One World Order; The "Return of the Khalifate” An Opinion. Part 3.
Catholicism & Mohammedanism.(Islam.) In our look at a one world order, I wanted to take the time and do a little comparison between two religious factions. These two are completely different from one another. Remember this study is intended to get all to start thinking about world affairs and the beginning of the end. This is just one interpretation.
1. Catholicism; We see in scripture the seven Hills on which the Great Whore sits.
Revelations 17:9; "And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth." This is a reasonable assumption, that the hills spoken of, are the seven hills surrounding Rome. But what we must also look at is the anti-Christ is not only a man of peace, but also a man of war. The Vatican does not have an army nor have they had one sense the Crusades.
Catholicism as a whole is not a totalitarianism entity. In other words, The Catholic Church has been loosing respect and members for some time now. The Christian community as a whole has 2.1 Billion believers, but only a part of these are Catholics. The Catholic Church has alienated itself from the remainder of the Christian Church by its practices of calling The Pope Holy Father and not allowing personal involvement in Biblical interpretation. The Bible expressly prohibits both of these practices. Unlike the Religion of Islam, Catholics can renounce this religion and go on, with the religion of Islam, there is no way out, or should I say no way out safely. The Vatican is not as powerful as it used to be in the 18th century, because of the massacre of the Protestants in Europe.
The Papal control of world religion is steadily on the down Cline. Thou there are many scriptures pointing to the Papal authority as being the figure of anti-Christ. There is one insurmountable obstacle, The Pope isn't Jewish and neither can be. Why? Because the Israeli people are looking for the Messiah, and He must be a Jew. This is not to say that Catholicism could not be involved but this makes it a little tougher to fulfill prophecy.
(TSK)Dan 12:11 - the time: Dan_8:11, Dan_8:12, Dan_8:26, Dan_11:31 the abomination: Heb. to set up the abomination, etc. Probably Mohammedanism, which sprang up in power the same year as the papal, ad 606; and 1,290 years from that time will be ad 1896, and 1,335 years ad 1941. Dan_8:13, Dan_9:27, Dan_11:31; Mat_24:15; Mar_13:14; Rev_11:2 maketh desolate: or, astonisheth a thousand: Dan_1:12, Dan_7:25, Dan_8:14; Rev_11:2, Rev_12:6, Rev_13:5
Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. Daniel 12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
2. Mohammedanism.(Islam.) First lets look at the word;”Subdue”, from Daniel 7:24.
1. To conquer by force or the exertion of superior power, and bring into permanent subjection; to reduce under dominion. Subduing implies conquest or vanquishing, but it implies also more permanence of subjection to the conquering power, than either of these words.
2. To oppress; to crush; to sink; to overpower so as to disable from further resistance.
3. To tame; to break by conquering a refractory temper or evil passions; to render submissive.
4. To conquer; to reduce to mildness.
5. To overcome; to conquer; to captivate.
6. To overcome; to overpower and destroy the force in charge.
The last definition is to subdue by treaty and words of kindness. Islam is supposed to be a religion of brotherly love; but in contrast to this Idea, it was and still is a warier, domineering and oppressive religion. This idea stems from the word Jihad. (Holy War)
Mohammedanism, sprang up in power the same year as the papal, ad 606. This is an important fact, sense both religions came to power in the same year. Muslims constitute 1/5th of the worlds population. The U.S. Population is, 295,734,134 (July 2005 est.) Islam religion is approximately 1,003,000,000(1.3 Billion.) Now imagine if one man controlled all Islam, this would constitute a very Impressive Military, wouldn't it?
The anti-Christ will be an unknown, the position of the Khalifate hasnt been filled in years. Here is the definition Khilafa and Khalifa. Khalifa is an Arabic word literally meaning "one who replaces someone else who left or died" (English: caliph). In the context of Islam, however, the word acquires a narrower meaning. The Muslim Khalifa is the successor (in a line of successors) to Prophet Muhammad's position as the political, military, and administrative leader of the Muslims. The prophetic role of Muhammad is strictly not included in this definition, as the Qur'an and Hadith clearly state that Muhammad was the last of the prophets.
Khilafa is a related Arabic word which, in the context of Islam, is used to denote the government of the Muslim state, of which the Khalifa is the head. A workable analogy of Khalifa and Khilafa is president and presidency or king and monarchy. The Khilafa is a fard kifaya on the ummah.
The first Khilafa was Abu Bakr, 632-634 AC. I haven't been able to find the total number, but would it be interesting if this upcoming Kailafa would be the 666th? This message is intended to inform and enlighten all into the beginning of the end of the Gentile rule. This is an insight, an opinion, on todays activities around the world.
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