Friday Church News Notes, October 5, 2012,

David Cloud

Speaking before the United Nations on September 26, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Jesus and the Islamic messiah will come soon to establish peace and unity on earth. “God Almighty has promised us a man of kindness, a man who loves people and loves absolute justice, a man who is a perfect human being and is named Imam Al-Mahdi, a man who will come in the company of Jesus Christ (peace be upon him) and the righteous. … It will be the beginning of peace, lasting security and genuine life. … Their arrival will breathe a new life in the cold and frozen body of the world. He will bless humanity with a spring that puts an end to our winter of ignorance, poverty and war with the tidings of a season of blooming” (“Iranian President,” Christian Post, Sept. 27, 2012).

Ahmadinejad’s “Jesus” is not the Jesus of the Bible, for Islam denies that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died on the cross for man’s sins. The antichrist and his prophet will be accepted by all religions because of satanic power and God-imparted delusion.

He will come on the scene as a brilliant and unparalleled peacemaker and problem solver, but his true character will soon be evident when he sets himself up as god in the Third Temple

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. … Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 9-12).