By Peter Wooding, European Bureau Chief for the ASSIST News Service
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UK (ANS – Feb. 23, 2016) –Well-known pastor, author, and Leading The Way ministry founder Dr. Michael Youssef highlights some striking parallels in his latest book, End Times and the Secret of the Mahdi: Unlocking the Mystery of Revelation and the Antichrist.
End Times explores the startling connections between the Biblical Antichrist and the Mahdi, the central figure of Islamic prophecy, as outlined in the Bible and the Qur’an.
Dr. Youssef explains: “Today, the world is moving away from freedom as the solution and toward authoritarian control, one-world government, and the concentration of power in a single authority—even a single human leader.
“The Bible calls that leader the Antichrist, and that figure bears a striking resemblance to the Islamic Mahdi. More than one billion Muslims—and even many professing Christians—could rally behind this figure of Islamic eschatology. If we don’t want to be deceived, we must be ready.”
Dr. Youssef’s End Times book also unpacks and demystifies the book of Revelation, highlighting its relevance to our lives today and shedding light on how global events are playing into God’s plans for the end times. Having grown up in the Middle East, and equipped with degrees in theology and social anthropology, Dr. Youssef brings a thorough, biblical understanding of current world events in this new book.
Dr. Youssef concluded: “The Bible has predicted with accuracy the chaos we are seeing today—the increase in Christian persecution, economic instability, political upheaval, and more. Yet God did not give us these texts to frighten us, but to motivate and encourage us. My prayer is that God will use this book to fill the reader with hope, faith, and an eager expectation of the Lord’s return.”
End Times and the Secret of the Mahdi was released February 23, 2016. The book has already reached #1 in its category on Amazon in pre-orders alone. To learn more, please visit www.EndTimesSecret.com.
About Leading The Way:
Now celebrating over 25 years of ministry, Leading The Way‘s television and radio programs are broadcast to more than 190 countries in 24 languages. Leading The Way also produces DVDs, CDs, books, a monthly devotional magazine, and daily e-devotionals to spread the light of Christ. This Atlanta-based organization partners internationally with in-country follow-up teams to encourage new believers in their faith, helping God’s Kingdom to grow around the world. For more details go to: www.ltw.org
About Dr. Michael Youssef:
Michael Youssef, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. Dr. Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before moving to the United States. In 1984, he fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and from Fuller Theological Seminary in California. In 1984, he earned a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He has authored more than 30 books, including popular titles like The Leadership Style of Jesus and Jesus, Jihad and Peace: What Bible Prophecy Says About World Events Today. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and seven grandchildren.
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