To prepare for this article I read the Koran, so I will start with my impressions. I experienced the Koran
as a very political book. It seemed to me that it was written for several purposes and so I will quote the
verses that influenced my thinking. (I read the Sahih International Version of the Koran, which is in
English.)

The primary purpose of the Koran is to establish its authority and the authority of its author.
"And those who believe and do righteous deeds and believe in what has been sent down upon
Muhammad - and it is the truth from their Lord - He will remove from them their misdeeds and amend
their condition." Surat Muhammad, Verse 2.  (47:2).

As you see, Muhammad is claiming to be a messenger of God's truth with the authority of Christ to
forgive sins.

Muhammad also claims to be the last of the prophets.
"
Muhammad is not the father of [any] one of your men, but [he is] the Messenger of Allah and last of the
prophets
. And ever is Allah, of all things, Knowing." Surat Al-Ahzab, Verse 40 (33:40).

Another purpose of the Koran is to hijack the Bible from the Christians and the Jews.
"And
We have already sent Noah and Abraham and placed in their descendants prophethood and
scripture; and among them is he who is guided, but many of them are defiantly disobedient. Then
We
sent following their footsteps
Our messengers and followed [them] with Jesus, the son of Mary, and
gave him the Gospel. And We placed in the hearts of those who followed him compassion and mercy
and monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe it for them except [that they did so]
seeking the approval of Allah. But they did not observe it with due observance. So We gave the ones
who believed among them their reward, but many of them are defiantly disobedient. O you who have
believed, fear Allah and believe in His Messenger; He will [then] give you a double portion of His mercy
and make for you a light by which you will walk and forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful."
Surat Al-Ĥadīd, Verses 26-28 (57:26-28, also see 33:7).

Here Muhammad is speaking for God and himself, "We," in claiming to have authored the Bible, both Old
and New Testaments. Note that both Christians and Jews are referred to as "defiantly disobedient," with
the implication that they do not deserve the Scriptures. Then a promise is made to "you who have
believed" that if they "fear Allah and believe in His Messenger," they will obtain enlightenment,
forgiveness and mercy. Implied in these verses is that the Jews and Christians have lost the scriptures
to the believers in Muhammad and the Koran.

Another purpose of the Koran is to demote Christ and replace Christianity.
""Say, "We have believed in Allah and in what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham,
Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and the Descendants, and in what was given to Moses and Jesus and to the
prophets from their Lord.
We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [submitting]
to Him." And whoever desires other than Islam as religion - never will it be accepted from him, and he,
in the Hereafter, will be among the losers."" Surat Ali Imran, Verse 85,86 (3:85,86).

Christ is listed here as just one of the prophets. Note that Ishmael, Abraham's son by Hagar, Sarah's
Egyptian handmaid, is listed here as a prophet, although the Bible does not recognise him as such.
According to the Koran, Christians, who don't recognise Muhammad, are to lose their afterlife.

The Koran does teach the virgin birth, but denies that Christ is the Son of God. Here is what it says
about the virgin birth.

""And [mention] when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah has chosen you and purified you and
chosen you above the women of the worlds. [And mention] when the angels said, "O Mary, indeed Allah
gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary -
distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ]. She said, "My
Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?" [The angel] said, "Such is Allah ; He creates
what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He only says to it, 'Be,' and it is. Indeed, the example of Jesus
to Allah is like that of Adam. He created Him from dust; then He said to him, "Be," and he was."" Surat Ali
Imran, Verse 42,45,47,59 (3:42,45,47,59).

Here is one of several denials that Christ is the Son of God, note that it also denies the Holy Ghost.
"O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth.
The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to
Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers.
And do not
say, "Three"; desist - it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son.

To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as
Disposer of affairs." Surat An-Nisa, Verse 171 (4:171, also see 5:75, 19:92, 23:91and 112:1-4)

Additionally, the Koran denies the crucifixion and resurrection.
"And [for] their saying, "Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of
Allah."
And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to
them
. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except
the following of assumption. And
they did not kill him, for certain." Surat An-Nisa, Verse 157 (4:157).

Finally, the Korah teaches that God and Mohammed sent Christ, who was merely a servant.
"Jesus was not but a servant upon whom
We bestowed favor, and We made him an example for the
Children of Israel." Surat Az-Zukhruf, Verse 59, (43:59).

Naturally, the Bible has something to say about this usurpation and perversion of Christ's message.
First, there is a curse on those who preach the perverted message.

"But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have
preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again,
If any man preach any
other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed
. But I certify you, brethren, that
the gospel which was preached of me is not after man. For I neither received it of man, neither was I
taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ." (Gal. 1:8,9,11,12).

This curse may explain why Arab society is so disordered, with so many people living in poverty,
institutionalized abuse of women, and Muslim fighting Muslim, killing men, women and children with
bombs.

The pronouncements of Muhammad in the Koran against the Christian understanding of Christ also
fulfill the definition of the spirit of antichrist.

"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is
of God: and every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this
is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the
world." (1 John 4:2,3).

All men come in the flesh, so coming "in the flesh" is only unique to Christ, who was the Son of the
Living God. A denial that "Jesus Christ is come in the flesh," is a denial of the divine origin of Christ. As
you see above, Muhammad has consistently denied the divinity of Christ in the Koran.

The scriptures tell us to expect many antichrists.

"For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.
This is a deceiver and an antichrist. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that
antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. Who
is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the
Son." (2 John 1:7; 1 John 2:18,22).

Given the radical teachings against Christ and Christianity found in the Koran, it is reasonable to
consider that every Muslim who accepts its teachings is an antichrist. Since the only world religions that
teach against Christ are the Jews and the Muslims, one of these must be the religion of the Antichrist.

We know from the scriptures of both Old and New Testaments that the Jews will accept Christ.

"Say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of
Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel his fellows (the lost tribes found in the Christian nations), and will put
them with him, even with the stick of Judah (the known Jews), and make them one stick, and they shall
be one in mine hand. And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one
king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into
two kingdoms any more at all: and David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one
shepherd (Christ): they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them." (Ez. 37:
19,22,24).

"And if some of the branches be broken off (some Jews damned for refusing Christ), and thou, being a
wild olive tree (a descendant of Jacob found among the Gentiles), wert grafted in among them, and with
them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; boast not against the branches... For if thou
wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good
olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive
tree? For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your
own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
And so
all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall
turn away ungodliness from Jacob: for this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.  
As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election,
they are
beloved for the fathers’ sakes
." (Romans 11:17,18,24-28).

By process of elimination, the Antichrist must be a Muslim. Because of this, Barack Obama's profession
of "My Muslim faith" is extremely troubling. What he said, exactly, was, "You're absolutely right that
John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith." (YouTube, "Obama Admits Muslim Faith," (Interview
with George Stephanopoulos), tapperjapper, Sept. 8, 2008).

Many of the other things Obama has said and done, that suggest he is a closet Muslim, can be viewed
on YouTube as well. I particularly recommend YouTube, "Obama Admits He Is A Muslim," produced by
FeelTheChangeMedia, Aug. 7, 2009. Note particularly, that Obama repeatedly speaks of the "Holy" Koran.

Obama has spoken of the Bible as well. But note that he did not show much respect for the scriptures,
nor did he refer to the "Holy" Bible. See YouTube, "Barack Obama Mocks And Makes Fun Of The Bible,
No Christian Would Do This," harvardlawgrad, Aug. 21, 2008.

All of the news clips I am recommending feature Barack Obama himself, speaking his own words. My
conclusion: Barack Obama is a Muslim, who is masquerading as a Christian. He has unmasked himself by
showing reverence for the "Holy" Koran and disrespect for the Bible.

Is Obama the Antichrist? Well, there are similarities.

The exploits of the Antichrist are something of a mystery. There are three great unclean spirits of
deception mentioned in Revelation 16 which come forth just before the Battle of Armageddon.

"And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was
dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
And I saw three unclean spirits like
frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of
the false prophet
. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of
the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Behold, I
(Christ) come as a thief
. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and
they see his shame. And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue
Armageddon." (Rev. 16:12-16).

It is obvious that this has not happened yet. The first sign of the fulfillment of this prophecy will be a
drought in the East and Mideast which reduces the rivers to ponds so that they can be easily crossed. A
second sign is the quiet advent of Christ, after the message of the three unclean spirits takes the
center of the world stage.

One of the three unclean spirits comes out of the mouth of Satan, the dragon, with a mission to destroy
Christians. "And the great dragon was cast out (of heaven), that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan,
which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman (symbol of the Christian church), and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus
Christ." (Rev. 12:9,17).

Another of the unclean spirits represents the beast, the symbol of the economic-political-religious
power elite that rules the world. "And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of
the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the
name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a
bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion (descended from the four great beasts representing empires
found in Daniel 7): and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And it
was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and
power was given him over
all kindreds, and tongues, and nations
. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose
names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Rev. 13:
1,2,7,8).

The beast is globalism, the New World Order which rules the earth using apostate religion and
politicians for the benefit of the super rich. The beast makes war on those who denounce it, among
them the saints of God.

The third of the unclean spirits represents the false prophet, and that would be Muhammad, the most
influential false prophet in the history of the world, a prophet whose teachings try to overthrow
Christianity.

You will note that each of these unclean spirits has an ongoing battle against Christianity. When these
three unclean spirits unite in one man, that man will be a powerful antichrist.

Many of our presidents have supported the beast, the New World Order. Indeed, prophecy has said that
they would do so. (See Rev. 13:11-18, also see V. T. Houteff, "The Shepherd's Rod," Vol. 2, 1932, p. 108-
110. Note that Rev. 13:13 is about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.)

Some former presidents may have promoted a non-Christian agenda, but no president before Barack
Obama has ever tirelessly promoted the Muslim religion of the false prophet, Muhammad. Is Barack
Obama the Antichrist?

It isn't time for the Antichrist yet. So probably the answer is no. Two thoughts keep me from saying
definitely not. First, Obama is young yet. Second, when the Antichrist starts to enrapture the world, he is
going to be as handsome as Barack Obama, as charismatic as Barack Obama, and say exactly the same
things Barack Obama is saying.  

Amo Paul Bishop Roden
THE KORAN AND THE ANTICHRIST
Young Obama wearing traditional Muslim garments.