Before the election this week of the Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi as president of Egypt, a prominent Egyptian cleric said that if this occurred, Egypt’s new capital will be Jerusalem. Safwat Hagazy made this statement at a presidential campaign rally aired on Egypt’s Annas TV on June 5 (“Jerusalem to Become Egypt’s Capital,” Al Arabiya News, June 9, 2012). He said millions will march toward Jerusalem and will either pray there or be martyred. In attendance at the rally was Mursi and Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie. Hagazy believes the Muslim Caliphate will be re-established as a united states of Arabs and that it will eventually rule the world. If it weren’t for Bible prophecy, it would appear that he is right, for who could stop them. Faithful Muslims are united in this objective and are zealous unto death, and there really is no one who could stand in their way over time. America is so spiritually blind that she doesn’t recognize Islam as an enemy. Europe is even worse off and is already being strangled by Islamization. Furthermore, both America and Europe are financially bankrupt through their ludicrous affair with socialism. The Bible’s amazingly detained prophecies describe a completely different future, though, than a world ruled by Islam. Jerusalem will not be owned by Egypt or by a Muslim Caliphate. The city will be briefly occupied by the Antichrist who will be a prince out of the old Roman Empire (Daniel 9:26), but he and his armies will be destroyed at the return of Jesus to establish His kingdom (Rev. 19:19 - 20:6). The destiny of the Islamic nations surrounding Israel are described in Bible prophecy, as we have dealt with in the book Israel: Past, Present, and Future.
(Friday Church News Notes, June 29, 2012, www.wayoflife.org, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-295-4143)
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