Erdogan is the Antichrist!

Six years no interest

By Craig C. White

I’ve been telling people that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist for over six years now. It seems to me that that is an important piece of information but nobody seems to care. Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will conquer Syria, destroy Damascus, and then lead an invasion into the Golan Heights of Israel. That is just for starters. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. After seven years of tribulation on earth he will be destroyed by Jesus Christ at his second coming. Ho Hum, we don’t care. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Before the Tribulation begins, every Christian who ever lived will be raised up out of their graves and then taken away into heaven. If you believe in Jesus Christ then that includes you too! That means that the Resurrection and Rapture of the Church is very very close! I thought that you might like to know. Perhaps you would like to tell your friends and your pastor.

Erdogan is the Antichrist!

Antichrist overview

By Craig C. White

Lately Turkish President Erdogan has been claiming to be god! According to the Bible that is something that the Antichrist will do.

2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Turkish President Erdogan has also announced his plans to form of a new Islamic Union led by Turkey. Erdogan has made his desire to reestablish the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire very clear. Erdogan has also vowed that he will remove Syrian President Bashar Assad from power in Damascus. Erdogan has also vowed to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood Presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi back into power in Egypt. These are all things that the Bible tells us that the Antichrist will do.

The Antichrist will do many other things. So will Erdogan. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. Here is why, and here is why the Antichrist will destroy Damascus and then invade Israel!

First the Antichrist is called the Assyrian (Isaiah 10 and elsewhere) because he will do the same things that the Assyrian kings did! The Assyrian Kings led two separate invasions into Israel. First they invaded Syria plus northern Israel in 734 BC. Second they invaded southern Israel in 701 BC.

You would probably say that Isaiah 17 is about the future destruction of Damascus, and you would be right. But Isaiah 17 is foremost about the conquest of the country of Syria in 734 BC by you know who: The Assyrian King Tiglath-pileser! This is a model for the future destruction of Damascus.

For verse by verse commentary through Isaiah chapter 17 please read my commentary Isaiah 17 predicts the destruction of Damascus.

The verses below describe the second Assyrian invasion of Israel. They also describe the future invasion of Israel by the Antichrist. Guess what? He (they) is bragging about his previous conquest of Syria!

Isaiah 10:7 Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few. 8 For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? 9 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria as Damascus? 10 As my hand hath found the kingdoms of the idols, and whose graven images did excel them of Jerusalem and of Samaria; 11 Shall I not, as I have done unto Samaria and her idols, so do to Jerusalem and her idols?

Assyrian King Sennacherib is speaking here. So is the future invader of Israel. He is recalling previous victories over Syria and northern Israel.

For more please read my commentary The Assyrian is the Antichrist!

Second Magog is the Antichrist and Erdogan is Magog! Ezekiel 38:2-3 calls Magog the “chief prince” amongst his brothers. The Hebrew words mean “primary governor”. Magog’s brothers settled Turkey and were set over provinces. Most Bible prophecy teachers place them there. Magog was also set over a province in Turkey. He was the most prominent prince amongst his brothers. So the end time Magog is the “primary governor” of Turkey. I feel comfortable in calling him the Prime Minister of Turkey don’t you!?

Eze 38:1-3 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:

To learn more about the identity of Magog please read my commentary The Princes of Turkey

According to Ezekiel 38 & 39 Magog leads two end time invasions into Israel. Ezekiel 38 describes a Turkish led battle joined by Iran, Libya, and Sudan. Ezekiel 39 obviously describes the battle of Armageddon. So if Magog leads the battle described in Ezekiel 39, and the Antichrist leads the battle of Armageddon then Magog is the Antichrist. Let’s not forget that these two invasions are modeled after the Assyrian invasions. The first started with an invasion into Syria followed by an invasion into northern Israel. The second Assyrian invasion was into southern Israel. What’s the point of knowing that the Antichrist is called the Assyrian if we are just going to forget? The Antichrist will invade Syria plus northern Israel then come back latter to invade southern Israel. These are the battles of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel 38 and 39.

For more about the people and places involved in the battle of Gog and Magog please read my commentary Magog Made Easier!

The Antichrist is also called a “prince” and “a little horn”. Magog is called the “chief prince”. If a big horn is a King, then a little horn is a prince! A Prime Minister is a “chief prince”! Now Turkish President Erdogan was Prime Minister of Turkey from 2002 to December 2014!

For more please read my commentary The Antichrist is a Prince

Third Libya, Iran, and Sudan are all fighting in Syria today! This is a list of the nations that the primary governor of Turkey will lead in an invasion into Israel according to Ezekiel 38:5!

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

So Erdogan will invade Syria, destroy Damascus, and then lead these armies in an Invasion into northern Israel. The invasion ito northern Israel will not go well. Some sort of 7 year peace plan will be put into place with Israel. Erdogan will break this treaty in the midst of its term. Then welcome to the Tribulation. Somewhere along this timeline Jesus Christ will come back for his Church. I am going with him.

For more please read my commentary Who is fighting in Syria?

Fourth Turkish President Erdogan is honoring the military might of the Turkish led Ottoman Empire in his new palace (see Daniel 11:37-38 below). The Erdogan palace is the largest palace in the world. Erdogan has dedicated his palace to the resurgence of Turkey as a world power as he proudly displays soldiers dressed in Ottoman era armor. By the way President Erdogan has publicly announced his intention to reestablish a Turkish led Islamic Empire!

Daniel 11:37-38 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

Please read Erdogan is honoring the God of forces in the Erdogan Palace

The Prophet Daniel says that the Antichrist will lead Libya and Sudan into Egypt. The Antichrist will invade Egypt by many ships (Dan 11:40). Turkey is located three hundred miles across the Mediterranean Sea from Egypt. Turkey has already began building massive naval personnel carriers. Erdogan has vowed to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood Presidential candidate Mohamed Morsi back into power in Egypt! Erdogan says that he wants to be ready to invade Egypt by 2019. This event happens during the Tribulation period!

Dan 11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

Please read Egypt’s Evil President Morsi will be reinstated!

Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will be the ruler of the next World Empire. Jesus Christ will destroy it at his second coming. Before that Jesus Christ is coming to take his Church away to heaven. That means that Jesus is coming back very very soon!

Rev 22:20-21 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. 21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

It’s High Time to Awake. The Antichrist is identifiable now! The Tribulation is fast approaching. Jesus is coming for his Church very soon. It’s time to dig in and read my many Bible commentaries about the Antichrist and the end times. God bless you, Craig C. White

Erdogan is the Antichrist

Also read the Antichrist checklist

Read all about the Turkish led Invasion into Israel in Turkey invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

This is the major pre-Tribulation event!

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7 thoughts on “Erdogan is the Antichrist!

  1. Craig,

    There was a very telling article in “Today’s Zaman” in regards to Erdogan’s desire for a caliphate. The article was written by a pro-government journalist, but very informative about how Erdogan has 1005 rooms in his palace to be used for representatives forming a universal Muslim Caliphate with Erdogan being the prophecied Mahdi (redeemer of Islam).
    Bible prophecy buffs here in America may be hard of hearing in regards to your declaration of Erdogan as the antichrist, but the Muslim prophets are right in step with the Mahdi redeemer, and they all seem to be warming up to Erdogan.
    What are your thoughts about Davutoglu as a possible candidate for false prophet?
    Interestingly, there has also been some recent conversation about the Turkish government softening their stance against Gulen. I still agree with you that Gulen could be the one, because he is already a false preacher of peace.


  2. Craig,

    Just an FYI, I have heard a few Bible teachers on various sites pointing to Turkey and Erdogan. However, they are not well published Christian authors who have a lot at stake by changing their long held traditional interpretations. I still believe that when major events start happening, people will be looking to the Bible and solid exegesis for answers. Part of the burden a prophet has to bare, are people not listening to God’s massage and running towards their judgement. Noah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Amos, Hosea, Ezekiel, Daniel, and even Jesus bore the same burden. Leaving the biblical prophecies aside for a moment, people in the West are staring at another rise of another one of satan’s world empires that will dwarf the Hitler, Stalin, Roman or the Ottoman empire. As you have said, it will be likened to the Assyrian empire. Satan (Allah) will enter, possess the antichrist, and lead his apostate religious leaders into battle against Christ and God’s people. I know it is not popular to equate Allah to satan, but that is partly why Christians in the West are slow to say that a Muslim antichrist lead caliphate is becoming a reality. In America, many Christians are falling for the lie of Chrislam claiming that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. In actuality radical muslims such as, Erdogan, (yes he is a radical regardless of his moderate secularist appearance) follow the teachings of Muhammad more closely than so called moderates. Whenever they have the majority in a country, the more radical they become. The more political power Erdogan gains, the bolder he gets.Likewise, as you have pointed out in your commentaries, as they come to power these nations fulfill biblical prophecies closer than any of the traditional interpretations brought forth in the last 40 years. Another sign yet to come, is that as the antichrist rises to his pinnacle of power he will be worshipped and his name will be on the lips of the false prophet and caliphate more than Muhammad. Hang on brother, because something is about to happen that will distress the nations.

    Let him who has ears………..


  3. Craig,
    Since Erdogan has now entered Syria and will seemingly progress southward towards Damascus unhindered by the US (even though Trump just called Erdogan from his plane on the phone as he flew towards Davos, Switzerland and told him to get his troops and equipment out of Syria), do you believe that the peace covenant with the many will be confirmed by Erdogan AFTER the Ezekiel 38 war is over rather than before? It seems to me that since the peace agreement will involve Israel and other Arabic nations (and maybe even the US and European nations) and Erdogan is unhappy with Trump declaring Jerusalem to be Israel’s capital and the Palestinians are no longer at the peace table and Erdogan has already begun his invasion that the Ezekiel 38 war will have to come prior to the peace covenant. At this time, it doesn’t look like Erdogan (Turkey) is involved with any discussion in Brussels as he is not in the EU, and Abbas seems to only want the EU to be the peace broker and not the US. But Netanyahu of Israel will not make a peace deal at all unless the US is the broker. So it seems like a stalemate unless something changes drastically before the peace agreement can go forward, even after the Ezekiel 38 war. I had always thought that the Tribulation starts with the confirmation of Daniel 9:27’s peace agreement with the many and not with a war first. Thanks for any help you can give on this, Craig.


    1. Easy as 1 2 Tribulation!

      Damascus, Golan Heights, Peace treaty

      By Craig C. White

      Three events stand between us and the beginning of the Tribulation period.

      1) First Turkey will invade Syria near Hamah and Tell-Rifaat (or Arpad as described in Jeremiah 49:23-17). Then the Turkish army will march southward to destroy Damascus.

      2) Second Turkey will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel. This invasion will not go well. God will fight against them with a tremendous earthquake, torrential rain, disease, and infighting. This Turkish led invasion into Israel is known as the battle of Gog and Magog in Ezekiel chapter 38. Gog is Turkey Magog is its ruler.

      3) Third an international peace treaty will be made concerning Turkey and Israel. It will have a seven year term and include provision for building a new Jewish temple in Jerusalem (Dan 9:27). This treaty officially begins the Tribulation period. The Tribulation period is a time of great wars and terrible natural disasters. It is also a time of suffering for Israel.

      Sometime before the seven year long Tribulation period begins Jesus Christ will return to rescue his Church from the coming chaos.

      Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will destroy Damascus and then invade the Golan Heights. Afterwards I think that a peace deal will be made beginning the seven year Tribulation period.


  4. I think people haven’t been listening for 6 years because 1) antichrist comes after we are gone to heaven 2) we won’t know who he is.3)we don’t think Erdogan is antichrist because antichrist will not be married, nor will he have a particular religion he follows, and antichrist is not in Ezekiel 38.that is time for God to work on Israel after the church is gone.


    1. Hi Lisa. Turkey has now entered northwestern Syria like Jeremiah 49:23-27 predicts. Every nation that is listed in Ezekiel 38:5 is now fighting in Syria. According to Ezekiel chapter 38 Turkey will lead these nations into Israel. I have been telling people about these events for the past seven years and now they are happening.

      By the way, the things that you have listed are opinion and are not explicitly conveyed in the Bible.


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