It may come as a shock to you to read such a headline, but I believe that the Bible clearly teaches that we will see the same on the front pages of daily newspapers one day. Islam is such a great and powerful religion and enemy of the Gospel, how could it ever fall? What we are going to discuss in this article I think will amaze you and reveal just how great our God, Jehovah Jesus, is.
Without doubt we are standing on the threshold of the soon return of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Millennial Kingdom. Each day’s events around the world point to the fact that something momentous is about to take place. Of course, the Devil will trick the majority into accepting the Antichrist as their messiah, but God’s plans and purposes are still on schedule. For the Antichrist to control the world he will have to unite all religious traditions into a New Age ecumenical organisation. This is obviously in process today. But when Jesus returns all men will have to acknowledge that He is Lord. “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:10-11). This means that every Moslem will have to bow their knee to Jesus and declare Him to be the true God.
But there is more to the fall of Islam than this. It is easy to interpret the above Scripture to mean that everyone will be forced to say that Jesus is Lord before they are doomed to Hell. If I said that the Moslems will want to worship Jesus as God and to serve Him faithfully, this would put a different light on the matter. There is coming something that will cause the Muslim to see the error and devilishness of Islam. They will see that without doubt Mohammed was a liar and a trickster. It is my opinion that the Antichrist will weaken the faith of the Moslem world by promoting himself as God. I further believe that when they see that this false messiah fails them and that their god ‘Allah’ has not come to their deliverance, they will turn to what Bible-believing Christians have been telling them for centuries – Jesus Christ is Lord!
There appears to be a long way to go for this to happen. We would have said the same about communism before the walls came down. I believe that the fall of Islam will be sudden and that they will never return to ‘Allah’.
We must realise that ‘Allah’ is a false god, a demon who continually deceived the desert dwellers throughout history. The sign of Islam (and therefore of ‘Allah’) is the crescent moon (sometimes depicted with a star). It is interesting to note that Diana, goddess of the ancient world, wore a crescent moon on her head. She was the moon goddess mentioned in the Bible ~ “And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?” (Jeremiah 44:19). Diana was the goddess of Ephesus (now in modern day Turkey). It is worthy of notice that Mary the mother of Jesus was first declared to be the Queen of Heaven by a Church counsel in Ephesus. You will remember also that the moon features very prominently on statues and images of Mary. Islam will probably unite with the world church through the mediation of the Catholic Church. You may be thinking that the word ‘Allah’ is just another word for god or just another name for our God. In this you would be mistaken. ‘Allah’ is always capitalised. So no matter what language it is placed within it remains a name rather than a title. Islam sees ‘Allah’ as the name of their god. A reference from the Quran should illustrate this: “He has only forbidden you dead meat, and blood, and the flesh of swine, and any (food) over which the name of other than Allah has been invoked. But if one is forced by necessity, without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, –then Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Sura 16:115 A.Yusuf Ali Translation.) To make the name ‘Allah’ become another title or name of the Lord God of the Bible is utter foolishness. I was interested to learn that The International Bible Society produced a version of the Bible using this name throughout. The reference I am about to share with you from Isaiah 12:2 will reveal how ridiculous and blasphemous it is to give our God the name ‘Allah’. If we were to translate it back into English using the name ‘Allah’ it would read: “Behold, Allah is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid: for the LORD Jehovah is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation.” You can see how confusing this would be to both Muslims and Christians. The name ‘Allah’ is an Arabic word for a god which eventually became the most important name for Mohammed’s god. The International Bible Society could have used the Turkish word for God (Tanri) but chose to bend their knees to Allah rather than Jesus. The Compton’s Interactive Encyclopaedia says, “Altogether there are about 750 million Muslims around the world, though there are no precise statistics. Some estimates range as high as 1 billion.” Seeing the strength and fundamentalism of Islam in the newspapers and upon television it appears unbelievable that this religion will fall and its followers turn to Christ.
I said at the beginning of this article that Islam will fall. I want to take you to a very important portion of Scripture regarding this. This is a prophecy concerning God’s dealings with the Egyptians and the Assyrians. “And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow a vow unto the LORD, and perform it. And the LORD shall smite Egypt: He shall smite and heal it: and they shall return even unto the LORD, and He shall be intreated of them, and shall heal them. In that day shall there be a highway out of Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians shall come into Egypt, and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians shall serve with the Assyrians. In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land: Whom the LORD of hosts shall bless saying, Blessed be Egypt my people, and Assyria the work of my hands, and Israel my inheritance.” (Isaiah 19:21-25). Today these are two great Islamic countries that are rarely out of the news. Egypt has already made a peace treaty with Israel but are we to believe that Assyria (modern day Iraq) will do the same? When one thinks of Islam our minds automatically go to Saddam Hussein and Iraq. I want us to read the same verses from the Living Bible (I am not promoting the use of this Bible version but at this point it will serve to shed some more light on Isaiah’s prophecy.) “In that day the Lord will make himself know to the Egyptians. Yes, they will know the Lord and give their sacrifices and offerings to him; they will make promises to God and keep them. The Lord will smite Egypt and then restore her! For the Egyptians shall turn to the Lord and he will listen to their plea and heal them. In that day Egypt and Iraq will be connected by a highway, and the Egyptians and the Iraqi will move freely back and forth between their lands, and they shall worship the same God. And Israel will be their ally; the three will be together, and Israel will be a blessing to them. For the Lord will bless Egypt and Iraq because of their friendship with Israel. He will say, ‘Blessed be Egypt, my people; blessed be Iraq, the land I have made; blessed be Israel, my inheritance!” This can only mean one thing: Iraq and Egypt will forsake Islam! There is coming a spiritual earthquake that will destroy the foundations of all false religion including Islam. This is why Jesus came: “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8). The fall of Islam may seem far fetched at the moment but Bible prophecy has an habit of coming to pass exactly as God said. What a day that will be! We are responsible for sharing the Gospel with the Muslim and other lost people.