TW: Islamic ‘King of the South’ View

Muslim Brotherhood
الإخوان المسلمون
Al-Ikhwān Al-Muslimūn


In Tomorrow’s World magazine, Dexter B. Wakefield, a minister in the Living Church of God, wrote:

Islamist ideology…has turned out to offer a powerful narrative that appeals to many Muslims unhappy with Western values and ideals. In this view of history, the “end of history” will come when a great leader, the Mahdi, will soon rise to reestablish the Caliphate, in which an autocrat, the Caliph, will rule through Sharia law (derived from the Qur’an and the reported sayings of Muhammad).

As a first step toward world domination, Islamists expect the Caliphate to retake the territories that Muslim rulers formerly occupied at the peak of Islam’s expansion in the late Middle Ages. Interestingly, this restoration of the Caliphate harmonizes well with biblical prophecy that tells of a coming “king of the South” that will play a key role in end-time events before the return of Jesus Christ (Daniel 11:40).

Several Muslim nations (e.g. Afghanistan, Iran, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen) are already governed by some form of Sharia law. Others, such as Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Qatar and United Arab Emirates, mix Sharia with other systems. Far from being viewed as oppressive, Sharia is seen as a divine alternative to corrupt secular rule. University of Maryland researchers polled Arab nations in 2008 and found that substantial majorities in Pakistan, Egypt and Morocco favored the establishment of the Caliphate—which would mean autocratic Islamist rule! This is a preference that most people in Western democracies struggle to understand. But it is clear that while most Western analysts of the Middle East favor political and economic liberty, many if not most of the Muslims they are studying would prefer to be governed by Islamic law.

(Wakefield D. Is This “The End of History”? Tomorrow’s World magazine, Nov-Dec 2011, p. 17)

Here is some of what the official English-language website of the Muslim Brotherhood teaches about its history and some of its goals:

Al-Banna was chiefly responsible for formulating the policies of this association…the idea of universal muslim state was constantly implied due to the association’s focus on Islam. While strongly disapproving of local brands of Nationalism, particularly if they were Western-inspired and secularly-minded, Banna developed his vision of Pan-Islamic Nationalism, insisting that Islam and Nationalism were complementary, especially when the latter operated within the parameter of the Islamic truth, since, for the Muslim Brethren, Islam was of course both religion and state. Here we need to analyze what was the basic concept from which Hassan al-Banna initiated to establish such Islamic organization. Then we would also explore his thought of the causes of descend of Islamic society particularly in Egypt. However, his effort and works deserved great consideration of Islamic society in the revolution to the revival of Islamic state (Caliphate)…The Muslim Brethren…believe that the caliphate is a symbol of Islamic Union and an indication of the bonds between the nations of Islam. They see the caliphate and its re-establishment as a top priority, subsequently; an association of Muslims people should be set up, which would elect the imam“.

While the Arabs will ultimately get their leader, this will not end up well. Notice what the Bible shows:

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. (Daniel 11:40-43)

The Islamic leader over the Arab peoples will not succeed for long. The destruction of him and many of his supporters will be a Muslim nightmare. But the stage is being set for the temporary rise of this leader.

World events are lining up with LCG’s understanding of biblical prophecy. The Muslim Brotherhood and/or Islamic groups with similar objectives will accomplish the goal of temporarily having unity among many nations in North Africa and the Middle East as Bible prophecy is calling for that (Daniel 11:40-43; Psalm 83:2-8).

Fortunately, Jesus will later return and establish His kingdom.

Some articles of 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? Might this King be called the Mahdi? What does the Bible say?
The Arab and Islamic 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? What about the Imam Mahdi? What lies ahead for Turkey, Iran, and the other non-Arabic Muslims?
Is There an Islamic Antichrist? Is Joel Richardson correct that the final Antichrist will be Islamic and not European? Find out.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2011, 2012, or 2013? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000?
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God was the Emphasis of Jesus and the Early Church Did you know that? Do you even know what the gospel of the kingdom is all about? True religion should be based upon the true gospel.
Did The Early Church Teach Millenarianism? Was the millennium (sometimes called chiliasm) taught by early Christians? Who condemned it. Will Jesus literally reign for 1000 years on the earth? Is this time near?

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