Abducted, and if so, Why?
By John W. Milor
Posted @ http://www.TheStrongDelusion.net
While many people know a few basic details about the man known as Muhammad, widely venerated by Musims, how many people are aware of his reported interactions with otherworldly beings known as the Jinn? Many people also know that Muslims consider the temple in Jerusalem to be a sacred location, but why?
As it turns out, Muhammad's most famous account, known as the "Night Journey," is a narration of when he was reportedly abducted by an entity claiming the identity of the angel Gabriel. He was then transported via a mythical creature known as an al-buraq, over 750 miles away to the temple in Jerusalem (Qur'an 17:1; Muslim 1:309). After that, he was taken to what he briefly described as the seven heavens, then back to Earth again, and returned home. This 1,500 mile round trip occured in a single night, aound the year 620 A.D.
While the account is spiritualized in symbolic language, and widely accepted as true by Muslims, some of the details of this account bear a striking resemblance to the modern day alien abduction phenomenon. The Bible also has accounts that appear to speak of otherworldly angelic technology, such as flying vehicles piloted by angels from the heavens (Ezekiel 1, 10; 2 Kings 2:11-12; 1 Chronicles 28:18), possible anti-gravity beams used by said vehicles, where God's chosen messengers were "taken up" (Ezekiel 8:3, 11:24; prophet Elijah, 1 Kings 18:12, 2 Kings 2:16, Apostle Philip, Acts 8:39), and many other examples are found in the Bible, that associate angels with technology. However, unlike the Bible, the entity that took Muhammad went further than simply giving him messages and taking him places. Muhammad's abductor cut him open, pulled out his heart, and performed heart surgery on him!
Consider how the account of Muhammad's Night Journey begins, in the well known Hadith, Bukhari 5:54:429
The Prophet said, “While I was at the House in a state midway between sleep and wakefulness, (an angel recognized me) as the man lying between two men. A golden tray full of wisdom and belief was brought to me and my body was cut open from the throat to the lower part of the abdomen and then my abdomen was washed with Zam-zam water and (my heart was) filled with wisdom and belief.
And according to another Hadith, Musim 1:311, this wasn't Muhammad's first time.
Anas b. Malik reported that Gabriel came to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) while he was playing with his playmates. He took hold of him and lay him prostrate on the ground and tore open his breast and took out the heart from it and then extracted a blood-clot out of it and said: That was the part of Satan in thee. And then he washed it with the water of Zamzam in a golden basin and then it was joined together and restored it to its place. The boys came running to his mother, i.e., his nurse, and said: Verily Muhammad has been murdered. They all rushed toward him (and found him all right) His color was changed, Anas said. I myself saw the marks of needle on his breast.
I find this early account of Muhammad's encounter with the being claiming to be Gabriel, to be particularly noteworthy. Symbolic language falls away in this Hadith, when we can clearly see that other children were present to witness a real physical entity, literally rip Muhammad open. They were utterly terrified; they thought he was being murdered, and they ran away to report the incident. When they found Muhammad, he was stiched up. This wasn't a symbolic vision; Muhammad had heart surgery conducted on him, around the year 600 AD!
Muhammad's story was just starting when he had his Night Journey. This event set him on fire, in a spiritual quest to gather followers, and spread his new religion. While spending time in Mecca, Muhammad borrowed much of his theology from the Bible, and Jewish writings, as well as eastern mysticism concerning his doctrine of the jinns. In Mecca, the majority of Muhammad's writings reflected a peaceful ideology, but he didn't attract hardly anyone to his teachings in Mecca. He therefore moved his operation to Medina, and as soon as he attracted enough followers to form a militia, his theology took a radical dark turn for the worse. In fact, Muhammad abrogated his early peaceful writings, with numerous mandates to ongoing violence, until the entire world was under the control of Islam, (Qur'an 8:39).
Qur’an 8:39 (Shakir)
And fight with them until there is no more persecution and religion should be only for Allah; but if they desist, then surely Allah sees what they do.
Qur’an 8:12 (Shakir)
I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Qur’an 47:4 (Shakir)
So when you meet in battle those who disbelieve, then smite the necks…
What was the reasoning behind Muhamad's sudden violent turn?
The Bible speaks of an apocalyptic future, when a man known as the Antichrist will rise to power, and take the world by storm. This future Antichrist will only come from one specific place, and the Bible points out exactly where that place is; there is no need for a guessing game. Daniel’s visions actually aren’t that hard to understand. All it takes is a little common sense to see that they talk about ten kingdoms in a specific geographical region (within the vicinity of the Mediterranean Sea). Saying the ten kingdoms of Daniel’s visions are ten governmental types, or an economic treaty between ten countries, or any other manner of creative interpretation, goes further and further away from what scripture actually says.
Concerning the prophecies in the book of Daniel, as well as similar prophecies covering the same events given by the apostle John while exiled on the Isle of Patmos, a new revision of the ancient Roman Empire will be formed in the last days. This empire will be the seventh world-dominating empire mentioned in scripture. The first world-dominating empire was Egypt, the second Assyria, and then Babylon, Medo-Persia, the Grecian Empire, and the Roman Empire (see chapter 5 of my book, Aliens and the Antichrist, for more detailed information). The Internet is full of this same information as well. Almost all students of the Bible agree about the identity of the kingdoms of the world leading up to the revised Roman Empire.
The revised Roman Empire will encompass a very large tract of land that once housed fifty-four provinces.1 There are now (as of the year 2017) over twenty complete countries within the original territory of the ancient Roman Empire, and about twenty more countries if one counts areas where only portions of countries are included.2 All of these countries surround the Mediterranean Sea and span three continents, which includes most of Europe, a western portion of Asia, and a northern portion of Africa. Now what would have to take place that would shuffle national boundaries around to such a degree that nearly forty countries become ten? An easy answer would be war—and a very large one at that. Keep in mind that this has to happen before the Antichrist will rise to power.
Once the ten kingdoms are in place, the Antichrist is identified by both the prophet Daniel and the apostle John as being one of the kings of one of these nations. Daniel in particular was given three visions that speak of which area the Antichrist will rise to power from, and each vision narrows down his location with more precision.
First, the Antichrist is mentioned as being one of the kings of the ten kingdoms of the revised Roman Empire (ten toes of beast in Daniel 2; ten horns of beast in Daniel 7:23–24; ten horns of beast in Revelation 12:3; 13:1–4; 17:8–17). In Daniel’s second vision, the Antichrist is said to arise out of the area that was once part of the ancient Grecian Empire (Daniel 8:8–9, 8:21–23). This region overlaps the eastern portion of the ancient Roman Empire; it is symbolized by the metals of the image in Daniel 2, the four beasts of Daniel 7, and the he-goat of Daniel 8:5–26. In Daniel’s third vision, it was shown that the Grecian Empire would be divided into four parts following the death of Alexander the Great (Daniel 8:8–9, 8:21–23, 11:4), and then Daniel saw which of these four parts the Antichrist would arise from. The quadrant he will come from will be the Syrian quadrant. This can be determined from the fact that he will be in the nation directly north of Egypt (the Antichrist is mentioned as being the king to the north of Egypt—Daniel 11:36–46), which completely rules out a number of countries different theorists have speculated through the years, such as the Vatican, Germany, England, and the United States. This area today is the location of modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Iran.
Daniel 7:23–24* (bold emphasis added)
Thus he said the fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
*The Antichrist is depicted as arising out of one of the ten kings of the revised Roman Empire.
Daniel 8:21–23* (bold emphasis and bracketed comments added)
The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king (Alexander the Great). Now that being broken, whereasfour stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences [the Antichrist], shall stand up. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
*Clearly the Antichrist is mentioned as coming from one of the four quadrants of the ancient Grecian Empire.
And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. And at the time of the end shall the king of the south [Egypt, shown below] push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps. But tidings out of the east [China] and out of the north [the former Soviet Union] shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
*A nation north of Egypt yet south of another great world empire (which must be the former Soviet Union) would place the Antichrist in the Syrian quadrant of the ancient Grecian Empire, which will also be one of the eastern ten nations of the revised Roman Empire.
Aside from the facts listed above, the Antichrist is also called the Assyrian in scripture (Isaiah 10:20–27, 30:18–33, 31:4–32:20; Micah 5:3–15), which further identifies him with the nation of Syria.
Isaiah 10:20–27 (bold emphasis and bracketed comments added)
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord GOD of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land. Therefore thus says the Lord GOD of hosts, O my people that dwell in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he [the Antichrist] shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt. For yet a very little while, and the indignation shall cease, and mine anger in their destruction. And the LORD of hosts shall stir up a scourge for him according to the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb: and as his rod was upon the sea, so shall he lift it up after the manner of Egypt. And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.
Micah 5:3–6 (bold emphasis and bracketed comments added)
Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travails hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian [the Antichrist] shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treads within our borders.
From the facts mentioned above, the Antichrist will arise from the land known as ancient Assyria; this fact can clearly be determined by the title of the Antichrist (the Assyrian) and his geographical region—north of Egypt, south of another major world power, the former Soviet Union, and west of yet another major world power, China. Modern-day Syria encompasses the majority of its quadrant, which was established under the ancient Grecian Empire, but Lebanon is also a candidate for being the nation where the Antichrist will initially rise to power because it too is north of Egypt, and it was once within the borders of ancient Assyria. Notably it’s also a very small nation. Another name for the Antichrist is “little horn” (Daniel 7:8, 7:24, 8:9, 8:23), which denotes the possibility that a small nation is being spoken of, in comparison to the other nations around it. Lebanon is among the smallest nations to the north of Egypt.
Now that all this information is laid out, I will return to my original question—was Muhammad abducted, and if so, why?
Simply reading all these scriptures about the Antichrist, a number of facts emerge.
The Antichrist kingdom will rise to power, from a region that is predominantly Islamic.
Islamic extremists comprise the largest terrorist organizations in the world, and are globally supported either actively or passively by hundreds of millions of people. Iran alone holds nationwide rallies numbering in the hundreds of thousands, with countless participants shouting “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” while burning the flags of both nations.
Terrorism is clearly satanic to anyone with half a brain (or heart), yet countless numbers are involved with it either actively or passively. Islam is a religion of war, so naturally, the Middle East is embroiled in civil war; Shiite vs. Sunni. Both these factions of Islam contain rampant terrorism, so attempting to take a side in any given conflict, will invariably involve funding and arming terrorists. War in the Middle East, is a no-win situation for humanity; there is no stopping it.
The Antichrist kingdom is prophesied to be dead set against Israel. Why did the United States get attacked on September 11th? Was it not because of America’s support of Israel? Is not one of the the primary goals of terrorism to force the abandonment and destruction of Israel? And then after Israel, would it not then turn to global conquest? Those who claim the Islamic religion is peaceful must do so knowing that most Islamic nations do not allow the freedom of religion. Only in non-Islamic nations can a Muslim convert to another religion and not live in fear. People are murdered nearly every single day in Islamic nations because they have violated some tenet of Islam. This is exactly how the Antichrist kingdom is described in the Bible.
Islamic Hadiths state that there will be a national leader in the future known as the Mahdi. This Mahdi will be the Islamic messiah; ruler of a global Islamic caliphate. Based on Islam’s hatred of Israel, its direct link with terrorism, and geographic location affiliated with the Antichrist kingdom, it is natural to suggest that if there ever is a Mahdi, this man will be the Antichrist. Within the Hadiths, there is also further evidence to suggest that he will have otherworldly allies.
The Middle East crisis is currently brewing, like always, but things are growing worse with each passing year. The capability of nuclear power among these unstable nations is at hand. The moment one of these insane dictators gets their hands on nuclear power, the wars spoken of in scripture will be initiated. Forty nations will become ten.
Also, the rapid migration of Muslim refugees are spreading over the face of the Earth. These refugees are infiltrating nations en masse, often refusing to assimilate into their host nations. They are transforming their host Democratic nations over night, with internal enclaves of Sharia Law, in direct violation of Democratic ideals.
Muslims that shout “Jihad” are right about one thing; terrorism is a holy war. But the terrorists are on the wrong side, diluted into thinking they're serving God with all their rampant violence. They don't even have the ethical aptitude to distinguish between civilians and combatants. They actually aim to increase collateral damage, rather than avoid it.
And ALL OF THIS started roughly 1,400 years ago, when Muhammad was taken in the night by an otherworldly being who performed heart surgery on him, and then filled his head with a maddening level of violence, setting a very specific agenda in motion. The world has been spiraling toward destruction ever since.
For anyone who wants to know more about these details, consider my latest book, The Strong Delusion: Invasion of an Otherworldly Islam. This book references over 850 Bible scriptures, 320+ Islamic Hadiths and Qur'an verses, and discloses the full history and scope of an otherworldly Islam, which will soon overshadow the Earth.
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