11. Judgment not Reconciliation
Zionists –Jewish and Christian- believe that the gathering of the remnant of Israel in the land of Palestine, is the fulfillment of God's promise of reconciliation between Him and His chosen people. For this reason, he gave them victory over the Arabs, and blesses whomever blesses them, and curses whomever curses them.
The fact is, that the Bible does summon the Jews to reconciliation with the Lord, but by doing what? It is a summons to repentance and to abandon their rejection of Allah and His messengers, to give up worshipping of other besides Allah, to observe Allah's commandments, to care for the poor and orphans, and to be kind to all people.
This is what we clearly find in most of the books of the Bible, and along with it comes a severe warning to them if they disobey and break the covenant. There is no fundamental connection with this and the prophecies and events of the latter days. Rather, it is a universal summons to repentance and faith, to individuals and groups in all places and times. As for the gathering of the wicked remnant after their expulsion, and their return to the Holy Land so that Allah's wrath may descend upon them, the prophecies concerning it are clear and particular. Because of the innumerable texts, and their explicitness, it is best to simply quote examples without attempting to be all-inclusive. We will begin with those that the Zionists themselves use to support their beliefs:
“Thus, says the Lord God: 'Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone, and will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land; and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be a king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again.'” (37:21,22)
This may be the strongest and clearest evidence for Zionism. Alright, then let's finish what Ezekial has to say, and read the remainder of the paragraph;
“They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God. David My servant shall be king over them, and they shall all have one shepherd; they shall also walk in My judgments and observe My statutes, and do them.” (37:23,24)
Doubtlessly the mention of 'David' here negates any possibility that it means the modern Zionist state, even Ezekial himself lived after David. Because of this we have every right to say that the text has been tampered with, but the Zionists interpret it as being symbolic of the State of Israel. Let us agree for the sake of argument, and then ask: “Is this a conditional or an unconditional promise? Do they not till our own day reject the prophethood of Jesus and Muhammad –may Allah's blessing and peace be upon them- as well as the one Faith which they both taught (Islam)? If we grant that the text refers to the laws of the Torah, then where are the Israelis in relation to its observance?
The State of Israel is one of the worst areas in the world for indecency, irreligion and crime. It competes with America in gambling, homosexuality, usury, and the commission of all the mortal sins. Its founders were atheistic socialists, and leaders of criminal terrorist gangs. All of the ten commandments of Moses are openly flouted. The only part of the Bible they hold to is that they are the God's chosen people and the seed of Abraham.
Therefore, let us do a little research into the true status of this state which is established by the remnant of the children of Israel, as is described as clear as day in prophetic books, and let us begin with summary which the publishers of the Bible provide to explain the word 'remnant' when it occurs in Isaiah:
“Israel will be punished because of its treachery, but because God lives His people, there will be a small remnant spared from the sword the annihilators.”
He then refers to many passages and continues:
“This remnant will continue in Jerusalem and be purified, and become a trustworthy and powerful nation! After the catastrophe of 587 B.C. (meaning the captivity) a new idea appeared, which is that the remnant would exist among the exiles, and would repent in the Diaspora (he then mentions his sources). Then God will gather them to bring to life the Messianic Kingdom (he mentions more sources). Then, after their return from exile, the remnant will once again become untrustworthy, and will be cleansed by the extermination of a portion of them…”
This is the general idea by which the fundamentalists claim that the Messianic Kingdom is represented by the establishment of the State of Israel to which the Messiah will come. As for its becoming untrustworthy, and its being cleansed by the extermination of a portion from among them, they pass over it as if it were not there!
As for the powerful nation, they themselves mention only three pages later that Allah will produce a powerful nation to carry out His vengeance against the children of Israel. Thus, it is that nation which will exterminate that portion upon which is the divine wrath and destruction. Therefore, the means of divine vengeance is the powerful, purified, and trustworthy nation.
We will lead them to the true reading of the prophecies concerning this remnant, and enter the texts into the discussion:
This remnant has no covenant with Allah, since Allah has no permanent covenant with anybody, unless they are steadfast in piety and obedience:
“And when the Lord of Abraham tried him with certain commands and he fulfilled them. He said, 'Verily, I shall make you a leader for mankind' He asked, 'And also my descendents?' He answered: 'My covenant includes not the evildoers.'”
The history of the children of Israel is a continual cycle of belief and unbelief. It is distinguished from the history of other nations only by grossness of their unbelief which is made even worse by the large number of prophets sent to them, Allah's continual patience with them, and His blessings upon them so that they might repent.
The period of the judges –who were the chiefs of the tribes- is only a stark example of this. This stage lasted from after Joshua, the servant of Moses, until the time of David. Again and again they violate their covenant and worship Baal, Ashoreth, Tamuz, and other abominations, even sacrificing their own children to them. Therefore, Allah warns them, and sends prophets to them. Some of them repent –as Allah wills- and then right away return to their idolatry and abominations. So Allah sends one of the neighboring nations to conquer them, and give them a taste of a most-evil chastisement. Thus, it is again and again!
This is the situation as described by II Kings:
“Yet the Lord testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, 'Turn away from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.' Nevertheless, they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in the Lord their God. And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom the Lord had charged them that they should not do like them.
“So they left all the commandments of the Lord their God, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and daughters to pass through the fire, practiced witchcraft and soothsaying… And the Lord rejected all the descendants of Israel, afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of plunderers, until He had cast them from His sight.” (17:13-17,20)
The surviving remnant is only allowed to remain as a trial and test, if it is true to its covenant then Allah keeps His covenant with them, but if it breaks the covenant, then Allah punishes them. Its survival is not because it is trustworthy and pure forever. Rather, this remnant survives to be a lesson for all nations, and a respite granted by Allah so that they might repent. Ezekial says after Allah commands him to prophecy against them of terrible destruction and death, and the cleansing of the land from their abominations:
“Yet I will leave a remnant, so that you may have some who escape the sword among the nations, when you are scattered through the countries. Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations where they are carried captive, because I was crushed by their adulterous heart which has departed from Me, and by their eyes which play harlot after their idols; they will loathe themselves for the evils which they committed in all their abominations. “ (6:8,9)
Jeremiah is even more frank than this; after predicting the destruction and punishment that they will endure, so that even their dead bodies are thrown out in the open so that the birds of the sky and the beasts of the earth may devour them, and so that even the bones of their kings and leaders will be dug up and spread out like garbage on the face of the earth, he then says:
“ 'Then death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of those who remain of this evil family, who remain in all the places where I have driven them,' says the Lord of Hosts.” (8:3)
As for those for those who will repent and turned back to Allah, they will be few. They are the ones who will embrace Islam and become the holy remnant, which will be discussed at the end of this chapter. That will be after Zionism loses the power on which it depends on for support, and will collapse, losing all its prestige and claims. Isaiah says, after mentioning the terrible fire that Allah will cause to overcome them:
“And it shall come to pass in that day that the remnant of Israel, and such as have escaped of the house of Jacob, will never again depend on him who defeated them, but will depend on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant will return, the remnant of Jacob, to the Mighty God. For though your people, O Israel, be as the sand of the sea, a remnant of them will return.” (10:20-22)
This explains without the least doubt, that the Jews are not Allah's sons and beloveds, but are merely humans whom He created. This is explicitly stated in Amos:
“ 'Are you not like the people of Ethiopia to Me, O children of Israel?' says the Lord. 'Did I not bring up Israel from the land of Egypt, the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir? Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are on the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy it from the face of the earth; yet I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob,' says the Lord. 'For surely I will command, and will sift the house of Israel among all nations, as a grain is sifted in a sieve; yet not the smallest grain shall fall to the ground. All the sinners of My people shall die by the sword, who say, “The calamity shall not overtake nor confront us.”'” (9:7-10)
We have learned that the sinful kingdom is the abomination of desolation. It will be destroyed except for those who embrace Islam, or flee. As for the remnant of the Jews throughout the world, they will be shaken and sifted.
This remnant has no right to the inheritance of Abraham. Ezekial says:
“Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 'Son of man, they who inhabit those ruins in the land of Israel are saying, “Abraham was only one, and he inherited the land. But we are many; the land has been given to us as a possession.” Therefore, say to them, “Thus says the Lord God: 'You eat meat with blood, you lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood. Should you then possess the land? You rely on your sword, you commit abominations, and you defile one another's wives. Should you then possess the land?'”'”
This is a message to the people of the abomination of desolation. Otherwise, this prophecy came at the time of the exile when the Jews had neither strength nor power, when it was their blood that was being shed. As for the modern-day abominations, every thing said here conforms to them.
For this reason, he says immediately after:
“Say thus to them, 'Thus says the Lord God: “As I live, surely those who are in the ruins shall fall by the sword, and the one who is in the open field will give to the beasts to be devoured, and those who are in the strongholds and caves shall die of pestilence. For I will make the land most desolate, her arrogant strength shall cease, and the mountains of Israel shall be so desolate that no one will pass through. Then they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have made the land most desolate because of their abominations which they have committed.”'” (33:23-29)
He even rejects their descent from Abraham, which is the crux of their claim to his inheritance:
“Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say, 'Thus, says the Lord God to Jerusalem: “Your birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite.”'” (16:2,3)
After continuing in great detail about its uncleanness, adultery, and immorality, he then says:
“Indeed everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: 'Like mother, like daughter!' You are your mother's daughter, loathing husband and children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children; your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite. Your elder sister is Samaria, who dwells with her daughters to the north of you; and your younger sister, who dwells to the south of you, is Sodom and her daughters. You did not walk in their ways nor act according to their abominations; but, as if that were too little, you became more corrupt than they in all your ways. As I live,” says the Lord God, “neither your sister Sodom nor her daughters have done as you and your daughters have done.” (16:44-48)
Regardless of whether this is non-literal in the manner of Allah's saying to Noah about his son, “He is not of your family,” 31 or like Christ's saying to them, “You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do,” 32 or whether it is literally true, their connection to Abraham has been severed.
What is beyond dispute, is that the Jews today are a strange mixture of the discards of many other peoples, except that most of them are of Kazar origin. Perhaps his calling them 'Hittites' was a reference to that, since the Hittites are a people of unknown origin who lived to the north of the Holy Land –in what is today, Turkey. It would not be farfetched if their original home was that of the Kazars, or that it is a reference to the direction from which most of the Jews would come from, especially, at the time of the establishment of the abomination of desolation, the State of Israel.
All of the trickery of the Zionists has failed to establish the Semitic origin of the Jews, and no authoritative researchers in the field of human ethnicity have been able to confirm it. How could they when the Jews include the Ethiopian Falashas, West Africans, Spaniards, Persians, Yemenis, and Eastern Europeans!
Because of this, Hosea 33 severs all connections between them and Allah and His messengers, when he symbolizes them as an adulterous woman who gives birth to a son, whom the Lord commands her to name Jezreel, the valley in which the battle of Armageddon will take place. Then she gives birth to a daughter and He commands her to name her Lo-Ruhamah (no mercy). Then she gives birth to another son, whom the Lord commands to be named Lo-Ammi (not my people). It is this last name which the Catholics and others use as a curse for the Jews. Therefore, their descent is false, their mother will receive no mercy, and their descendents are not Allah's people.
Allah will return them to the Holy Land for judgment and punishment, not for reconciliation and reward:
“As I live,” says the Lord God, “surely with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out, I will rule over you. I will bring you out from the peoples and gather you out of the countries where you are scattered, with a mighty hand, with an outstretched arm, and with fury poured out. And I will bring you into a wilderness of the peoples, and there I will plead My case with you face to face. Just as I pleaded My case with your fathers in the wilderness of the land of Egypt, so I will plead My case with you.” (20:33-36)
This is a reference to their punishment of wandering in the wilderness for forty-years, and the series of torments they received there. This is clarified by Zephaniah:
“Gather yourselves together, yes, gather yourselves together, O undesirable (or shameless) nation, before the decree is issued, or the day passes like chaff, before the Lord's fierce anger comes upon you, before the day of the Lord's fierce anger comes upon you!”
He then speaks to the oppressed people of Palestine:
“Seek the Lord, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the Lord's anger.” (2:1-3)
Thus, they gather together only so that the Lord's anger can be poured out on them. At that time they will be cast out and driven away from the Holy Land like chaff in the wind, which carries it in every direction, and the pious and oppressed who adhered to Allah's covenant will be saved.
But the fact that they will be driven out does not mean that they can escape. Some of them will seek refuge in their former countries or in other places, but most of them will end up as Ezekial says:
“Therefore thus says the Lord God: 'Because you have all become dross to Me; therefore behold, I will gather you into the midst of Jerusalem. As men gather silver, bronze, iron, lead, and tin in the midst of a furnace, to blow fire on it, to melt it; so I will gather you in My anger and in My fury, and I will leave you there and melt you. Yes, I will gather you and blow on you with the fire of My wrath, and you shall be melted in its midst. As silver is melted in the midst of a furnace, so shall you be melted in its midst; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have poured out My fury on you.'” (22:19-22)
This is what will happen on the Day of Wrath, which we will shortly discuss.
At this point there is a question: What will happen to the remnant of the children of Israel who will remain in the land after the Day of Wrath? What will be the fate of the Zionists after that day?
The prophecies describe the fate of the people of Israel when the Day of Wrath arrives, in the following manner:
Isaiah says that most of them will be exterminated and punished, except for a small number of them:
“Behold, the Lord makes the earth empty and makes it a waste, distorts its surface and scatters abroad its inhabitants. And it shall be: as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master…the earth is defiled under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell in it are desolate. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.” (24:1,5,6)
Zechariah is more specific, he divides them into thirds:
“ 'And it shall come to pass in all the land,' says the Lord, 'that two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, but one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through the fire, will refine them as silver is refined, and test them as gold is tested.'” (13:8,9)
According to Ezekial:
“You shall burn with fire one-third…then you shall take one-third and strike around it with the sword, and one third you shall scatter to the wind.”
He then says:
“You shall also take a small number of them and bind them in the edge of your garment. Then take some of them again [the third which was scattered] and throw them into the midst of fire, and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel.” (5:2-4)
Zephaniah says concerning the surviving remnant in Jerusalem:
“I will leave in your midst a meek and humble people, and they shall trust in the name of the Lord. The remnant of Israel shall do no unrighteousness and speak no lies, nor shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth; for they shall feed their flocks and lie down, and no one shall make them afraid.” (3:12,13)
This faithful remnant is also described by Isaiah:
“Until the cities are laid waste and without inhabitant, the houses are without a man, the land is utterly desolate…but yet a tenth will be in it, and will return for the consuming, as a terebinth tree or as an oak, whose stump remains when it is cut down. So the holy seed shall be as a stump.” (6:11-13)
There is no dispute between us and the fundamentalists that the Jews of Israel today are unbelievers, none of them are pious or holy. However, the fundamentalists say that in accordance with these prophecies, the Jews will believe in Christ at the time of his Second Coming, so that the remnant will become holy.
But we say that when the Muslims take back Jerusalem and destroy the abomination, these prophecies will be fulfilled. Some of the Jews will be killed, some of them will flee and be scattered throughout the world, and some of them will remain and enter into our covenant of security 34 and be protected. No one will make them afraid. Some of them will submit themselves to Allah and be guided to Islam, and they will be the holy remnant.
Those Jews who flee and those who never came to Palestine in the first place will be another remnant, which will follow the Anti-Christ in the end times. At the time of Christ's Second Coming there will not be three thirds, but two halves: one half who will be killed along with the army of the Anti-Christ, and on half who will become Muslims with Jesus –peace be upon him- since according to the authentic Islamic prophecy, he will set aside the jizya and allow them to choose either Islam or the sword.