2091 BC God spoke
to a man
living in Canaan (now modern day Iraq) and told him to travel to a land
Lord will show you. So Abram
(later renamed Abraham) at age 75 left the land of his
wife Sarai and his nephew Lot and his family, and they traveled east to
the land which is present day Israel. God gives Abram a
that his descendants will become a mighty nation living on this land
for ever. Abramham
has a son, Ishmael,
with an Egyptian maid servant, Hagar.
Later at age 100 he has a second son Isaac with his wife
is considered the true son by his wife Sarai. Isaac has two sons Jacob
and Esau. Jacob gets the blessing of Isaac and becomes the family
has twelve sons
the 12 tribes of Israel) and Joseph and Benjamin
youngest sons born from his
favorite wife Rachel. Joseph becomes the favorite son but jealously
ensues between the brothers and the brothers sell Joseph to a caravan
a slave headed to
Egypt. They tell their father Jacob that Joseph was eaten by a lion. In
Egypt Joseph correctly interprets a dream of Pharaoh and is
promoted to a high position. A famine ensues and Jacob's family comes
to Egypt seeking food. Later generations of the Hebrews become slaves
serving Pharaoh for the next 400 years.
is born 1526 BC
leads the Israelites out of Egypt with God's help. God gives Moses the Ten Commandments
on Mt. Sinai, which are God's Laws by which the people of Israel are to
live by. These laws become the cornerstone of the Jewish faith, also
known as the Mosaic Law. Over the following centuries these laws are
expanded to cover all facets of Jewish life. Jewish life becomes very
legalistic and it becomes increasing difficult for people to follow a
complex set of ever expanding laws. The Israelites return
Land" where Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had lived.
Jews believe that one day the promised Messiah will come to
Christianity: an off shoot of
predicted that a
savor would be born in Bethlehem. Around 4 BC (the exact date is
uncertain) a baby boy is born in a manger in Bethlehem to a just
married Jewish couple Mary and Joseph. Mary is told
the boy Jesus
by the angel Gabriel. Jesus grows to be a young
and is baptized by John
the Baptist after which a voice is heard coming
from Heaven saying, "This
is my son with whom I'm well pleased." This
marks the start of his three year ministry. Jesus gathers 12 followers
who follow him and are his students. (After Jesus
death, four of the disciples write accounts of Jesus life and these
become the four Gospels
of the New Testament.)
In his travels
throughout Judea he preaches a new message of God's love for those who
repent of sin, and Eternal
Life in Heaven as he heals the lame, the lepers, the
blind, the deaf
and he cast out demons. He also raises Lazarus from the
a storm at sea his disciples fear the boat will sink and they awaken
him and he commands the sea to be calm. He teachs that Mosaic
can be summed up in the Golden
unto others as you would have
them do unto you." You are to love God and you are to also
mission for God
was to become a sacrifice to God the Father for all people who
repent and follow
Jesus. God in his mercy saw that people fell short and could not always
follow the His Commandments. So God made a new covenant with
through the crucifixion of Jesus
Christ atoning for the sins of
mankind. During the Last
Super with his disciples Christ,
told his followers to break
bread and eat it
remembering his sacrificed body and to
drink the wine in remembrance of his shed blood for their sins.
crucifixion, he was placed in a tomb under guard
Roman soldiers. As Jesus predicted he arose from the dead on the third
day, and spent the next 40 days preaching to the disciples and hundreds
others who became believers, after which he ascended into heaven on a
cloud. Jesus also said that, "You will see me sitting at the
of God the Father" on Judgment
Day, and that God has given me authority
over all to judge the
dead. When you come before Jesus Christ on Judgement
Day, if He
says, "he doesn't not know you", you will be cast into the Lake of Burning
The Prophet Mohammad of
was born in Mecca in the year 570 AD. Before he was born his father
Abdulla died and at age five his mother also died. His grandfather then
took over raising the child but then he was orphaned again several
years later and his uncle, Abu Talib took over raising the child. As a
young man Mohammed was hired by a wealthy widow and distant cousin
Khagija. Sometime after hiring Mohammed as her business agent, Khagija
proposed to Mohammed. They married and had six children, but the two
sons died in childhood while the four daughters lived to
about 40 years of age he spent time in the cave Hira in the
mountain Jabal al-Nour where, he was visited by the
and given a vision. At first this vision terrified Mohammed
and he thought he might be going mad. The angel Gabriel gave Mohammed
verses to recite. Mohammed shared the vision and verses with his wife
Khagija who comforted the troubled Mohammed. She encouraged him not to
fear Gabriel, to seek further messages, and she became the first
convert to Islam. It was understood that these revelations of the angel
came from Allah,
the one God of Islam. Later these revelations were writen
down forming the Koran,
or the words of Allah.
the Koran contain the words of Allah, Muslims also study the Sira which is the
biography of Mohammed. To be a good Muslim you must follow the example
of Mohammed so the Sira becomes very important. However, there is no
one offical Sira; there are many versions. The two most widely known
are by Ibn Ishaq and Al Tabari. About three quarter of the Sira relates
to politics and war.
addition to the Koran and the Sira is the Hadith which is a
short story about what Mohammed did or said. This is the traditions
of Mohammed. There are two versions of the Hadith, one by
Bukhari and one by Muslim. So the three writings of Islam are
the Koran, the Sira and the Hadith which make up the Trilogy of the
transition from Spiritual to Militant leader.
Mohammad early life he was know as an honest business man and was well
respected in Mecca.
After he started having his visions he would share his
visions with other people. Over a period of time he was able convert
about a dozen followers. During this first time in Mecca he was seen as
a peaceful spiritual leader, but most of the people in Mecca rejected
his revelations, so he left Mecca and traveled to Medina. In Medina
Mohammed turned to raiding caravans to steal goods. He became a
political and military leader. While he still was receiving revelations
from Allah, the new verses where much less peaceful then the verses
received while in Mecca. So there are two versions of the Koran, if you
will; the early peaceful writings and the later more militant writings.
Muslims give greater weight to the later verses of the Koran sighting
them as more accurate revelation from Allah. So while one can find
peaceful verse from Allah one can also find over 100 verses telling
Muslims to kill the non-Muslim Infidels.
The Muslims call this struggle with the Infidels the Jihad.
when you are told that Islam is a peaceful religion this
becomes a half truth at best. The vast majority of terrorist
attacks and killings world wide done today are by Jihadist Muslims.
Three of these Religions believe there is only on true God; But!
is one and only
one true God, and they are very proud of this belief, and they call
this God, Allah. Likewise, Jews believe there is only one God who
created the universe and everything in it; they sometimes call this
God, Jehovah. Christians also believe in this same one creator God
and believe God had a son, Jesus. God sent Jesus to earth to tell
mankind more about the Father and offer the gift of salvation. Many
assume that since all three of these religions believe in one God, it
must be the same God, only they use different names for this same
God. If they all believe in the same God, would not this God accept
all of his followers? But if this were the case, why would this God
tell some of his followers to kill others who also believe in him?
leads us to
believe that this is
not the one in the same God for all three faiths.
all three of
these major faiths
believe in one true God, what is taught about this God differs
between the faiths. The Judo-Christian God is a God of truth, light
and goodness. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto
Do not lie, Do not cheat, Do not steal, Do not kill, Do not commit
adultery, Do not covet your neighbor's things, Honor your mother and
father, Do not have any false Gods before me, Do not worship false
idols. While the Muslims have similar moral teachings, their God
tells them to kill the infidels which include Christians and Jews.
There are over one hundred verses in the Koran commanding Muslims to
kill the infidels. If these faiths all believe in the same God, why
would God tell some of his followers to kill his own people?
is a religion of
death, without much hope, while the other two religions are of light,
life and hope. One religion teaches the only sure way to reach Heaven
is to die fighting for Allah in a Jihad, while the Christian faith
teaches Jesus died for our sins and we get to Heaven through Him. He
is the Truth, the Light of the World, the Good Sheppard, and the
Gateway. He is our Hope of Salvation and Eternal Life.
Prophecy of the Three Faiths
JEWISH Viewpoint: All
three of these religions have prophecies about the end times. The Jews
have an old prophecy from Isaiah foretelling of the Messiah who will
one day come to save the Jews who will be surrounded and greatly
out-numbered by their enemies. Christians believe that
prophecy was fulfilled with Jesus, but that Jesus will return a second
CHRISTIAN Viewpoint: Jesus
that there would be a great time of Trouble called the Tribulation.
During the Tribulation the
people of the earth will be in great conflict, with many people
following the anti-Christ,
whose followers will be beheading and
crucifying many Christians and Jews around the world. At the end of
this time the Christ would
return. When he returns at the 'end of the age'
the Jews will recognize him as the long awaited Messiah.
He will come with
an army of angels to defeat the anti-Christ at the Battle of
Armageddon. After which Satan will be placed in a
bottomless pit, and
Jesus will reign from Jerusalem for 1000 years of peace on the New Earth.
(Read Matthew 24)
MUSLIM Viewpoint: Likewise
Muslims also believe in a similar end-time prophecy but one which is
completely inverted from the Christian Biblical predictions of Jesus
and the Book
of Revelation. In the Muslim viewpoint Jesus was not the son of God but
just a prophet. When Isa
(Jesus) returns he will ally himself with the radical Muslims who are
killing the Infidels. In this scenario Isa is a radical
who will follow behind the Imam Mahdi. Muslims believe that
is the final caliph of Islam. The Mahdi will be a powerful
military and political ruler unparalleled in world history, who will be
leading the Muslim world wide jihad. Christians will view this leader
as the anti-Christ. Muslims also beleive they will be victorious at the
final Battle of Armageddon, and are currently working to bring it
about. Muslim Jihadist are now openly saying they are the Army of Armageddon,
which makes many people think we are nearing or in the End Tmes!
In all three religions Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is in their
prophecies, although each view him as playing a different role in the End Times.
Brotherhood has formulated a plan to conquer the world for Islam. This
plan is know as "The Project" The time complete this goal is in the
next five to ten years. Muslim Brotherhood leaders have been frequent
guest at the White House in the past 7 years.
Heaven Do You Want to Live in?
Do you want to spend eternity living with people who followed Jesus'
command, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."?
To live with people who have been kind and loving to their
neighbors, and will be kind and loving to you now.
Or would you like to spend eternity living with people who got to
Heaven by killing people who did not believe in their religion. People
who might still be angry with you and might still want to mistreat and
harm you because they disagree with you now.
READ MORE ABOUT THE END TIMES AT:
Shemitah Blood Moons Jubilee Year.
On that web site are many links to videos and audios
concerning current events of the End Times.