Popular Book Encourages Church to Break Through Islam's Veil as Muslim Violence Spreads Worldwide
MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 10 /Christian Newswire
/ -- Joel Richardson, author of The Islamic Anti-Christ
(WND Books), once played it safe for his family and himself by taking on a pseudonym after someone threatened their lives. The controversial subject of Richardson's well-researched book about events that signal the return of Christ conveys a nascent but growing opinion that the beastly global, political, and religious dictator known as the Anti-Christ will emerge from the Middle East--not Europe as depicted in the best-selling Left Behind novels.
Is it coincidence that Major Nidal Malik Hasan was a devout Muslim, that 90 percent of the current world fighting involves Islamic terror movements, that Islam is the world's fastest-growing religion climbing at four times the rate of Christianity, and that abuses associated with Sharia Law are sweeping the globe?
According to The Islamic Anti-Christ, Richardson doesn't think so. "I am trying to present a new paradigm without making people upset," Richardson said recently on the eve of the third printing of his popular book. "But, people have staked their careers on it," he said.
Richardson's end times theory is based on biblical scripture including Micah 5--"He will deliver us from the Assyrian when he invades our land and marches into our borders." And, Richardson believes traditional prophecy scholars misinterpret Daniel's prediction to Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar about the rise and fall of future empires that lead to the end times.
"Western Christians have viewed one of those empires as Rome when Rome never actually conquered Babylon and was thus disqualified as a possibility," Richardson argues.
Theories presented in The Islamic Anti-Christ
continue to grow in popularity as the world watches the injustices of Muslim Law spread across the globe and infiltrate many sectors of U.S. society. Most recently the terrorist-style murders by Major Nidal Malik Hasan in Fort Hood, TX and the imprisonment of Maryam Rustampoor and Marzieh Amirizadeh, two Iranian women who converted from Islam to Christianity, are events Richardson points to on his website, www.joelstrumpet.com
, as evidence of things to come.
Emails from pastors, rabbis and laypeople say that no other end times teaching has made so much sense. Faith leaders who have endorsed Richardson include Chuck Missler, Joseph Farah, Jack Kelley, Chuck Smith, and Ergun Caner, among many others.
Caner, who converted from Islam to Christianity and currently teaches at Liberty Theological Seminary, said of The Islamic Anti-Christ, "In an era and an age where ambiguity reigns, Joel Richardson has written a book that is clear, well researched, and to the point. Few people in the Christian community have the courage to study world religions, much less invest themselves in it as he has done. Do yourself a favor; get this book, read this book, live out the truths that you pull out of it. It is worth your time, more importantly, souls hang in the balance."
Not among Richardson's fan-base is Hal Lindsey, considered one of the world's foremost eschatology experts. Richardson had hoped The Late Great Planet Earth author might even endorse him. But, instead Lindsey has become one of "The Islamic Anti-Christ's staunchest critics, calling Richardson's stance a "lie."
After making multiple trips into the Middle East including recent travels into Istanbul, Richardson encourages the church to lay down its fear and stereotypes of the Muslim world to break through Islam's veil.
"Tell them you are greatly deceived," Richardson offered, "I invite you to become a follower of Jesus--not the false Jesus."
Joel Richardson is the co-author with Walid Shoebat of "God's War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the Bible" and co-editor of "Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out." "The Islamic Anti-Christ" is published by WND Books and is available in the WND Superstore.
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