Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Joel Richardson: Will Islam Be Our Future? A Study of Biblical and Islamic Eschatology

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To read abit about Joel Richardson, kindly click on this link:

http://www.joelstrumpet.com/?page_id=2916

Joel Richardson is a New York Times bestselling author, film-maker, and internationally recognized teacher. Joel lives in the United States with his wife and five children. With a special love for all the peoples of the Middle East, Joel travels and teaches on the gospel, living with Biblical Hope, and the return of Jesus. He has been featured on, or written for numerous radio, television and news outlets across the world, and is the author, editor, director, or producer of the following books and documentaries:

Sheep Among Wolves : Chronicles of the Persecuted Church Part 1
When a Jew Rules the World: What the Bible Really Says About Israel in the Plan of God
Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist
Islamic Antichrist: The Shocking Truth About the Real Nature of the Beast
God’s War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy & the Bible
Why We Left Islam: Former Muslims Speak Out
End Times Eyewitness: Israel, Islam, and the Unfolding Signs of Messiah’s Return
The Global Jesus Revolution: Israel, Islam and the Gospel at the End of the Age (Spring 2016)

To read a bit about the serious and influential Christian site Answering-Islam, kindly click on this link:

http://www.answering-islam.org/about.html

Who is (behind) "Answering Islam" ?

Many people send us emails asking who we are, what are our qualifications to speak on Islam, what is our statement of faith, etc.

Some say, that they love our site, and would like to recommend it to others, but cannot do so before they know who we are and what exactly we believe.

If you are one who seeks answers to these questions, we would like to ask you: What would you need these answers for? Why is the (usually acknowledged) quality of our material not enough for you?
We have no desire that people believe our arguments just because some respectable names of persons, organizations or churches are attached to the site. Often the question comes from Christians who want to be sure, we are evangelical Christians, before they can trust or recommend us.

We do not want Christians (or anyone else) to believe what we write is correct just because we claim to be evangelical, or because we can tout some academic titles to the names of our authors, but because the arguments are biblical, well documented, and logically sound.

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The same holds for the question of academic qualifications. Some of our authors are teaching Theology, Religious Studies or even Islamic Studies at Universities. But there are too many professors of Islamic Studies who spread false information about Islam, while some self-taught laymen have a much deeper understanding. Evaluate the quality of our writings for yourself, and do not fall into the fallacy of appeal to authority.

Here follows the link to the book which can be read for free at the Answering-Islam site, with the author`s persmission:

http://www.answering-islam.org/Authors/JR/Future/

Will Islam Be Our Future?

A Study of Biblical and Islamic Eschatology




Joel Richardson




Table of Contents


Introduction:  A Note From The Author

Part One: Introduction to Islamic Eschatology And Doctrine

Chapter 1.           Why This Book? Waking Up to The Islamic Revival
Chapter 2.           The Sacred Texts of Islam
Chapter 3.           Islamic Eschatology
Chapter 4.           The Mahdi: Islam’s Awaited Messiah
Chapter 5.           Comparing The Biblical Antichrist and The Mahdi
Chapter 6.           The Muslim Jesus
Chapter 7.           Comparing The False Prophet and The Muslim Jesus
Chapter 8.           The Dajjal: Islam’s Antichrist
Chapter 9.           Comparing The Biblical Jesus and The Dajjal
Chapter 10.         The Revived Islamic Empire of The Antichrist
Chapter 11.         The Dark Nature of Muhammad’s Revelations
Chapter 12.         The Antichrist Spirit of Islam
Chapter 13.         An Ancient Hatred for The Jews
Chapter 15.         Jihad And Islam’s Goal of World Domination
Chapter 16.         Understanding Deceit and Dishonesty in Islam
Chapter 18.         Summary Comparisons

Part Two: Further Analysis

Chapter 19.         Addressing Some Potential Objections
Chapter 20.         Further Thoughts

Part Three: How Should We Respond?

Chapter 21.         Responding with Prayer
Chapter 22.         Responding with Outreach
Chapter 23.         Preparing for Martyrdom



An expanded second edition of the book may be purchased here.

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