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.
The Historical argument will conclude part one of this article and the Prophetical will be discussed in part two.
Full article Don Koenig is the founder of The Prophetic Years website.
So those who fall into the trap of making an Islamic Beast might actually help create the platform for the Western Beast Antichrist to stand on and rise to power and take over the world as the world’s savior that saved us from Islam. Believing that Islam is the Beast system is not at all logical.
It is obvious that Islam with all its laws will never be accepted by the decadent West.
Bill Salus in the article that I quote below gives more good reasons why the Antichrist will not come from Islam. I think the main reason people are now believing that the Antichrist is from Islam is the impact Islam is having on the world and the Assyrian references in the Bible.
There are thirteen Assyrian references in the Bible but most of them do not refer to the end times and the ones that might, do not have to be associated with the Antichrist.
I think believing that the Antichrist is Muslim can be a big danger and a trap because I believe the real Antichrist comes into power through the wars against Islamic fundamentalism.
Relatively recently a small circle of individuals have injected into the Christian Church a paradigm shift in Antichrist thinking.
They advocate that this beastly individual has Assyrian origins.
It is also obvious that any system that unappealing to the West could never take over the world by force.
So the logic of a Beast Antichrist out of Islam escapes me.
I am not saying that he will be Assyrian, I do not know his decent but it is also not out of the question that he will be raised in the area of Assyria.