The Prophetic Theology of ISIS Explains Its Murderous Devotion

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 9:00 AM
February 18, 2015

Isis-Murderers              Is it possible that several hard working journalists know more about what motivates fighting ISIS rebels than the leaders of  several nations now waging air warfare against this group that seems so outrageously devoted to beheadings, death-burnings, and crucifixions of professing Christians?

As Peter Bergen explains in ‘Why Does ISIS Keep Making Enemies?’: “The mistake some make when viewing ISIS is to see it as a rational actor. Instead, as it’s magazine [‘Dabiq’] documents, its ideology is that of an apocalyptic cult that believes that we are living in the end times and that ISIS’ actions are hastening the moment when this will happen.

“When American aid worker Peter Kassig was murdered by ISIS in November, ‘Jihadi John’––the masked British murderer who has appeared in so many ISIS videos––said of Kassig: “We bury the first crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the rest of your armies to arrive.  In other words, ISIS wants a Western ground force to invade Syria, as that will confirm the prophecy about Dabiq.”

Bergen quotes ‘ISIS: The State of Terror’ by Jessica Stern an J.M. Berger, a new work hitting book stores next month, to explain that like other “violent apocalyptic groups, [ISIS members] tend to see themselves as participating in a cosmic war between good and evil, in which moral rules do not apply.” Therefore, they feel perfectly justified in killing anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs.

In the same vein, in his article ‘What ISIS Really Wants,’ Graeme Wood writes in ‘The Atlantic’: “The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse.”

Wood explains U.S. politicians, and its military, know little about prophetic theology of ISIS, including its disconnection from al Qaeda in Arabia, Osama Bin Ladin, the Muslim Brotherhood, and other rebel groups: “The Islamic State, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), follows a distinctive variety of Islam whose beliefs about the path to the Day of Judgment matter to its strategy, and can help the West know its enemy and predict its behavior.”

That prophetic theology is steeped in definitions of the Africa-Asia division of the Roman Empire, notIsis-Killings the European one.  That theology controls decisions on their geographical war moves. And ISIS zeal is fed by the spirit of the coming anti-Christ, whom they serve and who will lead them into slaughtering billions more.

As the world slides in ignorance into World War III, IV V, etc. an additional problem is that European and American leaders, some of whom claim to represent Christian nations, do not seem to know Bible prophecies about these same pre-war days, the Empire, geography, war plans, etc. and how these battles can be won.

What’s worse, most believers in those nations––apparently including their pastors, who, if they know prophetic truth, seldom teach it––don’t seem to know what the Bible says about these end times. If they do know, then they are in denial that the last “end time” is here now in 2015!  Surely axis and allies history world war has no account of any nation as unprepared for world war as this one.

 

 

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