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Muslims, Arabs, Egyptians and Aramaeans in the Bible

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in response to reader comment: The Eternal Sovereign Does Not Side With Islam/Muslims - They Only Serve Under Duress

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Sep 22, 2016 at 00:31

Shalom Tovey. You brought up some interesting points"

"Islam/Muslims are merely the means to chastise an unbelieving world to the end that the Eternal Sovereign controls destinies, like that which is happening in Syria preparatory to the completion of the Ezekiel scenario."

Like you (I think), I don't see Islam per se in the Bible, other than in the fact that the players in Ezekiel 39 are today all Islamist enemies of Israel (counting Turkey as an enemy, along with Iran, Sudan and Libya-Tripoli). The only other scriptures I find applicable to Muhammed and his followers, is the prophecy concerning Hagar's son Ishmael.

You go on to allude to Ishmael, and bring up other pertinent scriptures. Concerning the "Egyptians". you cite:

Isaiah 19:
16) In that day the Egyptians will become like women, and they will tremble and be in dread because of the waving of the hand of the LORD of hosts, which He is going to wave over them.
17) The land of Judah will become a terror to Egypt; everyone to whom it is mentioned will be in dread of it, because of the purpose of the LORD of hosts which He is purposing against them....

The above was demonstrated in the 1967 Six-Day War. Then you continue, down to

23) In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrians will come into Egypt and the Egyptians into Assyria, and the Egyptians will worship with the Assyrians.
24) In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth,
25) whom the LORD of hosts has blessed, saying, "Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance."

I have always marvelled at that passage, because in it, God is speaking of people other than the Jews, who are somehow "His". I don't think it is possible for believing Muslims to "worship with sacrifice and offering, and will make a vow to the LORD and perform it." This is possible for the Copts, however, and also for the Maronites, Aramaeans and Assyrians of Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq (collectively "Assyria" in the Isaiah 19 passage). Perhaps after the Ezekiel 39 attack is soundly repulsed, bringing with it great humiliation to Islamism and Islam, many Egyptians and "Assyrians" will convert to the Christian religion of their brothers -- or even to the missionary Christianity of proselytizers. I doubt that they will convert to Orthodox Judaism.

In the possible timeline that I have previously presented, such conversions would happen between c. 2017 and 2028. This is entirely possible.

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