Prophet ZEPHANIAH PROPHECY OF 3:9

9For then will I turn to the peoples

A pure language,

That they may all call upon the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one consent.(Zep 3:9)

The above stanza mentioned is often quoted by Muslims proving that the verse and the prophet Zephaniah predicted the advent of Islam. One should realize that Bible never mentions of Islam or Muslims but yes it mentions of Ishmalites and Hagarenes (Ps 83:6). Again, Bible criticizes the tribes and none of the Biblical prophets were Ishmalites or Hagarenes, accept from the tribe of Israel the 12 tribes. So, why do Muslims exaggerate themselves proving that Islam and their prophet are prophesied in the Bible? It is because of (surah 7:157)

“Yusuf Ali: “Those who follow the messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find mentioned in their own (scriptures),- in the law and the Gospel;- for he commands them what is just and forbids them what is evil; he allows them as lawful what is good (and pure) and prohibits them from what is bad (and impure); He releases them from their heavy burdens and from the yokes that are upon them. So it is those who believe in him, honour him, help him, and follow the light which is sent down with him,- it is they who will prosper.”

Now, coming back to the verse, the prophet mentions of “a pure language, so that they may call the Lord in one name”. Muslims who are calling Christians to their faith often referee the verse as a prediction of Islam, therefore we has Christians should start investigating the potholes. Church father Origen explains to best of his knowledge that the entire world will someday come under one law only when the WORD wishes to do so. There is no evil so strong that it can be overpowered by the Supreme WORD and God Almighty. Again Lord Almighty says that

“For My determination is to gather the nations,

That I may assemble the kingdoms,

To pour upon them Mine indignation,

Even all My fierce anger;

For all the earth shall be devoured

With the fire of My jealousy.

9For then will I turn to the peoples

A pure language,

That they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve Him with one consent. (Ze 3:8-9)

Hence, when the whole earth comes to an end, the inhabitants of Asia, Europe and Libya as well as Greeks as Barbarians shall call upon the name of the Lord, and serve Him, with same consent. Origen is clear that the people will fall at the feet of the WORD and Lord Almighty.