Q. Re: The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria. So, you think the government of the AC will be an Islamic Caliphate? How do you reconcile this with the nation of Israel accepting it?
A. The only people who will be safe in Israel during the end times will be non-believers. (Heeding the Lord’s warning in Matt. 24:15-21 believers will have fled).
This is the group that Isaiah accused of making a covenant with death in order to avoid “the overwhelming scourge” (Isaiah 24:14-16). It was partially fulfilled in the past but many scholars believe the ultimate fulfillment will come in the end times.
Also Ezekiel 44:7-8 tells us one of the first things God will complain about after He returns to Israel in the Millennium will be the fact that they let foreigners officiate in the temple during the Great Tribulation. And finally Jesus told the leaders of His day, “I have come in my father’s name and you did not accept me. Another will come in his own name and you will accept him” (John 5:43). He was speaking of the anti-Christ.
These references show that an Islamic anti-Christ could be welcomed, even in Israel. In fact there is no prophecy about the anti-Christ that would make fulfillment by someone from Islam impossible.