In the first article of this series entitled, “The Battle of Isa and Dajjal,” we discussed the deceiving prophet Dajjal who is also referred to in the Hadith as the antichrist.(1) That he will appear on earth and claim to be God! Many people will follow him and accept his false testimony. But in the end, he will be slain by Isa. According to the Sunni Hadith,(2) “The spear of Isa shall plunge into Dajjal’s chest, ending his dreaded reign… all those who embraced the evil of Dajjal shall perish even as the Breath of Isa touches them.”
This is what the Bible teaches about the wrath of Isa: “Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. He will rule them with an iron scepter. He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS” (Revelation 19:15, 16). What a glorious victory this will be!
There will be no escape for anyone who accepted the lies of the antichrist and followed him. The Hadith says, “The followers of Dajjal will be rooted out, for even the trees and rocks will speak out against them.” They will all be hunted-down and killed. The Injil tells us that, “The rest of them were killed with the sword that came out of the mouth of the rider on the horse (Isa)…” (Revelation 19:21).
For those who believe in the testimony of Isa and have believed in his sacrifice upon the cross, this will be a joyous and wonderful day! The Hadith says that after the followers of the antichrist (Dajjal) have been destroyed, Isa will “Break the cross and kill the pig.”
This statement should not be misunderstood. It is explained in the Injil. “Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him” (Hebrews 9:27, 28). Isa died once upon the cross to take away the sins of those who believe in Him. When he returns the second time, it will not be to die again, but to bring salvation and victory to those who believed. The power of death will have been destroyed. The cross will no longer be relevant. The instrument which brought death will be broken forever. It will be a new age of life and glory.
So, who will be saved from the wrath of God? Who on the earth will Isa spare? Only those who have the testimony of Isa will be saved. And all those who had been killed for their testimony of Isa will be raised to life and reign with Him for a thousand years! It is written in the Injil, “…And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God…They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4). And what is the testimony of Isa? It is this: “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9).
And as far as the second part of the statement concerning the “killing of the pig”, the pig represents everything that is unclean before God. Then what is clean before God? Whatever is washed in the blood of Isa is clean before God. And Isa testified to this himself when he said, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:28).
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(1) Dajjal of the Hadith is not the antichrist of the Bible. The Bible does not support some of what the Hadith states concerning Dajjal.
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