In addition to Sharia law and killing for Allah for a first-class ticket to the Islamic version of heaven with 72 virgins based on a reading in the hadith, there’s an end-of-the-world aspect to Islam.
Here’s how Joel Rosenberg, author of a number prophecy books, has been addressing the topic of an “apocalyptic Islam.” The following is from an interview he did with the Christian Post:
“We are not simply facing a threat from radical Islam. At the core, we are actually facing something even worse. We face the threat of apocalyptic Islam. For the first time in human history, we now are faced with two nation-states whose leaders are driven by an end-of-the-world [theology].
“The Islamic Republic of Iran [is] led by men that believe that the end of the world is at hand and they have a Shiite Islamic theology. That is why they are trying to build a nuclear weapons program. Why? Because they believe the way to bring the coming of the Islamic Messiah, the Mahdi or the 12th Imam, is to annihilate Israel and the United States. That is Shiite apocalyptic Islam. It is not just radical; it’s apocalyptic.”
I find all of this very interesting since Joel Rosenberg is a believer in a Christian version of apocalypticism. He’s written many books on the subject, and all of them are written from the perspective that the end-times are right around the corner.
Rosenberg’s apocalypticism is different from that of Islam in that he is not advocating for Christians to take an active part in bringing in the end times…
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