'700 CLUB' EXAMINES FUTURE ISLAMIC ANTICHRISTBefore Joel Richardson’s groundbreaking re-examination of Bible prophecy, “The Islamic Antichrist,” hit the New York Times bestsellers list a few years ago, evangelical Christians nearly universally saw scripture’s most feared future leader as a European.  Another eschatological domino fell this week when the ever-popular “700 Club” hosted the author’s review of his findings, which have captured the attention of Christians stunned by what they see happening in the Middle East and the Muslim world lining up precisely with what the the ancient Hebrew prophets had to say about the end times. The author of “Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist” sat down this week with host Gordon Robertson, who was filling in for his father, Pat, to explain how the Islamic “Mahdi,” the Muslim version of the Messiah, may be the same person as the Antichrist of the Bible. “When you look at Islamic tradition, sacred tradition, as they describe their primary messiah figure, the Mahdi, there’s numerous striking similarities with what the Bible describes with the Antichrist,” Richardson said. ‘They believe he’ll rule for seven years, they believe he’ll rule specifically from Jerusalem on the Temple Mount, they believe he’ll be a religious, military, political leader that will cause Islam to be supreme throughout the world, filled with anti-Semitism, anti-Christ, anti-Christian spirit and doctrine. It’s amazing how the two concepts, messianic concepts, really line up in what I call an ‘anti-parallel.’” FULL REPORT