regarding the coming of the Mahdi - [link to www.answering-islam.org]
A brief summary of the page is below, people who have studied the biblical description of the antichrist will notice striking resemblances.
1. The Mahdi is Islams primary messiah figure.
2. He will be a descendant of Muhammad and will bear Muhammads name (Muhammad bin Abdullah).
3. He will be a very devout Muslim.
4. He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader.
5. He will emerge after a period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth.
6. He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppression.
7. He will be the Caliph and Imam (vice-regent and leader) of Muslims worldwide
8. He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order.
9. He will lead military action against all those who oppose him.
10. He will invade many countries.
11. He will make a seven year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage.
12. He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the faithful Muslims in a final slaughter/battle against Jews.
13. He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem.
14. He will rule for seven years (possibly as much as eight or nine).
15. He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth.
16. He will appear riding a white horse (possibly symbolic).
17. He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam.
He’s way too late. Indiana Jones found it in the 1930s.
Where was this when Steven Spielberg needed it for “Raiders of the Lost Ark?”
This is interesting. I remember seeing a documentary about the Ark on PBS or something. It was kept in very low key church in Ethiopia. Monks would guard the church. Now if a nice miracle would occur, that would get a few heads turning. I wonder what Pope Benedict thinks of it all? I thought the ark was taken away during the Babylonian captivity? Did they sell it to some ethiopian merchant for a nice price back in 600 BC?
So, it turns out the mahdi is an Ethiopian Christian patriarch.
Now com’on, how on earth has anyone kept this secret for centuries?
Hey if he can find this, have him go after the Obama birth certificate!
I’ll believe when there is independent confirmation of its authenticity.
2PM Italian Time is what as Eastern Standard in the USA?
I have a question. Why isn’t this upcoming event mentioned anywhere else in the news? I did a Yahoo search, and no one else is reporting this. It seems to me that, at the very least, this would be newsworthy archeologically. It doesn’t make sense to me.
Don’t look, Marion!
It has been posited that the Ark has resided in a church in Axum, Ethiopia all this time ...
Ummm... Let’s just say I’m skeptical.
And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon,
Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took
hold of it, for the oxen stumbled. The Lord’s anger
burned against Uzzah because of his irreverent act;
therefore God struck him down and he died there beside
the ark of God. (2Samual 6:6-7)
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