Alexis Tsipras is NOT the Antichrist!
By Craig C. White
Whoa! There seems to be a movement afoot that declares that Alexis Tsipras the new Prime Minister of Greece is a candidate for being the Antichrist. This observation is made without quoting one scripture reference. There is a popular idea that the Antichrist will win hearts and minds worldwide with his sparkling personality. It seems that people are jumping to conclusions about him because Prime Minister Tsipras is young and some say charismatic. The bible does not identify the Antichrist as either young or charismatic.
Alexis Tsipras is the new Prime Minister of Greece and the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left called SYRIZA. Tsipras was first elected to the Greek Parliament in 2009. Greece has been driven into economic collapse by corrupt socialist government. Tsipras believes that Greece must now embrace absolute socialism. His initial efforts to seek debt forgiveness from the European Union have been rejected.
No I don’t think that Alexis Tsipras is the Antichrist. But I am certain that he is an antichrist. He is an atheist. He thinks that Russia should conquer Ukraine. I think that he will promote the formation of a new European, Russian, and Middle Eastern (or Islamic) Union. Daniel chapter 7 tells us about this. Please read my commentary titled “The Leopard is Upon Us!” in my book “The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist”.
So at first folks claimed that Alexis Tsipras may be the Antichrist. Now people are saying that Alexis Tsipras must have some small part of Jewish lineage. They say that the Antichrist must be Jewish in order to be received as a Jewish Messiah. Not only do I not agree that the Antichrist must be Jewish but I can’t find any information that says that Alexis Tsipras is Jewish at all. Everything that I read about Alexis Tsipras says that he is Greek. If folks argued that Alexis Tsipras was the Antichrist because he was a gentile they would make a better case.
The Antichrist will be the ruler over the next world empire. Like most rulers of world empires throughout history he will be a tyrant. The Antichrist will not be warmly received as a Christian or a Jewish messiah. The title Antichrist doesn’t mean that he will be a false Messiah rather the title Antichrist means “against” Christ. The Antichrist will show himself that he is god. He will also speak against the God of Israel. The Antichrist will perhaps be warmly received as a Muslim Mahdi.
2Thessalonians 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.
One world leader today has already proclaimed that he is god. That world leader is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The Antichrist is like the ancient Assyrian kings. He will invade Syria and then he will invade northern Israel. Latter he will return to invade southern Israel (Isaiah 10). Turkish President Erdogan has vowed to overthrow the Assad government in Damascus, Syria.
The Antichrist is like Antiochus Epiphanes. He will invade Egypt and then Jerusalem during the Tribulation (Dan 11). Turkish President Erdogan wants to reinstall Muslim Brotherhood leadership in Egypt.
The Antichrist is the chief prince or Prime Minister or Turkey (Ezekiel 39). Erdogan was the Prime Minister of Turkey from 2002-2014.
The Antichrist will confirm a seven year treaty with many parties concerning Israel (Dan 9:27). The Turkey-Israeli reconciliation agreement remains unsigned.
There is one person on the world scene today that is very likely to fulfill all of these end times prophecies. He is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.