Iranian President Ahmadinejad is a Shiite Muslim that believes that the Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah, is coming into this world very soon and that Messiah will be the twelfth Imam who comes as the final Imam and the savior of the world. Ahmadinejad believes that he is the forerunner of the Mahdi, the twelfth Imam, and the Moslem Messiah will come to this earth following a catastrophic event, and event like a nuclear attack on the Jewish state of Israel.
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Islamic eschatology states that the Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah, is coming and it could be very soon which has an interesting correlation with the soon coming of the true Messiah as foretold in Bible prophecy.
The Islamic faith has an eschatology, that's the study of the end times, and this eschatology has the Muslim Messiah, the Mahdi, appearing on the world scene to be the final savior of mankind. The Shiite Muslims believe that the twelfth Imam gone from this world for hundreds of years will reappear and come out of Iran. The Iranian President Ahmadinejad believes that he is the forerunner of the Mahdi and if he can cause a catastrophic event to happen, like a nuclear attack on Israel, that the Mahdi will appear and in fact will appear in the very near future.
About 85% of the entire Shiite Muslim world agrees with Ahmadinejad and they believe the Muslim Messiah will come to this world to set the world in order for the caliphate. Now the caliphate is a worldwide Islamic kingdom which will also be put in place by the Mahdi.
The ancient Jewish prophets, the true spokesmen for the true God of the Bible wrote how this would all play out. Zechariah wrote of the return of Jesus Christ, the true Messiah, to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:4). John wrote in Revelation 19 that this Messiah would return after the seven year Tribulation period where judgment will have been unleashed on the earth and earth dwellers. When Jesus returns He will build a temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem where He will rule and reign forever (Zechariah 1:16, Zechariah 6:12-13).
Muslim eschatology has the Mahdi, the Muslim Messiah, coming back in the near future. But the truth be known, the true Messiah Jesus Christ will come in the near future. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.