THE ENTIRE WORLD WILL UNITE AROUND
The Qur'an and the hadiths reveal the nature of the necessary preparations, as do the great opinions of such scholars as Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. The most important phase is the ideological battle with the world's anti-religious movements. As Bediuzzaman says, all believers must unite in the ideological battle against atheist movements that guide people away from religious morality, such as Darwinism and materialism, and fully eradicate them. For this reason, they must use all of their resources to prepare before Jesus' war on irreligion begins. As Bediuzzaman says, Jesus will move with "the sword of heavenly revelation" at hand, meaning that he will be guided by God's revelations. Therefore, every choice he makes will be right, and he will do away with all irreligious systems.
To begin to form this Christian-Muslim unity is a very good way to prepare for Jesus' arrival. However, first Christians must resolve their internal differences, unite behind Jesus' word, and become a rank as solid as a "well-built wall" (Qur'an, 61:4). And, Muslims must remove their own internal sources of disparity and work to create unity and solidarity. All Muslims must move closer to God, cooperate to serve His religion even better, and achieve Islamic unity. Following the creation of these two unions, the pact between Muslims and Christians will form a massive power and represent a barrier to all evil movements that deny God. These preparations will form the basis for the alliance that will exist when Jesus returns.
However, at the present time, no Christians or Muslims are making any serious preparations; rather, they seem to be very indifferent to this valued guest's arrival. Such people will be ashamed when Jesus comes, for then they will realize that it is too late to make amends.
Another danger for Christans is that of coming under the influence of those who are disturbed by the prospect of Jesus' arrival. People who do not prepare for this event, due to their pride, weak faith, ignorance, and lack of comprehension, might seek to influence conscientious Christians in a negative manner. Still, however, one wonders why those Christians who love Jesus and believe in the Bible pretend not to see this great truth. The time has come for all Christians to commit themselves to morality and the path of Jesus. All Christians must show their sincerity and their wholehearted dedication to God, as defined in the Bible, and be tolerant, loving, peaceful, devoted, and work to spread God's religion. The Bible's clear statements on Jesus' second coming must move the conscience of Christians, for contrary behavior or not making the necessary preparations could become a source of great shame and embarrassment for them. Jesus has given the good news of his second coming to all Christians, and says clearly in the Bible: "Imyself will come soon" (Philippians 2:24)
Similarly, Muslims must also abide by God's morality, as revealed in the Qur'an and the hadiths, and work for Jesus' arrival with excitement, joy, and exuberance. Otherwise, how can they claim to believe in this coming event?
Jesus' second coming will not be a localized affair affecting just one area; rather, it will be a miraculous and metaphysical event powerful enough to affect the whole world, engender fundamental social and political change on a global scale, and cause people to unite behind Jesus. For this reason, all Christians and Muslims must work together and do their utmost to prepare the nicest welcome ever for him. For those Christians and Muslims who believe in the one and only God, strive to earn His good pleasure, have submitted to Him wholeheartedly, are devoted to Him and praise him, and defend the same core values, it is most proper that they move in unison. The need for mutual tolerance, sympathy, understanding, and peace is obvious. It is time to end the centuries-old disputes, prejudices, and misunderstandings, because there is no time to be lost.
In this book, we have shared the good news of Jesus' second coming with everyone from the perspective of the Qur'an and the hadiths. We have seen Bediuzzaman's insightful views and read the Bible's clear statements. We also have called on everyone to make the necessary preparations. In short, we want to make it impossible for people to say that they would have prepared for this event if they had known that it was coming. We have stressed that the signs are clearly there for all to see, and that there can no longer be any doubt that Jesus' second coming is imminent. Our Lord says:
God has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land, as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased, and give them, in place of their fear, security. "They worship Me, not associating anything with Me." Any who do not believe after that, such people are deviators. (Qur'an, 24:55)