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Author, historian and Bible prophecy expert Michael D. Fortner's latest book, The Beast and False Prophet Revealed, presents new and enlightening discoveries from over 30 years of research into Bible prophecy.
This new look at Bible prophecy presents strong evidence that the coming beast and false prophet of the book of Revelation are based solidly in Islam and Muhammad. When the head of the beast has a fatal wound, it represents the death of the last Islamic empire, the Ottoman (Turkish) Empire, in World War I—which means another Islamic empire will come back to life again to wage jihad upon the world.
The book claims the second beast of Revelation is Islam, the two horns representing the two factions: Sunni and Shiite. Islam has encoded in its teachings—murder, lying, plunder, slavery, rape, warfare and even terrorism as part of its official religious doctrine.
Jesus said that the thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy, and this is exactly what Islam has done from its beginning. No other religion so completely fits the description in the Bible of the beast and false prophet than Islam.
Islam is different from all the other religions that do not believe in Jesus, because Islam officially declares that Jesus is not the Son of God (Quran 4:171; 18:4-5), which is the biblical definition of Antichrist: "Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son" (1 John 2:22).
Islam ruled the second largest empire in history that stretched from the Atlantic Ocean to the borders of China. Millions of Christians have already suffered and died under Islam's armies of conquest, and Christians are still dying today in Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Sudan and many other places.
The spread of Islam has left a trail of blood, suffering and destruction like no other ideology in world history. History, and even this present age, shows us that Islam is a very violent and fascist religion, full of hate for Christians and Jews. No one could invent a more evil cult.
For hundreds of years the Muslims of North Africa captured European ships, and then American ships, and enslaved the crews. They even raided coastal towns and dragged people out of churches and into slavery where they were beaten and abused in order to pressure them to convert to Islam.
This new book presents the history of Islam to show how and why it is the beast of Revelation, and how the beast is even now clawing at the edges of the Abyss, trying to get out. It also includes Daniel 11. The details presented are like no other book.
For example: The verses of the Quran are called, "miraculous signs," and Revelation 13 says that the false prophet deceives people with "miraculous signs" (NIV).
The mark of the beast is also presented with new and enlightening information. Even the image of the beast has a surprising new interpretation.
But the beast's empire will not rule the entire planet. The author proved that there will never be a one-world government in Book One of the Bible Prophecy Revealed series. This is Book Two.
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