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Posted March 24, 2012
In his book “Islam the Cloak of Antichrist” Jack Smith interprets end times prophecy using a new paradigm, a new model which has been referred to by some as the “Islamic Paradigm.” Smith’s work is a wide-ranging study of a complex subject.
Smith’s interpretation translates metaphors into their literal and true meaning. His assumptions are based on his interpretation of prophecies from Old and New Testament scriptures. He presents a solid basis for his conclusions by developing an informed analysis of the Jewish and Christian apocalyptic books of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Revelation.
Smith maintains that Satan uses deception, disguising himself and an angel of light by using a cloak of sham publicizing “peace,” a peace that comes by yielding to Islam.
Smith’s research is thorough and well documented with comprehensive end-notes. The selected bibliography and complete index add important resource material for additional reading or a deeper study.
I especially appreciated the clearly articulated summary and conclusion of key points included at the end of each chapter. This feature provides a tremendous tool for immediate retention and future review in the organization and development of the material. The beautiful color photos of the Dome of the Rock and a number black and white photo illustration add another dimension to the understanding of the text, and help the reader to better assimilate the narrative through the visualization process.
“Islam the Cloak of Antichrist” is an in depth study, not intended for a cursory reading. Smith carefully develops the relationship of Islamic history and Christian theology, with a sense of the urgency of his message, a paradigm that interprets Islam to be the instrument of the Antichrist in the last days, and a message that will be of interest and importance to secularists and Christians alike.
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own. As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.