|This is one place
where the historicist view has a lot of detail. We begin it on this slide.
|Mohammed -- if ever
there was an apostate leader, this is it.
|• He was born into a
royal family at Medina -- destined to become the ruler of Medina. But his family was deposed, and he wound up
taking a job as a servant. Later, he
became a shepherd (in the desert he saw his visions). A fallen star.
|• He was not only a
spiritual leader -- he was a political leader, consolidating the Arab
(Saracen) power before he died.
|• His major apostasy
was to say that Christ is only a prophet -- that he did not die on the cross
nor was there a resurrection.
|As we shall see on
the next slide, there are several other parallels too which indicate the
Saracen / Arab invasion. One is
timing; it is the next great event
after the ones identified with the first four trumpets. How closely the locusts match may be seen
on the next slides.