Oddly the book of Daniel, which seemingly issues the most pivotal prophecy regarding the origin of this personage, does not once mention the Hebrew word Ashur, or Ashshur, which is translated as Assyria, or Assyrian.This term is utilized within the Old Testament approximately 135 times; however, Daniel considered by many to be a prophetic authority on the subject of the Antichrist, apparently didn’t feel the Assyrian shoe fit the foot of this coming crazed world leader.
In like manor the Antichrist could identify with Christianity, have lived in Iraq, but come to power through a revived Roman Empire.
Lately there has been a whole lot of teachers getting on the Antichrist will come from Islam and that Islam is the Beast world system bandwagon.
Apparently painting Antichrist horns on the obvious evil system of our time sells books but is is good theology?
Many convert narratives depict Islam as a remedy to the growing secularization of Western life that Christianity fails to fill.
Former pop star Cat Stevens gave up a highly successful career in music and converted to Islam.