For those of you who enjoy novels, author Nick Daniel’s has just released an end times novel based on the Islamic end-time paradigm. This first book in a series promises to be fantastic.
THE JIHAD’S MESSIAH (JIHAD SERIES BOOK I) In a future when world power has shifted to the Middle East, and the Arab nations have signed a seven-year peace treaty with Israel, a radical Iraqi leader-known as Al-Mahdi, “the Awaited One”-rises to power promising to convert the world to Islam. Major General Farid Zadeh is Al-Mahdi’s most loyal follower and the next in line to become the Full Army General of Iraq-until he is falsely accused of being an Israeli spy. Determined to vindicate himself, Farid flies to Jerusalem to spy on the Israeli military. But before he can return home with the intelligence, the peace treaty is broken and war breaks out between the Arabs and Israel. Now he must run for his life, as both armies consider him their enemy and want him dead. Help-and perhaps redemption-come from unlikely sources: a stunning Jewish woman and a Christian prisoner. When his faith and his loyalties are tested, Farid must decide which side to take…. His decision could alter the course of Man’s final war.Read More
Not surprisingly, my article on Rick Perry has stirred up a few folks. First, I want to draw everyone’s attention to a response written by A David Stein somewhat directed toward my article. I would encourage everyone concerned with grasping a fuller picture of this issue to read Mr. Stein’s piece below. Then let me make a few more comments.
First let me say that to a degree my article / comments has been looped into a few other articles, and as such, some of the criticisms have melted these various articles and mine together.
For clarity, I never painted Perry as being a “pro-Shariah” candidate. Nor did I attempt to portray “the Aga Khan”, whom Governor Perry is a friend, as some sort of secret radical Muslim. Thus any comments to this effect are simply straw man arguments to which there is no need for me to respond.
Let me clarify precisely what my personal concerns are. First, I am (rightly) concerned with Perry’s naive, politically correct, favorable approach toward Islam, which betrays either a lack of knowledge, discernment or a fairly significant lapse of judgement. My second concern is not with Perry but with some within the Christian community. The “buzz” I have been hearing personally from some is essentially that Perry is God’s man, a Davidic leader for the hour, the answer to our prayers. As such, any mere examination or questioning of Perry is viewed as an attack and as violating the command to “touch not thy Lord’s anointed”. Examining and questioning is not attacking. As one comment in my e-mail box today stated, “Remember David who would not lay a hand on Saul, even though Saul had clearly fallen away from the Lord”. Bingo. This is precisely what I was trying to caution against. I love that Perry called for a prayer and fasting gathering, but some seem to think we should thus “anoint” him as king. But this is not a monarchy or a theocracy! And lest we forget, these are the primaries. The purpose of this time is to vet, weigh and test the various candidates, not anoint. This vetting process has only just begun. Could Perry emerge as the best choice? Perhaps. But for now, there are other excellent candidates as well, who are also outspoken (and perhaps even more discerning, principled and uncompromising) Christians and leaders.
Finally let me state that my hope is not in any man (or woman). My eyes are not fixed on the next election. No matter what the results are, the things that truly need to be “fixed” cannot be fixed by any President. Ultimately I have one hope. My hope is in Jesus the Messiah and His glorious return.
Many Blessings!Read More
By Joel Richardson
There’s no doubt that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has made a massive national splash in recent weeks by calling for a large prayer and fasting rally in the Texas’ Reliant Stadium. The gathering garnered widespread support, as it should have, from a broad spectrum of evangelical Christians throughout America.Read More
I would like to encourage everyone to watch Glenn Beck’s documentary Rumor of War Part II: The Last Days? This one hour documentary is normally only available to subscribers of GBTV, but Glenn has now made it available for FREE to everyone. Featured in this documentary are: Joel C. Rosenberg, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Andrew C. McCarthy, Ambassador Dore Gold, Dr. Zhudi Jasser, Brigitte Gabriel, Reza Khalili, Stephen Moore, Rabbi Joseph Potasnik and (myself) Joel Richardson. Pass it around and spread the word.Read More
By Joel Richardson
On Jan. 31, immediately after revolution broke out in the Middle East, I predicted that the end result would be anything but a grand victory for Western-style secular democracy. Instead, pro-Shariah law and pro-caliphate groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood would emerge as the greatest winners. Glenn Beck’s similar warnings stirred up the usual suspects from the left, but also stirred up the institutional neoconservative hornet’s nest with Weekly Standard editor and Fox News analyst Bill Kristol mocking Beck’s comments as the “rants” of a hysterical and unhealthy individual. The New York Times’ David Brooks upped the ante, calling Beck’s comments, “delusional ravings about the caliphate coming back.”Read More