I’ve noticed many times that when speaking of End Times, many teachers seem to give the Islamic prophecies the same credence as they do to Biblical prophecies. Is there a basis for belief in any Islamic prophecies? Some Christian teachers compare the Mahdi with the AC as if he is really going to show up in the End Times.
I can’t speak for the motives of other teachers but I find it interesting that the one some Muslims look to as a messiah figure bears a striking resemblance to the one Christians know as the anti-Christ. For example, they’ll both come on the scene during a time of great chaos, they’ll both claim to be peacemakers, both will have 7-year reigns after which comes judgment, both will head up a one world government and a one world religion. This can’t be coincidental.
Do I think al Mahdi will come? Absolutely. But not because Muslim prophecies say so. I believe he’ll come because Biblical prophecies say the anti-Christ is coming.