I knew that Christians looked for Jesus Christ to return soon, but I wasn’t aware that the other major monotheistic religions were looking as well! When you think about it, they all have to be for the Christian religion’s end times scenario to work!
The Jewish religion is looking for their Messiah to come to the Earth and fulfill the prophecies of the Old Testament. They are attempting, like they do every year, to haul 6 1/2 ton cornerstones by truck up to the Temple Mount to start construction of the next Temple– the one they believe will bring the Messiah. A spokesman for the group that does this stated that he believed that when the Temple was constructed that Islam would be over.
Islam believes that a 9th century figure, the Mahdi, will soon emerge from a well to conquer the world and convert everyone to Islam. This guru will return will appear along with Jesus (who is a prophet in their religion) and finally accomplish Islamic dominance in the world.
Christianity believes that Christ’s return is coming soon which will kick of a period of seven years in which the world will be judged and each person will have one final chance to choose the God of the Bible or the God of the world, followed by judgment. To that end, people in the United States are doing things to try to bring on the end. This includes helping the Jews get to Israel, helping to breed a blemish free red heifer for the first sacrifice, and helping Israel in any way they can.
I find it interesting that all of these religions expect something to happen soon which makes it all the more believable that there could arise someone on the scene that could unite the remaining world’s religions when the Christians have been removed. Are you excited?