For false christs and false prophets will rise up. And they will give great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect. (Mat 24:24)
Even the apostles warned of future time and the future false Christs and false prophets with it. These false Christs, have been of minor importance in relation to the actual false (beast) prophet to come.
The False prophet works with the Jews so that they believe that he is the prophet Elijah whom the Scripture says will come before Messiah. In this way is hampered the Jewish accepting The Antichrist as a Messiah sent by God. And how does the Antichrist overcome the hearts of a billion Muslims? By proving that he is the 12th prophet of the Muslims been waiting for – Mahdi. It pertains to Islamic faith that its believers do not make pictures or statues of Allah or, any of the Islamic leaders. Making an image of the Antichrist would therefore not serve the goal of winning the praise of the Mohammedans. Instead, making an image of the first beast i.e the new world power could well suit Muslims. But how could such an image be bowed? Probably bowing is not the same kind of bowing as Daniel’s praying of the royal statue by bowing. Kowtowing does not always mean in the Bible worshiping. In this case, bowing can simply simply mean accepting of the world power. All kinds of protests are forbidden, also posters are banned etc. Those who protest (i.e. refuse to “bow”) are sentenced to at least imprisonment or even death. This is not very far from today. What happens to the opponents of the country? What will happen to those who express their opinions in Turkey today? When extreme Islamists gain power, only one step forward is needed for action already seen today. This step has been taken by the Islamic extremist Isis, who has executed large numbers of people on very arbitrary grounds; even small opposing behavior of Isis has led to the execution of people.
As I have already written, the False prophet works like John the Baptist: he does not, however, prepare the way for Christ’s coming, but for the Antichrist. The Antichrist tries to purloin the place of the true Christ. The mission statement of the False prophet and the Antichrist also includes the Islamic Supreme Prophet (under whom Christ is in the view of Islamic teaching), that is, the indication of the coming of Mahdi and ensuring the Antichrist as a leader of this Islamic faith. There are three major religions in the world that have the guiding principle of having one God. They are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Antichrist tries to guide all of them with the help of the False prophet. Some people think that the (first) beast will not or even seek to take over the world. Revelation, however, says: 13:3 One of the beast’s heads looked like it had a fatal wound, but its fatal wound was healed. And in amazement the whole world followed the beast.
4 They worshiped the dragon because it had given authority to the beast. They also worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight a war with it?
5 The beast was allowed to speak arrogant and blasphemous things, and it was given authority for forty-two months.
6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God and to blaspheme his name and his residence, that is, those who are living in heaven.
7 It was allowed to wage war against the saints and to conquer them. It was also given authority over every tribe, people, language, and nation.
However, the False prophet is not the true teacher of false religion. The harlot i.e the false end-time church will take care the doctrine manipulation.