Q. In your study of Rev. 6 you put forward the following; “After the true Church is gone, those who also call themselves the church, but have been left behind, won’t have much trouble at all accepting Islam.” Do you still hold to this belief?
In light of Ezekiel 38-39, which you have stated, and I believe, will occur before the tribulation, God destroys the federation of Muslim countries that come against Israel. God explains in Ezekiel that all will know He is God at the end of this conflict. 1) Why would anyone seeing this believe that Islam is the true religion since it’s armies were destroyed 2) With all of the atrocities that are being committed in the name of Allah at this time, could any sane person come to that conclusion?
A. You don”t have to take my word for any of this. Just look around you. A hybrid religion called “Chrislam” has already invaded the Church. It’s an attempt to merge the two faiths into one.
And many people, including past and present leaders of our country, contend that Islam is a religion of peace that has been hijacked by a radical element, and that God and Allah are two names for the same deity. After the battle of Ezekiel 38 and the rapture of the Church people will be desperate for anything that holds out the promise of peace.
I consider the idea that Islam will be wiped out after their defeat in the Battle of Ezekiel 38 to be wishful thinking. Islamic armies have been defeated many times, and yet the religion thrives. Also, some of the largest Islamic countries in the world won’t even be represented in Ezekiel 38, and of those that are, only their armies will be defeated. Their nations will survive. People will be looking for a reason to believe. And remember, no people of the Muslim faith will go in the rapture. It will suddenly be the world’s biggest religion by a wide margin. It’s size alone will make it attractive.
And if, as I believe, a great leader from the Islamic faith will emerge to restore peace and order, his message will be very attractive to people of every faith and no faith in a lost and frightened world.