There has been a lot of speculation lately about the life of Jesus Christ and whether or not he even existed. A recent Inquisitr article proposed that Jesus Christ never walked the earth, based on 126 historical documents around the time of Christ’s life that didn’t mention him. A follow-up article reported that the claim that Jesus never existed was refuted by many atheists, of all people, and that Jesus might very well have existed. Now an even more surprising source has begun to talk about Christ and his return to Earth–a popular Muslim personality named Adnan Oktar.
According to WND, Oktar is a media personality and author who claims Jesus Christ will return to Earth during the last days and convert the world to Islam. Oktar was interviewed for a a documentary by WND films called End Times Eyewitness. During the interview, Oktar admits that while Christians consider Jesus Christ their savior, Muslims are still awaiting their messiah, which they call the Mahdi. However, Muslims like Oktar also believe Jesus Christ will return to Earth as Christianity claims, but not to bring salvation to faithful Christians. Instead, Jesus will inform the world he is not the son of God nor was he crucified or resurrected from the dead. Christ will then let the world know he is a Muslim and try to convert all non-believers to Islam. Oktar claims Jesus Christ will be very convincing in his support of Islam.
“Yes the Mahdi will communicate with the djinns,” Adnan Oktar says during the interview. “Mahdi is the leader of both djinns and men. Muslim djinns, djinns that believe in God, will assist the Muslims in making Muslims prevail throughout the world.”
While the possibility of Jesus Christ being a Muslim and preaching Islam may sound ridiculous to many Christians, it is not at all surprising for many Muslims. Especially when you consider that Adnan Oktar has an enormous Muslim audience, with millions of viewers in Turkey, the Arab World, Central Asia and parts of Russia and Europe.
The man behind the End Times Eyewitness film, Christian Joel Richardson, claims he had never heard any claim like Oktar’s that Jesus Christ would return in support of Islam, but Oktar’s impact on the world could be widespread. His message about Christ could convince millions of people.
“It’s the first time I’d ever personally heard it,” said Richardson, “but [Oktar] claims to be in close relationship with the president of Turkey. They claim the president listens to him and follows his advice.”
What do you think? Are Oktar’s claims about Jesus Christ absurd or compelling?