Breitbart: “In the latest issue of its English-language magazine Dabiq, the Islamic State calls on Christians to abandon Christianity, arguing that Jesus himself was “a slave of Allah” who will “wage jihad” upon returning to earth.
The fifteenth issue of the magazine, titled “Break the Cross,” is dedicated to convincing Christians that Jesus was a prophet of Allah, was never crucified, and that most of the New Testament is a perversion of Jesus’s story orchestrated by St. Paul, a “criminal” “treacherous Jew” who gave up massacring Christians in order to subvert the religion from the inside.
Its articles strive to depict Christianity as a pagan religion based on a false Jesus, arguing that the only true Jesus is the prophet of Islam.”
Opinion: It is Islamic eschatology that calls for Isa, son of Mary, to break the cross when he comes as the deputy of the 12th Imam, or the Mahdi.
And it is eschatology, study of the last things, that Muslims understand and study – and Christians and Jews mostly ignore.
It’s too depressing, or, I just don’t want to hear that stuff, or, only the fringe kooks believe that.
Jesus tells the story of the rich man and a beggar named Lazarus (Luke 16:19-31). The nameless rich man is in Hades a place of torment, while Lazarus is in Paradise (Abraham’s bosom). There is a great divide separating the two places that no one can cross. The rich man begs Abraham to let Lazarus warn his five brothers of the torment so that they will not wind up in this place.
Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.”