by Moody Adams The Muslim Mahdi is the same character as the Christian Anti-Christ says Joel Richardson, in his latest book, “The Islamic Antichrist.”
Christians agree the antichrist will come from a revived Roman empire and Richardson claims those countries are now Islamic. He says, "The Bible abounds with proofs that the Antichrist's empire will consist only of nations that are, today, Islamic," says Richardson. "Despite the numerous prevailing arguments for the emergence of a revived European Roman empire as the Antichrist's power base, the specific nations the Bible identifies as comprising his empire are today all Muslim."
The Britanica Encyclopedia says the Islamic Marda (Arabic: “divinely guided one”)is, “in Islâmic eschatology, a messianic deliverer who will fill the Earth with justice and equity, restore true religion, and usher in a short golden age lasting seven, eight, or nine years before the end of the world.
This Muslim messiah is not mentioned in the Koran, nor any reliable Hadith (the sayings of Muhammad). The teaching of Marda, the coming Islamic messiah, seems to have first started in 686 by the leader of a revolt in Iraq who was showing his allegiance to a son of Muhammad’s son-in-law
In times when Islam’s armies have been defeated and lost land, the promise that Marda was going to come and reclaim the lost land and restore political power.
There are many different beliefs about the Mahdi. Shi'a Muslims believe that the Mahdi is the Twelfth Imam, Muhammad al-Mahdi, the Twelfth and last Imam, who was born in 868 AD and was hidden by God at the age of five. He is still alive but has been in occultation (in a hidden state) awaiting the time that God has decreed for his return." There is one similarity between the Mardi and the Anti-Christ. Bothe are projected to rule the world and slaughter Christians.