PCG, Ahmadinejad, & the End of the USA

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad


PCG had the following news item:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is different. Given the opportunity, he has no compunction about standing before world leaders, bowing his head, and praying for the personal strength to usher in the return of the Promised One.

The belief of a returning Mahdi, or 12th imam, is a defining doctrine within the most populous group of Shiites (known as Ithna Ashari, or “Twelvers”), to which Ahmadinejad belongs. Iran’s president—who pines for the extermination of the Jewish state and is gunning for a nuclear arsenal—is a staunch adherent to the mahdaviat, which is “belief in and efforts to prepare for the Mahdi,” according to the Encyclopaedia of Islam.

Iran’s leader doesn’t just believe the Mahdi is about to return—he considers it his responsibility to cause the apocalyptic conditions that he believes will surround his return!

Think about this. Russia’s foreign policy is built around resurrecting the “glory” days of the Soviet empire; the Chinese are working to compete with and marginalize the United States; European states are vying for more of the spotlight. America is seeking to find its niche in a multipolar world. Japan, India and other powers are positioning themselves relative to broad geopolitical trends. Each of these goals, while motivated by self-interest, is based on real-world realities, not spiritual beliefs.

Meanwhile, the supreme goal and current policies of the Iranian government are designed to create Armageddon in preparation for the return of the 12th imam!

As Joel Rosenburg, former aide to Benjamin Netanyahu, put it recently, “[I]n order to bring about this Islamic messiah, the Mahdi, the 12th imam, Islamic leaders need to hasten his coming by destroying little Satan, Israel, and the great Satan, the United States. … [T]he leaders actually believe they need to create bloody carnage, the death of millions of people in order to create the conditions for the Mahdi to bring peace”…

The fact that Ahmadinejad’s candid and highly public display of loyalty to the quest for Armageddon is so widely ignored by world leaders is a testament to the degraded state of leadership in America and much of the West. The Obama administration, among others, seeks to harness the power of negotiation, diplomacy and appeasement with Iran. It won’t work. It can’t work…

To learn more about Iran, and specifically where its apocalyptic ambitions will lead, read The King of the South.

Various Shi’ite leaders would like to see the Madhi return soon, as well as see the soon destruction of Israel and the United States.

Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had some control over the press in Iran, he may have helped spread the impression that Barack Obama would lead the the Madhi that he and the other Shit’ites hope for.  Notice the following from a Forbes article I reported on several months ago:

Obama and Ahmadinejad
Forbes – Oct 26, 2008
by Amir Taheri  (Amir Taheri is the author of 10 books on Iran, the Middle East and Islam.)

Is Barack Obama the “promised warrior” coming to help the Hidden Imam of Shiite Muslims conquer the world?

The question has made the rounds in Iran since last month, when a pro-government Web site published a Hadith (or tradition) from a Shiite text of the 17th century. The tradition comes from Bahar al-Anvar (meaning Oceans of Light) by Mullah Majlisi, a magnum opus in 132 volumes and the basis of modern Shiite Islam.

According to the tradition, Imam Ali Ibn Abi-Talib (the prophet’s cousin and son-in-law) prophesied that at the End of Times and just before the return of the Mahdi, the Ultimate Saviour, a “tall black man will assume the reins of government in the West.” Commanding “the strongest army on earth,” the new ruler in the West will carry “a clear sign” from the third imam, whose name was Hussein Ibn Ali. The tradition concludes: “Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us.”

In a curious coincidence Obama’s first and second names–Barack Hussein–mean “the blessing of Hussein” in Arabic and Persian. His family name, Obama, written in the Persian alphabet, reads O Ba Ma, which means “he is with us,” the magic formula in Majlisi’s tradition…

Obama has abandoned claims by all U.S. administrations in the past 30 years that Iran is “a state sponsor of terrorism.” Instead, he uses the term “violent groups” to describe Iran-financed outfits such as Hamas and Hezbollah.

Obama has also promised to attend a summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference within the first 100 days of his presidency. Such a move would please the mullahs, who have always demanded that Islam be treated differently, and that Muslim nations act as a bloc in dealings with Infidel nations. Ahmadinejad has described the U.S. as a “sunset” (ofuli) power as opposed to Islam, which he says is a “sunrise” (toluee) power. (see Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy?)

Now what does any of this have to do with Bible prophecy?

The Bible foretells a time where leader known as the King of the South will rise up.  For decades, the true Church has believed that this person may be the Mahdi that some of the Muslims have waited for. In a December 1979 Plain Truth article by Keith Stump titled The Arab World in Prophecy it states

But who is the “king of the south”?…in verse 40 we skip to “the time of the end”…The verse undoubtedly found partial fulfillment in the offensive of 1896…But Mussolini did not finish the prophecy…Just as there is yet to be a final “king of the north”…there may very well emerge in the same manner a final “king of the south”–an overall leader of an Arab-Moslem confederation, possibly bearing the very title Mahdi……a prophetic psalm (Psalm 83) provides additional insight into the Mideast picture. Germany (Assyria in Bible prophecy) and perhaps the rest of Europe will be in league in the future with a union of Arab nations…But in the end, this European-Arab alliance will prove short-lived…And the king of the north shall come against him [the king of the south]…The Arab-Moslem Confederation will, of course, be thrown into chaotic disarray in the fact of invasion.

Now even though PCG feels that Iran is the King of the South and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants Iran to lead the final resurgent Islamic power, that is not the way the Bible shows it.

The King of the South from a biblical perspective should be based more south of Jerusalem than Iran is.  Furthermore, the nations in Psalm 83 are mainly Arabic ones and while Iran may possibly be supportive, it will not lead the final King of the South.

Iran is not the final King of the South despite the fact that it is likely to take actions that will help lead to the rise of that Islamic power.  The Bible also shows that the USA will not have too long to survive after that happens as the King of the South will make a deadly deal with the coming King of the North (Daniel 11:27; Psalm 83).

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

Is There A Future King of the South? Some no longer believe there needs to be. Might Egypt, Islam, Iran, Arabs, or Ethiopia be involved? What does the Bible say?
The Arab World In the Bible, History, and Prophecy The Bible discusses the origins of the Arab world and discusses the Middle East in prophecy. What is ahead for the Middle East and those who follow Islam?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States?
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States Some claim that Barack Obama is the prophesied “son of Kenya”, based up an early 20th century writing.
Barack Obama in Islamic Prophecy? There is actually a 17th century Shiite prophecy that some believe that Barack Obama will fulfill that will lead to a rising up of Islam.
Prophecy Obama: Prophecies of Barack Obama? Are there biblical and non-biblical prophecies about Barack Obama. Did Nostradamus predict Barack Obama dealing with the Antichrist? This is the longest and most detailed of the articles here related to prophecy and Barack Obama.

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