This fact is also stated in the New Testament in the same way. The antichrist who will appear in the End Times is a diverter pretending to be devout.As mentioned before, this system of the antichrist is FREEMASONRY, which is a perverted sect that, in our day, has a world dominion with its fake devout appearance. In compliance with the antichrist descriptions in the hadith and the New Testament, FREEMASONS have claimed that they have come out in the name of Allah.
Even though they reject the existence of Allah, they swore on the holy books and claimed that their objective was ethereal. As is also confessed by freemasons, this fake appearance is a wicked method employed not to get reactions from people and to better deceive the societies. Even though freemasonry is a perverted religion that takes satan as its deity, the fact that it has appeared with faith in Allah and that it has deceived people with this objective is explained in various sources as follows:
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an [fake] angel of light. Therefore, it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the [fake] ministers of righteousness."
As it can be understood from the above quotation, despite their open denial of Allah and putting on a deceiving appearance, freemasons strive to reveal themselves as ethereal and devout people like the disciples of Jesus (pbuh). Indeed, freemasonry is such a perverted structure that it even tries to reveal satan as an alleged angel.
Masons prefer KJV because King James I was Scottish Templar Mason. In 1889, Albert Pike, the founder of the old and the accepted Scottish Rite and the 33rd degree freemason, stated that worshipping Lucifer (satan) can be openly told to senior freemasons while it should not be revealed to lower degree freemasons and the public in general.
He further advises his mason brothers to employ the following method:
"That which we must say to the crowd is – We worship God, ... To the Sovereign Grand Inspectors General [of the 33rd degree], we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees – The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian Doctrine (the doctrine of satan."
Following this stage, most of the European freemasons adopted the “Luciferian Doctrine” of Albert Pike. The “Luciferian Doctrine” is defined in the words of Albert Pike as follows:
"The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine. . . Yes, Lucifer is (satan) god..."
Surely Allah is beyond that) As these confessions reveal, freemasonry is a perverted sect that, in compliance with the orders of satan, denies the existence of Allah, takes satan as a false deity and aims to bring moral destruction and horror to the entire world. Freemasonry is the antichrist system that has brought cruelty to the world and will continue to do so.
Just like freemasons, the fact that antichrist will appear in the name of Allah and thus lead people astray is stated in the New Testament as follows:
"Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called god or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be god." (2 Thessalonians 2: 3-4)
The antichrist’s deceiving people by using the name of Allah and in the name of goodness and faith are also stated in the hadith of our Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) as follows:
“First he (the antichrist) will say, “I am prophet”... Second he will say “I am your Lord” (Ibn Majah, Abu Dawud) “While Ibn Hajar talks about his deceitfulness “The antichrist first appears with the claim of faith and goodness, then prophethood, and then claiming to be their deity.” (Ibn Hajar Al-Askalani, Fath al-Bari, 13:79)
While freemasons strive to reveal themselves as devout in order to establish an antichrist system to dominate the world, what they really name as the “great architect of the universe” and worship is satan. The sole reason why freemasons strive to drag the world into destruction, distance people from faith in Allah and stir conflicts among the devout is their adherence to satan. This is indeed the most specific portent of the antichrist who is told to appear in the End Times and drag people into destruction.