#174 Discerning the Rise of Islam #1

Program #174 “Discerning the Rise of Islam” (1) – 3/1/2015 – Synopsis

Program 174 begins a four-part series about empowering of Islam. God allows evil to arise in the world to sanctify and teach His people the difference between His service and the service of the kingdoms of men (2 Chronicles 12:8). Furthermore, the rise of Islam has prophetic significance.

The first program in the series explains how God ordained the rise of Islam to accomplish His purposes – to judge the wicked and sanctify the church. I briefly cover the history of Islam and explain how the Christians in the seventh century discerned the rise of this rival religion which overran the very countries where the Church was founded. God judged a hypocritical Church and removed her lamp stand.

Scriptures Referenced: Daniel 4:25; Job 1:12,15; Judges 6:1; 1 Kings 11:14,23; Romans 9; Revelation 17:17; Psalm 75:6-8; Daniel 7:21-25, 11:36-39; 1 John 2:18; Revelation 2:5; Romans 11:20-22; Luke 19:43-44; Hebrews 10:26-29; Acts 26:10; 2 Corinthians 4:4