Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Antichrist and Islam by Dr. Mal Couch, Book Review by Gary T. Dromi, D.Min., Ph.D.

The Antichrist and Islam is, perhaps, one of Jesus’ most cherished and studied sermons. Throughout the centuries, theologians, pastors and scholars have endeavored to understand the events described by Jesus and the time period in which these events would take place.

Dr. Couch does an excellent job at breaking down and explaining the elements of the Olivet Discourse: the near fulfillment of A.D. 70 and a yet future fulfillment during the Great Tribulation. Dr. Couch rightly interprets the discourse as an accurate statement of end-time events, which will lead up to and culminate in the second coming of Christ to set up His millennial kingdom on the earth.

Seeing the Olivet Discourse in light of Revelation 17-18 and coupling all of those future events with what is happening in the world today, some theologians have begun to wonder if the religion known as Islam could possibly be “Babylon the Great” spoken of in the book of Revelation. In Revelation 17:6, John writes, “And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints [believers in Jesus], and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus. And when I saw her, I wondered greatly.” No other religion on earth today takes such pleasure in murdering Christians. The thesis certainly deserves some consideration.

There are a few places where the verse numbers are given and the Bible book reference is missing. However, this in no way detracts from this excellent resource.

Though only 88 pages in length, Dr. Couch introduces many topics: (1) Islam’s march into Western countries and culture; (2) The seven year tribulation; (3) The Anti-Christ; (4) False Christs; (5) The Parable of the Fig Tree; (6) The Coming of King Jesus; (7) A few other pertinent subjects.

While this book is not an exhaustive study of topic of eschatology, it is a great primer for anyone interested in understanding Matt. 24-25, specifically, and end time events in general. Reading The Antichrist and Islam is sure to whet your appetite for future study of the events that will take place prior to King Jesus’ second coming.
 Dr. Gary Dromi currently resides in Springdale, AR. He has been in full-time ministry for over thirteen years. He holds a B.A., M.A. and a D.Min. in Biblical Studies. While on sabbatical, he completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Counseling and is now available for pulpit fill, seminars and a full-time pastoral position. He can be reached at:  He also writes monthly articles for Scofield Ministries