Abraham’s Dual Lineage; Legacy to a Fallen World
Abraham doubted and stumbled, as we all do. Because of that, he left behind a legacy culminating in a collision course between Ishmael’s descendants and God’s chosen people (Deuteronomy 7:6), the Jewish nation and His Elect, Christ’s Holy Church. This enmity that began in antiquity has now manifestly escalated into the earth-shattering conflicts we see splashed all over our TV, on the Internet, and in the print news media daily. We see the hostility and imperialistic belligerence of Islam toward the rest of the world due to Abraham’s impiety, expressly directed at the Jew and the Christian. For a thousand years, beginning with the Nakhla raid in the mid-seventh century until the Ottoman Empire was soundly defeated at the Battle of Vienna in 1643, Islam’s goal was to conquer the world for Allah. It is clear in our day that Islam has once again rekindled its imperialistic mode.