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Fate of a False Prophet

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Dr. John Alexander Dowie was an American who proclaimed that God has in the ?Spirit and Power of Elijah? sent him. He set forth to spread Christianity. He also stated that he intended to wipe out Islam. He made insulting remarks about the Prophet of Islam (SAS).

On June 2, 1901, in the newly founded city of Zion, north of Chicago, John Alexander Dowie declared himself to be Elijah, the Prophet. This assertion by Dowie represented the culmination of a movement launched in the United States. This movement captured the fancy of the Americans and prestigious papers like the Century and Independent New York published articles and features on this emerging figure.

Dowie claimed the divine power of healing and his fame spread so fast that it caught the imagination of many credulous and wealthy Americans. The progress was so tremendous that soon his Apostolic Church had its own bank, its own printing plant and thousands of people were flocking to this movement.

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