The following blog post was originally posted here: That Other Eschatology…
Evidently, the murderous Islamic terror organization, ISIS, is media savvy. Why not? They are one of the richest and most successful terror enterprises in the world. So it should be no surprise that ISIS has produced a modern glossy magazine to promote it’s nefarious doctrines.
The magazine is named Dabiq. The name doesn’t usually ring a bell with most Westerners but instantly stirs the passions of devout Sunni Muslims because of a prophecy within Islam which states that the last apocalyptic battle will take place between the Mujahadeen and the western Crusaders at the tiny city of Dabiq, in Syria.This will bring about the end of days.
Joel Rosenburg has written an excellent article, “Three Reasons the Next President ,,,Should carefully study the latests issue of Isis magazine Dabiq” in which he lays out the basics of the Dabiq prophecy and the reasons why many see ISIS as the fulfillment of part of it.
Islam preaches the return of Jesus also, only this Islamic “Jesus” is coming to back to “Break the Cross”, i.e. destroy Christianity and to vindicate Islam.
According to the Hadiths, The Koran and the Sunnah, as well as the latest issue of Dabiq magazine,
“When the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, returns in the end days to battle the Antichrist — the false messiah — and his army, of the myths he will debunk once and for all are those of his crucifixion and divinity. This will be when he [Jesus] breaks the cross….”
Islam is a heresy of course, its a Christian heresy which borrowed heavily from apostate Jewish and Gnostic Christian sources.
‘Issa’, the “Jesus” of Islam, did not die on the cross. He is the son of ‘Mary’, Miriam, the sister of Moses, and who is coming again to help Muslims destroy Christians and Jews.
Popular Christian Heretic Rick Warren actually prayed in the name of ‘Issa’ at Obama’s presidential inauguration ceremony, confirming his status as a false teacher and denier of Jesus.
President Obama dabbled in prophecy recently when he boldly proclaimed at the U.N. that “The future doesn’t belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam…”.
The Apostles warned us that in the end there would be false prophets, false prophecies, Anti-Christs, Pseudo Jesus figures , false ‘Words’, and every other possible form of substitute for the Truth, in order to deceive and demoralize the whole world.We are even warned of the advent of a false ‘holy Spirit’ to inspire the false prophets and their congregations.
Sunni Islam is trying to establish a false “Kingdom of God” on earth , called the Caliphate. The Caliphate is the central ruling authority of Sunni Islam(75 percent of the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims). In 2014, when Abu Bakr Bhagdadi climbed up into a historic pulpit in Mosul (Biblical Ninevah), apocalyptic anticipation swept through the Muslim world.
This attempt to revive the Caliphate is why ISIS is far more formdable and dangerous to world stability than Al Queda ever was.Tens of thousands of Muslims from around the world are swearing their ‘Bayat”, the “pledge of allegiance to the Prince of the Faithful’ which all Sunni are expected to make the moment the Caliphate becomes a viable entity again.
Sunni’s expect something to hap-en soon, in accordance with their own (errant) eschatology.
The SHiites are expecting the arrival of the Mahdi, the “Twelth Imam” who will emerge out of a sacred well in Iran and lead the Shiite world on to victory over Jews, Christians, Idolaters and the hated Sunnis. The Obama administration poured fuel on that fire of expectation recently when He authorized a transfer payment of 150 billion US Dollars to Iran. Shiites (rightly) feel something monumental is on the way.
Ironically, the Christian world, the stewards of the only true eschatology, seems uninterested in end times events at the moment. Most of the confessing Christian world subscribes to an errant theology which blinds them to the prophecies she holds in her hands, rendering them unable to see or comment on current events breaking out at a breath taking pace all around her.
I speak of “Replacement theology” which blinds the church to the central place Israel holds in the entire eschatological scheme.
The great tragedy of our day is that at a time when people all around the world are seeing a Divine hand writing on the wall, they need an interpretation to know what is actually being said. That is the task of the church but how few even know themselves the riches of insight into current events, which they hold in their own hands? The least Christian in any church which actually preaches prophecy on any decent level, knows more about the world and its problems than all of the pundits put together!
But who will listen to us?
There was a little city, and few men within it; and there came a great king against it, and besieged it, and built great bulwarks against it: Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man. Then said I, Wisdom is better than strength: nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard. The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools. Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroyeth much good.(Ecclesiastes 9:14-18)
We know the way out, and we know who has and could again “Save the city” but who will ever listen to us?