- Paperback: 364 pages
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"Bible prophecy is like a giant jigsaw puzzle- except there is no picture on the box." Jack Smith introduces the reader to his unique method of deciphering biblical prophecy in his book Islam, the Cloak of Antichrist. He sees prophecy as a very large, intricate puzzle. Each piece of that puzzle is a passage or verse of prophetic Scripture that is correctly interpreted. That piece must also fit in with the pieces around it. Every piece that is added acts as a foundation for the next piece. Mr. Smith teaches the reader this method of deep Bible study throughout his book, while also answering tough questions, including: Who is the Antichrist? What is the truth behind the Muslim religion and the Qur'an? What is Israel's importance in the last days? Some of the special features of this book include: â¢ A table at the end of each chapter that summarizes the significant points. â¢ A glossary to help the reader understand confusing "end-times" terms. â¢ Extensive historical and factual notes. â¢ A color insert with images of the Dome of the Rock. According to Jack Smith, "holy war" against Jews and Christians is a common thread woven throughout Bible prophecies of the last days. This holy war will encompass the entire earth, including a wearing down of Christianity, a trampling of Jerusalem, and Islam's eventual dominion over the entire world, including the White House. Smith interprets Shi'ah Islam of Iran to be a leading force in this holy war.
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My first impression is that the author, so-called "Jack Smith" has presented his view with honesty. In fact, on several occasions he plainly and openly describes opposing views truthfully, giving the reader every option to disagree with the author's view as presented in the book. Examples would be from pages 101-104, where he first describes the "revived Roman Empire" view that has been prevalent for many years. He also quotes from leading advocates of that view, letting them speak for themselves. Another example of this kind of transparency is when the author presents opposing views of the use of the Hebrew term "Rosh", on page 252, pertaining to whether "Rosh" is a proper noun or an adjective...a name or a characteristic of a person respectively.
I get the impression thus far that the author is an honest person, not insecure about his own view or others, willing to compare it with others and see where the historical and contextual evidence best points.
The subject matter of the book is serious without being boring. It's may seem technical to some, probably not immediately appealing for someone without an interest in eschatology, that is until one reads the rather explosive first several chapters. However, for those who do read it without an initial interest in Christian (or Muslim) eschatology, I believe they will be interested in both by the time they finish the book.
The book is obviously well researched. There are a whopping 705 (43 pages of ) end note citations and 77 selections in the bibliography.
Muslim evangelists, using "taqiyya" (lying for the cause of Islam) in an attempt to deceive Christians, often claim to believe, love and follow Jesus. However, when Islamic end times eschatology is known, it can be readily pointed out from their own eschatology as described in this book, that they believe some other Jesus, not the Biblical Jesus. In Islamic eschatology, Jesus will be a Muslim who will kill Jews and Christians who do not submit to the Mahdi and Islam. It becomes evident that the Jesus of Islamic eschatology is a killer, not a Savior.
Getting back to the book itself, there were times I simply could not put it down. There were also times that I couldn't help but skip ahead to some later chapter, eager to delve into the insights the author had to offer there and then return to where I left off before continuing a methodical, chapter-by-chapter reading.
While reading the book, I distinctly remember that with the so-called "revived Roman Empire" view, I had had suspicions about it being contrived. In fact, in the past I have struggled to keep up with the seemingly contrived interpretations of beasts, horns, nations, mountains, 10 European nation conspiracies and such, all constantly being altered to fit the "revived Roman Empire" view over the years. I have found little on the Islamic end times paradigm view to be contrived. This book presents the Islamic end times paradigm with evident soberness. In fact, the author's view is presented as being so realistic, so relevant for today, so eminently plausible that it is astonishing.
Though there are aspects of the Islamic end times paradigm as described within the pages of this book that I will remain undecided on pending more research, I can say with confidence that after reading this book, there is sufficient warrant for rejecting the so-called "revived Roman Empire" view. Even if some aspects that I am undecided on are incorrect, the Islamic end times paradigm as presented in this book is redeemed on account of the overwhelming remainder of evidence the author brings to the fore, showing that this view is the more plausible, less strained, less contrived eschatology.
I readily and happily concede that this book presents a serious challenge any previously held Christian eschatology that does not involve Islam. In other words, in my opinion, this book presents the Islamic end times paradigm as being decisively, the best and most relevant interpretation for Biblical end times events. I highly recommend this book and will be encouraging others to obtain it. I thank the author, Jack Smith, for his time, research and love for the brethren which are all evident in the book. This concludes my review.
From within the seemingly secure borders of affluent western nations, the reach of Sharia Islam may appear quite distant. It is not. The Bible describes the adversary trying to deceitfully and for malicious purposes, copy what God does. The adversary mixed truth with a lie in the Garden of Eden, misquoted Scripture and used Scripture out of context with Jesus in the wilderness, and has his own "unholy trinity" of Satan, the beast and the antichrist/false prophet, among other examples. Indeed, when Christ comes knocking on the door of today's modern, complacent, Laodicean church, the adversary is ready to fabricate his own seemingly benign appearance. For those who live in countries with hostile Islamist neighbors, it is Islam that knocks on the door, not Jesus.
For many, the door has been forced open, while for others, Islam has crept in through cultural jihad, taking advantage of weak immigration laws, using established welfare systems to feed families with typically more children than non-Muslim families, sometimes up to eight or ten children compared to the typically smaller one or two children in non-Muslim families.
Also, with an increasing population of Muslims within naïve, politically correct democracies, there is the inevitable inclusion of Muslims in political offices, the judiciary and police force. Those who would ordinarily be responsible for protecting religious and civil rights, will end up being in positions of abusing or eliminating such rights in the name of Sharia law. In other words, cultural jihad is based on the lie of Islam being a religion of peace, to infiltrate an existing non-Muslim culture, use of existing laws that protect religious freedom ...to establish Sharia law that will ultimately do away with religious freedoms.
In many developed countries, Sharia law and Islamist culture have already established significant progress in so-called "cultural jihad". The Muslim call for a worldwide caliphate has already begun to be realized. The remarkable increase in the spread of Islam in the UK due in part to high numbers of immigrants and active Muslim evangelization among the young, unemployed and otherwise socially disenfranchised continues unchecked. Also, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada and even parts of the US are affected by Islamist cultural jihad, even recently highlighted by unchecked Muslim persecution of Christians in Dearborn, Michigan. For these places and others in the near future, Sharia Islam is at the door.
For many, as has happened before in times past when Islam was at the door, capitulation, compromise, political correctness, so-called multi-cultural equality and ultimately, apostasy from Christianity are how many will answer Islam's increasing presence.
(NASB 2Th 2:3) "Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction"
(NASB (2Th 2:10) "...for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved."
For others, a more sure victory is to be found
Revelation 12:11 "And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death."
"The reason why Americans need to take special notice of Sharia is that America makes herself particularly vulnerable to the threat of Islam's deception. We have elevated multiculturalism, political correctness, and tolerance to be virtues above all others, including truth. Our actions put blinders on the minds of Americans, thereby allowing the deception to succeed because we deny the reality of the danger right before us."
Extremely well said in a book unmasking Islam for what it is, the most dangerous movement in the world today, by using documentations and proofs throughout. This book is extremely well researched and should be read by anyone who values freedom of speech and spiritual belief. All Americans should read this book. Knowledge is power and Americans need to know the truth about Islam.