The Antichrist Is Jewish, Moslem and Christian

By Richard Salbato

I am presently trying to write a fiction book about the future - by future I mean from now to the end of the world and a fiction book because no one knows for sure how the future will unfold.  What we can know for sure is what Christ and the gospels have revealed but only in generalities and not in details.  While trying to work on this project I am watching TV and what is obviously World War III.  Before this present conflict between Israel and Lebanon started what I knew for sure is that the greatest problem in the world was the false believe that the Messiah was coming soon.

The idea that the Messiah is coming soon by Jews and Moslems, and the idea that the Second Coming of Christ is coming soon by Protestants and some Catholics is the major cause of this war which has become World War III. 

The Jew’s belief is that signs of the coming of the Messiah are: 1. the return of the Jews to the Promised Land, 2. the re-building of the city of Jerusalem, 3. the preparation for the Christ to re-build the Temple of Jerusalem. 

The Moslem’s belief is that the coming of the Messiah, the Mahdi, the Lord of the Age, can be brought about only if all Moslems force his coming by creating a world wide war which he can take over and win.  According to their faith in the Mahdi, he will war with and win the entire world for Allah. By the way, Allah is not a word for God as Moslems would have you believe but an old word for the pagan belief in the Sun God back at the time of Nimrod. A date to watch is August 22, 2006. 

The Protestant Christians and some stupid Catholics believe that the signs of Christ’s coming are the return of the Jews to Israel, the building of the Temple, and a world wide punishment that they will escape by rapture and then an Earthly Kingdom with Christ here for a thousand years.

The truth is that all three of these religions are preparing for the coming of the Antichrist.  Thirty-years ago, I published an offer to all Protestant Ministers that I would give any of them $1000.00 if they could show me anywhere in the bible where Christ would ever set His foot on this earth again and in fact, I would prove to them that He would not.

Only one Protestant Minister, my uncle, suggested a bible passage out of context but I destroyed his argument.  The truth is that Christ’s Second Coming and the end of the world is one and the same thing. Christ will appear in the sky and draw all those left on earth to Himself in the sky.  From the shy He will then wipe away the earth, the moon, the sun and the sky forever.

Acts 1:11, 1 Thess 4:13-17 & 5:1-3, 2 Thess 2:1-16, 2 Peter 3:10-13

Those who expect an earthly Messiah or Second Coming of Christ are preparing the way for the Antichrist, who has to come before the end of the world or the coming of the real Christ.  All the prophesies of the Antichrist say he will be of human birth, of the tribe of Dan, a Jew, have demonic power to perform miracles, be accepted by the Jews first of all, preach the heresy of Pluralism, that all religions are God’s religions, reconcile Jews, Moslems and Christians into one faith.  He will go to war and defeat the entire world.  He will re-build the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.  He will declare himself God.

Now that being the case, look closely at the belief in the Messiah by Jews, Moslems and some Christians and you will see that this World War III is a religious war preparing the way for the Antichrist.  In spite of this, I do not believe that even the Antichrist will come soon.  I do not even believe he will be born soon.  I do believe that more types of Antichrists will come, like Mohamed, Hitler, Julian, the Apostate, and Maitreya.

If you do not believe that the Antichrist will be accepted as the Messiah of Jews, Moslems and Christians look below at what they teach on this subject and compare this with what Christ said;

“I am come in the name of my Father, and you receive me not, but if another will come in his own name, him you will receive.” (John 6:43)


Jewish, Moslem and Christian Teachings of the Messiah


Jewish Messiah

In Judaism and Jewish eschatology, the Messiah (Hebrew: משיח; Mashiah, Mashiach, or Moshiach, "anointed [one]") has traditionally referred to a future Jewish king from the Davidic line who will be "anointed" (the meaning of the Hebrew word משיח) with holy anointing oil and inducted to rule the Jewish people and bring about the Messianic Age. In Standard Hebrew, the messiah is often referred to as מלך המשיח, Méle ha-Mašía (in the Tiberian vocalization pronounced Méle hamMāšîŞ), literally meaning "the Anointed King."

Today, the various Jewish denominations have sharp disagreements about the nature of the Messiah and the Messianic Age, with some groups holding that the Messiah will be a person and other groups holding that the Messiah is a representation of the Messianic Age itself.

The predominant Jewish understanding of moshiach ("the messiah") is based on the writings of Maimonides, (the Rambam).

"The anointed King is destined to stand up and restore the Davidic Kingdom to its antiquity, to the first sovereignty. He will build the Temple in Jerusalem and gather the strayed ones of Israel together. All laws will return in his days as they were before: Sacrificial offerings are offered and the Sabbatical years and Jubilees are kept, according to all its precepts that are mentioned in the Torah. Whoever does not believe in him, or whoever does not wait for his coming, not only does he defy the other prophets, but also the Torah and Moses our teacher. For the Torah testifies about him, thus: "And the Lord Your God will return your returned ones and will show you mercy and will return and gather you... If your strayed one shall be at the edge of Heaven... And He shall bring you" etc.(Deuteronomy 30:3-5)."

"These words that are explicitly stated in the Torah, encompass and include all the words spoken by all the prophets. In the section of Torah referring to Bala'am, too, it is stated, and there he prophesied about the two anointed ones: The first anointed one is David, who saved Israel from all their oppressors; and the last anointed one will stand up from among his descendants and saves Israel in the end. This is what he says (Numbers 24:17-18): "I see him but not now" - this is David; "I behold him but not near" - this is the Anointed King. "A star has shot forth from Jacob" - this is David; "And a brand will rise up from Israel" - this is the Anointed King. "And he will smash the edges of Moab" - This is David, as it states: "...And he struck Moab and measured them by rope" (II Samuel 8:2); "And he will uproot all Children of Seth" - this is the Anointed King, of whom it is stated: "And his reign shall be from sea to sea" (Zechariah 9:10). "And Edom shall be possessed" - this is David, thus: "And Edom became David's as slaves etc." (II Samuel 8:6); "And Se'ir shall be possessed by its enemy" - this is the Anointed King, thus: "And saviors shall go up Mount Zion to judge Mount Esau, and the Kingdom shall be the Lord's" (Obadiah 1:21)."

"And by the Towns of Refuge it states: "And if the Lord your God will widen up your territory... you shall add on for you another three towns" etc. (Deuteronomy 19:8-9). Now this thing never happened; and the Holy One does not command in vain. But as for the words of the prophets, this matter needs no proof, as all their books are full with this issue."

“If he succeeded {and won all nations surrounding him. Old prints and mss.} and built a Holy Temple in its proper place and gathered the strayed ones of Israel together, this is indeed the anointed one for certain, and he will mend the entire world to worship the Lord together, as it is stated: "For then I shall turn for the nations a clear tongue, to call all in the Name of the Lord and to worship Him with one shoulder (Zephaniah 3:9)."

"As for Jesus of Nazareth, who claimed to be the anointed one and was killed by the court, Daniel had already prophecied about him, thus: "And the children of your people's rebels shall raise themselves to set up prophecy and will stumble" (Ibid. 14). Can there be a bigger stumbling block than this? All the Prophets said that the Anointed One saves Israel and rescues them, gathers their strayed ones and strengthens their mitzvot whereas this one caused the loss of Israel by sword, and to scatter their remnant and humiliate them, and to change the Torah and to cause most of the world to erroneously worship a god besides the Lord. But the human mind has no power to reach the thoughts of the Creator, for His thoughts and ways are unlike ours. All these matters of Yeshua of Nazareth and of the Ishmaelite who stood up after him (Muhammad) are only intended to pave the way for the Anointed King, and to mend the entire world to worship God together, thus: "For then I shall turn a clear tongue to the nations to call all in the Name of the Lord and to worship him with one shoulder."

Most of the textual requirements concerning the messiah and what he will do are located within the Book of Isaiah, although requirements are mentioned in other prophets as well.

·                     The Sanhedrin will be re-established (Isaiah 1:26)

·                     Once he is King, leaders of other nations will look to him for guidance. (Isaiah 2:4)

·                     The whole world will worship the One God of Israel (Isaiah 2:17)

·                     He will be descended from King David (Isaiah 11:1) via King Solomon (1 Chron. 22:8-10)

·                     The Moshiach will be a man of this world, an observant Jew with "fear of God" (Isaiah 11:2)

·                     Evil and tyranny will not be able to stand before his leadership (Isaiah 11:4)

·                     Knowledge of God will fill the world (Isaiah 11:9)

·                     He will include and attract people from all cultures and nations (Isaiah 11:10)

·                     All Jews will be returned to their homeland (Isaiah 11:12)

·                     He will swallow up death forever (Isaiah 25:8)

·                     There will be no more hunger or illness, and death will cease (Isaiah 25:8)

·                     All of the dead will rise again (Isaiah 26:19)

·                     The Jewish people will experience eternal joy and gladness (Isaiah 51:11)

·                     He will be a messenger of peace (Isaiah 52:7)

·                     Nations will end up recognizing the wrongs they did Israel (Isaiah 52:13-53:5)

·                     For My House shall be called a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:3-7)

·                     The peoples of the world will turn to the Jews for spiritual guidance (Zechariah 8:23)

·                     The ruined cities of Israel will be restored (Ezekiel 16:55)

·                     Weapons of war will be destroyed (Ezekiel 39:9)

·                     The Temple will be rebuilt (Ezekiel 40) resuming many of the suspended mitzvot

·                     He will then perfect the entire world to serve God together, as it is written (Zephaniah 3:9)

·                     Jews will know the Torah without Study (Jeremiah 31:33)

·                     He will give you all the desires of your heart (Psalms 37:4)

·                     He will take the barren land and make it abundant and fruitful (Isaiah 51:3, Amos 9:13-15, Ezekiel 36:29-30, Isaiah 11:6-9)

Orthodox Judaism

Orthodox Judaism maintains that Jews are obligated to accept 13 Principles of Faith which is based on the Prophets, including an unwavering belief in the coming of the messiah. In Hebrew These are called the Ani Maamin (I believe). Number 12 is the main principle relating to Mashiach. The Text is as follows in English: I believe with full faith in the coming of the Messiah. And even though he tarries, with all that, I await his arrival with every day.

Conservative Judaism

"Since no one can say for certain what will happen in the Messianic era each of us is free to fashion personal speculation. Some of us accept these speculations are literally true, while others understand them as elaborate metaphors... For the world community we dream of an age when warfare will be abolished, when justice and compassion will be axioms of all, as it is said in Isaiah 11: "...the land shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea." For our people, we dream of the ingathering of all Jews to Zion where we can again be masters of our own destiny and express our distinctive genius in every area of our national life. We affirm Isaiah's prophecy (2:3) that "...Torah shall come forth from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem".

"We do not know when the Messiah will come, nor whether he will be a charismatic human figure or is a symbol of the redemption of humankind from the evils of the world. Through the doctrine of a Messianic figure, Judaism teaches us that every individual human being must live as if he or she, individually, has the responsibility to bring about the messianic age. Beyond that, we echo the words of Maimonides based on the prophet Habakkuk (2:3) that though he may tarry, yet do we wait for him each day."

Reform Judaism and Reconstructionist Judaism generally do not accept the idea that there will be a messiah. Some believe that there may be some sort of "messianic age" (the World to Come) in the sense of a "utopia," which all Jews are obligated to work towards.  "They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea."


Moslem Messiah


The world is presently at its most wicked. It is beyond human help. It requires only a nudge to implode and prepare for the divine ruler, the Saheb-ul-Zaman (the Mahdi, the Lord of the Age) to come and set it aright. It is the sacred duty and privilege of every Muslim to do all he can to hasten the death of the old world and the birth of the global Islamic Ummah. Thus goes the thinking of Iran's ruling mullahs and their hand-picked president Mahmood Ahmadinejad.

It seems like the old millennialism thinking, a belief held, in one version or another by several major religions. Indeed it is, with one terribly alarming difference. This time around, a group of believers with tremendous resources is intent upon forcing the issue, making the conditions so dire that the reluctant Saheb-ul-Zaman is left no choice but to appear and assume his universal reign.

The belief in supernatural intervention to set the world aright is scriptural to major religions, including Islam. The Jews have been earnestly supplicating the Lord for the Messiah to come; the Christians are impatiently awaiting the second coming of Christ; and, the Zoroastrians are convinced that Saoshayant is the one who shall come, defeat the trouble-making Ahriman-Satan-and make the creatures again pure.

Up to this point millennialism was a belief and a hope. No one ever aspired to or had the means of making the anticipated events come about. The matter was in the hands of God. The Muslims' perennial prayer recited every day, posted in mosques and even on bumpers of vehicles has been, "O, Saheb-ul-Zaman, hasten your coming." The prayer for the advent, thus far, has been limited to passive supplications of the faithful.

It is a well-established fact that beliefs are a potent impetus to action. If you believe your home is about to be burglarized, you secure the house and take other precautions. If you, under the influence of drugs, believe that a bug is burrowing into your skin, you may take a knife to your own body and try to dig the imaginary bug out.

Hence, it is shortsighted to dismiss the mullahs as a bunch of lunatics who are out of touch with reality and that they have no intention of doing catastrophic mischief to compel the Mahdi's coming. Maybe some arming of the Iraqi Shiites, a little support for Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Palestine-but no, no major idiocy. After all, they are rational people and in touch with reality. Any large scale troublemaking spells their doom as well. Thus goes the rationalization-the greatest risky tranquilizer of the mind.

Rationalization, compounded by complacency and denial, can be deadly, particularly when the adversaries have different realities. To the fanatic mullahs ruling Iran Sahaeb-ul-Zaman is an absolute reality and his promised advent is irrevocably ordained. This is their reality and their belief and they have every intention of leading their life according to them.

It is foolish for the non-Muslims to dismiss the mullahs and the Bin Ladens as a bunch of fringe lunatics who are going to go away simply by wishing it. The Islamist reality is that the non-Muslims are the ones who deserve to be done away with; they are the ones who have refused to submit to the summons of Allah for much too long; and, it is time for the faithful to get rid of them. This makes for a lopsided contest. The non-Muslims are passively wishing that the nightmarish surge of Islamism is only a temporary fringe phenomenon doomed to die on its own, while the other side is marshalling its huge destructive power to accomplish its aim by eradicating the non-Muslims.

The cabal of fanatical mullahs ruling Iran has lost its patience, not only with the unbelievers, but also with the Mahdi as well. They aim to force his arrival. The mullahs believe they have the means to make it impossible for the Mahdi to tarry any longer by causing unprecedented death and destruction-conditions deemed essential for his coming. The world must hit the very bottom, before the Savior of the world comes to the rescue, so they firmly believe.

The question is:

What does prudence demand? Clearly wishing the problem to go away is not a very effective solution in the same way that wishing for the Saheb-ul-Zaman to come has not been. Reasoning and negotiating with the mullahs and their ilk hold very little, if any, lasting promise. There are always the easy ways of denial and appeasement. We are very good at both practices. No, the Muslims have been around for ages. They make some troubles from time to time. But they really are not all that bad and dangerous. We'll get along. If we have too, we'll even let them live by the Sharia-their stone-age laws- in our midst. We'll be reasonable and they will come around. We'll just have to get along. So goes the line.

One problem:

The other side doesn't think this way. The Islamofascists don't believe in the notion of "Live and let live." They believe that the earth is Allah's and it has been sullied by the heathens, the unbelievers and the kafir for far too long. Now that they have the means, they aim to make the world to their design and bring about the final solution-a nasty reminder of not too long ago Nazism.

Is this alarmist, or even hatemongering? You don't believe Muslims can be that intolerant and hostile toward non-Muslims and that they'll never go to the extremes? You know Muslims personally in your neighborhood or your work place and they are nice people? The nice Muslims you personally know are presently small minorities in alien lands. They have to be nice, and they may indeed be nice. Yet, when the main force of Islamofascism surges forward, these nice folks will either have to join it or be swept aside like the rest of the resisters.

The concern is not with individual Muslims who live as solid citizens in democratic societies. They may have developed a taste for the freedom democracy bestows or have simply learned to tolerate it. Our concern is with the gathering Islamofascist storm from the heart of Islamdom. To truly appreciate Islam, you must experience firsthand Islam in power. Take a quick trip to the lands of the Muslims and find out for yourself how horribly they treat the non-Muslims, even the, "People of the book," Jews and Christians. Try to have a Bible study group or build a church in Saudi Arabia and discover the benevolence of Islamic rule.

The world is a laboratory where the experiment with Islam shows irrefutable results. The Islamic Republic of Iran represents the cutting edge for the newly petrodollar-invigorated Islam. It is determined to complete its task of ending the world of "Dar-ul-Harb"-the non-Muslim world to be warred upon-and establishing the "Dar-ul-Solh," or "Dar-ul-Salam"-the Muslim world of the Ummah under the rule of the Mahdi. If achieving this aim hinges on the conflagration of the Third World War, the mullahs are happy to make it happen.

Amil Imani is an Iranian born American citizen and pro-democracy activist who resides in the United States of America. He maintains a website.

Moslem Second Coming of Christ

The mainstream Islamic view of the second coming maintains that Jesus was replaced by a duplicate who looked like Jesus, and that it was the duplicate who was crucified while the real Jesus was lifted up to Heaven by God, where he is waiting to descend during the “last days” when corruption and perversity are rife on Earth. He will then wage a battle against the false Jesus or Dajjal, break the cross, kill swine and call all humanity to Islam.

Some minority sects of Muslims have different beliefs. The view of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement and the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is based on an allegorical interpretation of the references to Jesus’s second coming in Islamic literature. They believe that Jesus died a natural death and the "second coming" refers to Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and his efforts to counter the threats to Islam from other religious groups.


Christian Messiah


The Second Coming or Second Advent refers to the Christian belief in the return of Jesus to fulfill the rest of Messianic prophecy. Views about the Second Coming vary among different Christian denominations, and have influenced other religions as well. The term Parousia, Greek for "appearance and subsequent presence with" (in the ancient world referring to official visits by royalty) is also used to describe this event. The Second Coming is an important component of Christian eschatology, the theology concerning the final events and ultimate purposes of the world.

The Gospels contain several apparent predictions of Jesus regarding his return at the end of the world. These include the Olivet discourse of Mark 13, Matthew 24-25, Luke 17:20-37,21:5-38; and Mark 8:34-9:1, Matthew 16:24-28, Luke 9:23-27; and Matthew 10:17-42; and John 6:39-40,14:3. Jesus says that the "Son of Man is going to come in his Father's glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what he has done" (Matthew 16:27), and that this will occur in a sudden, non localised fashion "like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other" (Luke 17:24), and that "No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father" (Mark 13:32). (NIV)

The prophetic language of the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation are also considered to be fruitful sources of study.

Also some verses from the Gospels are often seen to imply that Jesus would return before the death of those to whom he was talking. Both Matthew and Luke include the statement, "This generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place" (Matthew 24:34, Luke 21:32)[1]. Indeed, C.S. Lewis called this "the most embarrassing verse in the Bible" [2], though many Christians interpret the word generation from this verse in some different manner. Another verse is more explicit: "Truly I say to you, there are some of those who are standing here who shall not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom" (Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27). This reference is related to the disciples who saw Him transfigured on the Holy Mount.


Catholic Messiah


According to the Catholic Encyclopedia article on General Judgement[1]: "In the New Testament the second Parusia, or coming of Christ as Judge of the world, is an oft-repeated doctrine. The Saviour Himself not only foretells the event but graphically portrays its circumstances (Matthew 24:27 sqq.; 25:31 sqq.). The Apostles give a most prominent place to this doctrine in their preaching (Acts 10:42,17:31) and writings (Romans 2:5-16,14:10; 1 Cor 4:5; 2 Cor 5:10; 2 Tim 4:1; 2 Thess 1:5; James 5:7). Besides the name Parusia (parousia), or Advent (1 Cor 15:23; 2 Thess 2:1-9), the Second Coming [emphasis added] is also called Epiphany, epiphaneia, or Appearance (2 Thess 2:8; 1 Tim 6:14; 2 Tim 4:1; Titus 2:13), and Apocalypse (apokalypsis), or Revelation (2 Thess 2:7; 1 Peter 4:13). The time of the Second Coming is spoken of as "that Day" (2 Tim 4:8), "the day of the Lord" (1 Thess 5:2), "the day of Christ" (Philemon 1:6), "the day of the Son of Man" (Luke 17:30), "the last day" (John 6:39-40)."


Esoteric Christian tradition


In the Esoteric Christian tradition, (considered to be heresy among orthodox Christians [2]), Essenian and later Rosicrucian [3], there is a distinction to be made between Jesus and the Christ [4]. Jesus is considered a high Initiate of the human life wave (which evolves under the cycle of rebirth) and of a singularly pure type of mind, vastly superior to the great majority of the present humanity. He was educated during his youth among the Essenes and thus prepared himself for the greatest honor ever bestowed upon a human being: to deliver his pure, passionless, highly evolved physical body and vital body (already attuned to the high vibrations of the 'life spirit'), in the moment of the Baptism, to the Christ being for His ministry in the physical world. Christ is described as the highest Spiritual Being of the life wave called Archangels, and has completed His union ("the Son") with the second aspect of God.

In this western tradition, there is a clear distinction between the Cosmic Christ, or Christ without, and the Christ Within: the Cosmic Christ, the 'Regent of the Earth' [5], aids each individual in the formation of the Christ Within, the Golden Wedding Garment (Matthew 22:2,11 KJV), also called "Soul body", the correct translation of Paul of Tarsus "soma psuchicon" (Greek "soma" [body] and "psuchicon" [psu(y)che--soul], "It is sown a soul body; it is raised a spiritual body ...": 1 Cor 15:44; distinction of "spirit and soul and body": 1 Thess 5:23).

According to this tradition, the Christ Within is regarded as the true Saviour who needs to be born within each individual (Galatians 4:19) in order to evolve toward the future Sixth Epoch in the Earth's etheric plane, that is, toward the "new heavens and a new earth" (2 Peter 3:13, 2 Peter 3:7): the New Galilee [6]. The Second Coming or Advent of the Christ is not in a physical body (1 Cor 15:50, John 18:36), but in the new soul body of each individual in the etheric region of the planet (2 Cor 5:1-3, Greek "politeuma" [commonwealth], "Our commonwealth is in heaven ...": Phil 3:20-21) where man "shall be caught up IN THE CLOUDS to meet the Lord IN THE AIR" (Matthew 24:30, 1 Thess 4:17, Acts 1:10-11, 1 John 3:2). The "day and hour" when this event shall be, as described in the Bible, is not in the human knowledge domain (Matthew 24:36, 24:23-27). The esoteric Christian tradition teaches that first there will be a preparatory period as the Sun enters Aquarius by precession: the coming Age of Aquarius.


Past predictions of the Second Coming


Pastor William Miller and the Millerite Movement expected the second coming on October 22, 1844. The fact that this failed to happen was later referred to as the Great Disappointment. Millerites then predicted a date of October 22, 1845, which was later moved ahead to 1851. Some of his followers went on to create the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses.

The interpretation of the Second Coming is important in the doctrine of Jehovah's Witnesses, as these hold that it occurred in 1914, and instead of an apocalyptic Second Coming it is to be interpreted as an unseen presence, and the visible events of the final times will occur at a later date.

Emanuel Swedenborg and those in the New Church believe Jesus has already made his second advent through the ideas revealed in Swedenborg's theological works. They believe that the Last Judgement was completed in the spiritual world on June 19, 1770

The followers of Reverend Sun Myung Moon consider Rev. Moon to be the Lord of the Second Advent called by Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday at the age of 15 on a Korean Mountainside.

Renowned psychic Edgar Cayce predicted that the Second Coming of Christ would be in 1998 . Though 1998 has already passed, many of Cayce's followers maintain that Christ was simply conceived in 1998 and thus would only be seven or eight years old presently.

Rudolf Steiner described the physical incarnation of Christ as a unique event, but predicted that Christ would reappear in the etheric, or lowest spiritual, plane beginning in the 1930s. This would manifest in various ways: as a new spiritual approach to community life and between individuals; in more and more individuals discovering fully conscious access to the etheric plane (clairvoyance); and in Christ's appearance to groups of seekers gathered together. See a series of his lectures on the subject.

Nostradamus predicted that "from the sky will come a great King of Terror" in 1999 [8]. This was interpreted by some as a prophecy about the second coming of Jesus. When this didn't occur, his followers and those of Edgar Cayce claimed that Jesus was conceived in 1998, born in 1999, and is currently living on Earth as a reincarnated person.

Followers of the Bahá'í Faith believe that the second coming of Jesus, as well as the prophecies of the 5th Buddha and many other religious prophecies of a second coming, were fulfilled in Bahá'u'lláh. They commonly compare Bahá'u'lláh's fulfillment of Christian prophecies to Jesus' fulfillment of Jewish prophecies, where in both cases people were expecting the literal fulfillment of apocalyptic statements.

The Rastafari movement believes Haile Selassie is the second coming (although he himself did not encourage this belief). He both embodied this when he became Emperor of Ethiopia, but is also expected to return a second time to initiate the apocalyptic day of judgement. Haile Selassie, also called Jah rastafari, is considered to be still alive by some rastafarians.

Fundamentalist preacher Jerry Falwell predicted in 1999 that the Second Coming would probably be within 10 years.[9]

False Messiahs of the Past

Past Jewish messiah claimants

Jewish Messiah claimants:  Judas of Galilee (Ezekias)(c. 4 BCE), Simon (c. 4 BCE), Athronges (c. 4-2? BCE),Jesus of Nazareth (c. 4 BCE–c. 30CE) (placed here because he was Jewish), Theudas (44-46) in the Roman province of Judea , Menahem ben Judah partook in a revolt against Agrippa II in Judea (70 CE), Simon bar Kokhba (died c. 135), defeated in the Second Jewish-Roman War ,Moses of Crete (5th century), Isa ben Ya'ub Obadiah Abu 'Isa al-Isfahani of Ispahan lived in Persia during the reign of the Umayyad Caliph 'Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan (684-705), Yudghan, lived and taught in Persia in the early eighth century, Serene (c. 720), David Alroy or Alrui (c. 1160), Abraham Abulafia (b. 1240), Nissim ben Abraham (c. 1295), Moses Botarel of Cisneros (c. 1413), Asher Lemmlein (1502) a German near Venice, David Reuveni and Solomon Molko early sixteenth century , Sabbatai Zevi  (1626-1676), Barukhia Russo (Osman Baba), succesor of Sabbatai Zevi, Miguel (Abraham) Cardoso (b. 1630), Mordecai Mokia ("the Rebuker") of Eisenstadt (active 1678-1683), Jacob Querido (d. 1690), said to be the reincarnation of Shabbetai Zevi, Löbele Prossnitz (Joseph ben Jacob), early eighteenth century, Jacob Joseph Frank (1726-1791), founder of the Frankist movement.

Past Christian messiah claimants

This list features people who are said, either by themselves or their followers to be Jesus Christ, or a Messiah under the umbrella of Christianity: Aldebert (eighth century), Tanchelm of Antwerp (c. 1110), Ann Lee (1736-1784) central figure to the Shakers., John Nichols Thom (1799-1838), Cornish tax rebel, Hong Xiuquan, China (1812-1864), claimed to be the younger brother of Jesus, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), claimed to be the promised one of all religions, and founded the Bahá'í Faith., Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1892-1975), Messiah of the Rastafari movement., Georges-Emest Roux (1903-1981), the Christ de Montfavet, founder of the Eglise Chrétienne Universelle , Abbott "Vaughn" Meader (1936-2004), grammy-winning comedian and impersonator, Vince Taylor (1939-1991), rock and roller who ended his career by claiming to be Jesus, Michael Travesser, born Wayne Bent (b. 1941). Claims to be the beginning of the Second Coming of Jesus, Inri Cristo (b. 1948) a claimant to be the second Jesus in Curitiba, Brazil , David Koresh (1959-1993), Maria Devi Christos (born 1960), founder of the Great White Brotherhood , Sergei Torop (b. 1961) who started to call himself "Vissarion," founder of the Church of the Last Testament

Past Muslim messiah claimants

Islamic tradition has a prophecy of the Mahdi, who will come alongside the return of Jesus. The following people claimed to be the Mahdi, Syed Mohammad Jaunpuri (1443 - 1505) of Northeastern India, The Báb in 1844 declared to be the promised Mahdi in Shiraz, Iran, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892): Here as well as he'd been born Shiite and relates to both Islam as well as Christianity, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835 - 1908) of Qadian, 'the Promised Messiah' return of Jesus, founder of the Ahmadiyya religious movement in Islam, Muhammad Ahmad in the late 19th century founded a short-lived empire in Sudan, Sayyid Mohammed Abdullah Hassan of Somaliland engaged in military conflicts from 1900 to 1920, Juhayman al-Otaibi seized the Grand Mosque in Mecca in November of 1979, Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran (1900-1989) was believed by a number of followers to be the Mahdi. Upon his return to Iran from exile in 1979, the headline on Tehran's largest-circulation newspaper read, "The Mahdi Returns!", Harun Yahya

Other Past Messiah Claimants

This list features people who are said, either by themselves or their followers to be some form of a messiah outside of the sphere of Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Aradia de Toscano (b. 1313) active in Italy, said to be the human incarnation of the Roman demigoddess Aradia, Jacob Joseph Frank (1726-1791), founder of the Frankist movement, André Matsoua (1899-1942), Congolese founder of Amicale, proponents of which subsequently adopted him as Messiah, Maitreya , A messianic figure promoted by Benjamin Creme through his organization, Share International., Meher Baba (1894-1969), claimed to be the Avatar, an incarnation of God, Rashad Khalifa (1935 - 1990), claimed to be a prophet after the Prophet Muhammad and even included his name in his translation of the Quran, John Nichols Thom(1799-1838) was a Cornish self-declared Messiah in the 19th century, L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) coined himself "Metteya" (Maitreya) in the 1955 poem Hymn of Asia, In the religion of Stregheria, Jesus is believed to have been a false messiah that appeared before Aradia di Toscano came to free the poor and oppressed from the fetters of Christianity.