Erdogan is the Antichrist!

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.

Daniel 11:45 says that the Antichrist will “plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain”. Turkish President Erdogan is building several Mosques in Istanbul including a controversial Mosque in Taksim square. Taksim square has long been a site dedicated to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk founder of the republic of Turkey and proponent of Turkey’s western philosophy. By building a Mosque in Taksim square Erdogan is shunning Turkey’s one hundred years of democracy and is moving Turkey back towards its Ottoman Empire Islamist ways. Erdogan has also built the largest Mosque in Turkey. The Çamlıca Mosque overlooks the Bosphorus connecting the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara. Every Mosque in Istanbul could be described as being between the seas. But the Çamlıca Mosque is built on the highest point in Istanbul. The Çamlıca Mosque was inaugurated on July 1, 2016. The Çamlıca Mosque is dedicated to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire. Obviously Erdogan is identifying himself as the new Turkish Sultan and rightful ruler of all of Islam.

Daniel 11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

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

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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    • Nancy on September 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm
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    I have a couple of questions. First of all, I wondered that since you have narrowed down scripturally very expertly who the anti-Christ will be as the Prime Minister of Turkey, do you have any idea who the False Prophet will be. I had been led to believe that the False Prophet would come on the scene prior to the anti-Christ to make way for the anti-Christ’s appearance.

    My second question is in Rev. 13:3, it mentions one of the beast’s heads had a deadly wound by the sword that was miraculously healed. In v. 11, it speaks of another beast with 2 horns like a lamb that spoke as a dragon who caused all to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed. Is this 2nd beast the False Prophet or the anti-Christ, as v. 12 says he exercises all the power of the first beast?

    1. Hi Nancy: You are very astute. I don’t know who the false prophet will be, but I am certain that some could take an educated guess. I don’t think that the Antichrist is so much a false Messiah as he is against (anti) Christ. He will be more concerned with world domination and the destruction of Israel. I think that the beast with two horns is another world government or religion with two leaders. It may very well include the false prophet.

        • David on August 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm
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        A religion with two leaders? Like the Roman Catholics who have two living Popes?

        1. I would expect a world religion encompassing Christianity and Islam.

        • Anita on January 12, 2016 at 11:07 am
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        I presume the false prophet is Obama, America’s last president who led the whole world into the abyss. But I can be wrong.

        1. Hi Anita. No I don’t think that US President Obama is the false prophet.

          Obama wants to be the head of the UN at the end of the year. Perhaps Erdogan and Israel will make a peace agreement with the UN. Perhaps the UN is “the many” spoken of by Daniel.

          I think that the false prophet will be a Muslim cleric.

      1. I believe the false prophet is the current Pope

        1. Hi Julie. The Pope may be one of the leaders of the false religious government that will accompany the next world empire but I think that the False Prophet will be a Muslim Cleric.

          • Grandma Jnet on April 17, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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          I agree that the false prophet is the pope as he is in the news meeting with muslims and calling for brotherhood.

          1. The Pope probably will be part of the false religious system that will accompany the next world empire but I suspect that Turkish Muslim Cleric Fethullah Gulen will be the False Prophet. In Revelation chapter 9 the second beast has two horns or rulers so the False religious system may be a combination of Christian and Islam.

      • allen on January 13, 2016 at 9:32 am
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      The second beast had horns “like a lamb” so this is the religious authoritative power of the false prophet….probably the pope, just look at how this pope is constantly making comments that islam and christianity serve the same god and how he refers to muslim “brothers and sisters”.
      I believe Craig is dead on with his assessment of Turkey, but not necessarily Erdogan. Remember, his name will uniquely calculate to 666 and I have been exhausting myself with ways to do this with Erdogan and it’s a no-go. Another leader will likely step up to fulfill this role. The bible also tells us his “look will be more stout than his fellows”…….I don’t believe this can describe Erdogan. The Hebrew here shows a PHYSICAL trait, not just his countenance/facial expressions.

      1. Adding up numeric values of letters is a theory. It isn’t a theory when I tell you that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. It is a warning!

        Daniel 7:19-21 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

        Just a reminder; the fourth beast is the final gentile world government. The statement, whose look was more stout than his fellows doesn’t mean that the little horn (the Antihrist) is a bodybuilder or that he is overweight. Daniel is telling us that it was evident to him by the appearance of the little horn that he is master or chief or head over the ten kings.

        • SIML on May 21, 2020 at 7:24 am
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        If you use Recep Erdogan in English Gematria it calculates to 666!!!

      • Joseph on July 24, 2018 at 4:42 pm
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      Hi, just for the sake of argument. What if Erdogan is not, or will not be the anitchris? Many people who study this site, and listen to these people (from this site) could certainly be deceived by the anitchrist, as they were looking for it to be Erdogan. You think the antichrist is Erdogan, and have done your homework and you very well may be right; however if Jesus comes back 200 years from now…….that will not be the case. I understand you want people to be aware; however you are potentially deceiving many, many people. One should not stake the claim like you are as it being a fact, and potentially hindering people from getting to Heaven. Everything you say and claim can be made just as clear, without claiming (for a fact) exactly who the antichrist is (because no one knows for certain who the antichrist will be…….you all simply speculate based from research).

      1. Joseph. This is not speculation. I state that Erdogan is the Antichrist because I am certain.

        1 Corinthians 14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?

    • Nancy on September 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm
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    You indicate quite adamantly above that Erdogan is the antichrist by the title of your article. For sure, the antichrist does come from Turkey.

    Nsnbc International Middle East enews articles indicate that next year (2014) Turkey will elect a new president and that Erdogan likely will run for it. If he does, he will no longer fit the mold of a “little horn”, and the article I read indicates that he is not eligible, according to their bylaws, in 2015 to run again for prime minister (only 2 terms are allowed). If he decides to run for president and wins, then is it correct to say that he would not qualify as the “little horn” or magog/prince of Turkey?

    The article of 9/20/13 entitled, “Defeated by Syria in the Field, the AKP (Erdogan’s party) Provokes from the Air” further states, “They lost in the field: For two and a half years, all their political investments were made for Assad’s destruction, but the Erdoğan-Davutoğlu duo could not take the Damascus government down. The terrorist groups which they supported for two and a half years could not take Damascus.” Erdogan had shot down a Syrian helicopter.

    It sounds to me like Erdogan is not going to lead any armies further into Syria on land, and that the people of Turkey do not agree with what he has been doing either. Per article, “…they could not earn the blessing of the Turkish people for a war against Syria. In spite of every provocation, they could not drive the Turkish army into Syria.”

    Politically, it sounds like if Erdogan continued his present course of action, the people would be reluctant to vote him in as President of Turkey next year. I am, therefore, not sure anymore about Erdogan being the antichrist. He will be 60 years old next year, so his age alone could take some steam out of him, as well. This seems to indicate that another leader may be elected prime minister next year and perhaps he will gain the support he needs in order to destroy Damascus and try to lead the terrorists into Israel. What are your thoughts about this?

    1. Hi Nancy: You have done a good job reporting on the political situation in Turkey. Perhaps Erdogan will lead the Turkish army into Syria this year or at least before the election. He has wanted to conquer Syria for years. The Turkish people are generally against the idea, but like we saw during the Turkish demonstrations; the Turkish government isn’t tolerating dissenters. The more Islamist factions in Turkey support Erdogan. I am fairly certain about one thing. Right now the “chief prince” (or primary governor) of Turkey is Prime Minister Erdogan (Ezekiel 38:2). He hates Israel and has the ambition to attack Syria, destroy Damascus, and then lead Libya, Iran, and Sudan in an invasion into Israel (Ezekiel 38:5). One of the major evidences that the Ezekiel 38 invasion into Israel is forming is the presence of Libya, Iran, and Sudan in Syria.

      Ezekiel 38:4-6 And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

      Ancient Persia is today’s Iran. In the original Hebrew the word translated Ethiopia is Cush. Cush more accurately describes Sudan. The Free Syrian Army consists mostly of Al-Qaeda from Libya. Hezbollah from Iran and Sudan is fighting against the Free Syrian Army. Plus most recently Al-Qaeda from Saudi Arabia has joined the fight in Syria. Saudi Arabia is mentioned in Ezekiel 38:13.

    2. Nancy, may have permission to use some of your comment in a post on my website?

    • Nancy on September 22, 2013 at 1:34 am
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    Yes, by all means you are free to use whatever I’ve commented about. I have really tried to be as factual as I can with current political trends, but the way things change so fast, it is really quite difficult. I sure enjoy all the commentaries you have on your website, and I print them up for my mother as she is in a retirement home and doesn’t use computer. She has always been interested in prophecy as are some of the other retirees there.

    1. Thanks Nancy. I’m going to post it right now. I will give a shout out to your Mom!

    • Nancy on September 27, 2013 at 1:32 am
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    Craig, thanks for the greeting to mom on your post. I just took it over to her today, and she was honored and elated that you gave her that nice greeting. I forgot to tell you her name. It’s Louise. She said it will be interesting to see if Erdogan runs for president, and if so, if he will be elected. We’d know then that if nothing major happens in Syria prior to the Turkey elections next year that for sure the antichrist will probably be the next Prime Minister then. A newly elected Prime Minister would probably be in charge of the 2nd battle into Israel, too, (as he’s elected for 2 terms), but that would be at the end of the 7-yr tribulation when we’re supposed to be off the earth! So we’ll watch and wait for now!

    1. Hi Nancy and Louise: Something to consider is that Antiochus Epiphanies was also called a “little horn”. He was initially a prince in the Seleucid dynasty until he manipulated his way onto the throne. So the “little horn” or prince will eventually became a king. He is still the person referred to as the “little horn”. Check out and also and also

    • Nancy on September 27, 2013 at 9:47 pm
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    I wondered about that…if Erdogan would still be considered a “little horn” even if he were elected president and didn’t realize until you pointed out that Antiochus Epiphanies even after he was elected king was still referred to as the “little horn”. Today I was reading a news article online that said according to multiple analysts, “If Erdogan senses that running for the presidency might result in a loss, he is likely to instead focus on changing the AKP party rules to remain prime minister.” I guess he, as founder of the partyin 2001, has the power to do that; mom said sounds a little illegal to manipulate things like that. I guess whether he’s in either office (President or Prime Minister) he would still be considered the “little horn/antichrist”. You were right! I think that’s who he is all right!

    1. Hi Nancy: Thank you for such good info. I think that the “prince to come” will show himself to be the Antichrist while he is still a prince. Government in Turkey is not what it used to be. It is more strong handed. Erdogan has ambitions to become the new Sultan of a revived Turkish led Ottoman Empire. That’s why he has desires to control Syria.

    • Leo on October 23, 2013 at 3:45 am
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    I agree that Russia cannot be Magog. I agree that it would most likely be Turkey.

    However, the invasion of Ezekiel 38 would most likely happen sometime in the middle of the peace treaty since it mentions that Israel will be “unwalled” (Ezek 38:10) and secure (38:7)

    1. Hi Leo: The nations listed in Ezekiel 38:5 and every nation mentioned in Ezekiel 38 are fighting in Syria today. Turkey will attack Syria, destroy Damascus, and then invade Israel soon!

    • Leo on October 23, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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    But not until something happens that will convince Israel that they are at peace and they can tear down their walls along the border and not until they feel secure among their neighbors.

    1. Hi Leo: Israel is at peace now. The invading armies are on location. This battle will begin soon.

    • Leo on October 25, 2013 at 12:08 am
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    If Israel is at peace right now, I’m afraid to see what trouble looks like for them.

    In Benjamin Netenyahu’s last speech to the UN, he certainly had a sense of urgency in addressing the Nuclear capabilities of Iran. He described it as an imminent threat to Israel. Iran wants the Jews eliminated. That certainly is not peace.

    If they are at peace, they would not need their fences and security walls like Ezekiel prophesied.

    The Arab nations, more particularly the Shi’a Muslims want to kill the Jews. That’s not peace at all.

    Most prophecy students are looking for Russia to make their move with the peace treaty and the first assault on Israel. I believe you’re right in looking towards Turkey. However, the timing of when Ezekiel 38 in my opinion is not yet ripe.

    • Leo on October 25, 2013 at 2:54 am
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    Here’s a map that shows incidents such as terrorism and military conflicts.

    zoom in to Israel.

    • Jacqui on November 17, 2013 at 2:07 am
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    I am new to this site, but am very interested in the current situation. I may have missed a previous conversation. You all seem to agree that it is Turkey and not Russia who is creating the King of the North, can I ask why? I am thinking Moscow (direct north line up from Jerusalem), and now Putin is still pulling the strings, but for all intents and purposes “appears” to be 2IC therefore a “small horn”. Georgia has been invaded and we’ve heard masses of Russian troops are within its borders pending a strike thru Turkey, heading for Jerusalem.

    1. Hi Jacqui: I think that Ezekiel 38:2 calls Magog the “Primary Governor” or “Prime Minister” of Turkey! According to Ezekiel chapter 38:5, Magog leads Iran, Sudan, and Libya in an invasion into Israel. All of these nations are fighting in Syria today! After Turkey invades Syria and destroys Damascus, Turkey will lead an invasion into Israel. Here is an overview of Ezekiel 38 For a full exploration of the coming Turkish lead invasion into Israel and the identity of the Antichrist please read my book “Halfway to Armageddon”.

    • Michelle on January 9, 2014 at 3:01 am
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    I believe the Roman Catholic church fits the description of the antichrist ( in place of christ ) . He sits himself on **God’s Throne** claiming to be Christ himself and does all these grast blasphamus boasts and changes the times and Law’s of the bible . You should really maybe consider doing some research behind this . I could be wrong too though , I’m also learning myself .

    1. Hi Michelle: The Antichrist is one man. He is called a prince. He will sit in the temple at Jerusalem.

    • Mark on January 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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    The Bible says that the one who denies the Father and the Son is the antichrist. That is not the Catholic Church. 1 John 2:22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist–denying the Father and the Son. Scripture is never wrong. Revelation 2:13 says “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
    These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword. 13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives”. Pergamum is in Turkey. All of the nations God destroys in the end times are Muslim nations. That is a huge clue. All of the pieces fit. Don’t be fooled by people saying that it is the Catholic Church or anything that Scripture itself does not back up.

    1. Hi Mark: 1John 2:22 more accurately says “an antichrist” rather that “the antichrist”

      KJV 1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

    • Michael on January 26, 2014 at 12:28 am
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    Lotsa good stuff. Agree with most but sorry, I don’t see Erdogan as the Antichrist, primarily since he is an enemy of Israel and we already know the Antichrist will come as a peacemaker, brokering a 7-year peace agreement between Israel and the Muslim nations. Whereas Turkey was once an ally of Israel, no longer is that true. At this point, Israel would never put their trust in someone like Erdogan.

    We also know the Antichrist will be young, beautiful and has never been with a woman, meaning he is probably gay. Erdogan is 59, been married since ’78 and has four children.

    To date, I don’t believe anyone knows the identity of the Antichrist, although I believe he will reveal himself soon.

    My guess – and it’s only a guess – is that it will be a young, charismatic leader out of Iraq (Assyria) whom the Muslims will embrace as The Mahdi, or the 12th Imam. He will quell sectarian violence, and support the building of the Temple, thus endearing himself to Israel and gaining their trust.

    Either way, we will know soon.

    Keep up the good work.

    1. Hi Mark: You are making wild guesses. We do not know that the Antichrist will broker a peace deal between Israel and Muslim nations. This is the verse that you are basing your assumption on.

      Dan 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

      This verse deals with an agreement that the Antichrist makes with Israel. The “many” in this verse means the majority. It could mean the majority of Israelis or it could mean a coalition of many nations. He may be agreeing to participate in an already brokered “peace deal”.

      You are falling to common misconception. Saying that the Antichrist is young, beautiful, and gay is all just somebody’s guess. Here is the verse that you are getting that view from.

      Dan 11:37 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.

      There is much debate over this verse. I wouldn’t jump to conclusions. The best view about “the desire of women” says that the Antichrist will be Islamist and enforce Sharia law which makes women second class citizens.

      The Antichrist is called the Assyrian but not because he is from Iraq. He will do the same things that the Assyrian kings did!.

        • Michael on January 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm
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        Of course I’m making wild guesses, Craig. That is my point. My guesses are just as good as yours. You say “don’t jump to conclusions”, and yet YOU are the one that emphatically states that Erdogan is the Antichrist!; and yet you cannot possibly know that for sure. No one can.

        As mentioned, I love your stuff, but only as long as you refrain from arrogance. If I compare your prognostications with that of amazing Bible teachers like John MacArthur, Jack Kelley and David Jeremiah, all four of you will have different opinions on how it’s all going to pan out. However, when you start saying “I’m right and everyone else is wrong”, then most of us who enjoy your work will stop listening to you.

        So, give the rest of us a bit of respect.

        In the end, only God knows for sure.

        1. Hi Michael: First I really appreciate your comments. They are informed and thoughtful. Sorry if I seemed arrogant. I didn’t mean to. I just didn’t want you to miss seeing a new perspective by relying on old ideas.

          Please allow me to suggest reading my commentary titled “The Assyrian is the Antichrist”

    • Michael on January 27, 2014 at 12:04 am
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    Love the humility. Just think, one day in Heaven, we can look back and compare notes and remark on how close (or off the mark) we were with our interpretation of Biblical prophecy.

    Keep the faith, brother.


    1. Hi Michael: I think we may be able to compare our interpretations this year or next; like the destruction of Damascus, and Turkish led invasion of Israel!

    • david on January 28, 2014 at 7:03 pm
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    It does not matter who the man of sin is, because whomever he is, we will be called upon to do battle with darkness as children of light. God will reveal all to His humble children.

    1. I think that when the Antichrist is revealed we will be taken into heaven in the Rapture. So Christians won’t be doing too much fighting.

      John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.

      Jesus Christ will destroy the Antichrist at his second coming at the end of the seven year Tribulation period on earth.

      2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

      Please read my commentary “The Fall of Satan and Rise of the Antichrist”

    • Mack on February 7, 2014 at 12:30 am
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    Hello All/Craig,

    I believe that the AC will be from Turkey since that is where the Bible states the Seat of Satan is (Although physically moved to Germany). Politicians in Turkey praise Erdogan and he’s aligned with the leader of Hamas Kurdish Leader in Iraq and was aligned with Mursi and the MB. They are currently working agreements with Iran which is the final piece to the puzzle. I believe Turkey will be the Country that brings the EU and Islam together. They will be accepted in the EU with Germany’s backing. Germany is filled with Turkish Citizens and Merkel will change and support Turkey in the EU bid. Turkey will be the country that gets Islam to put on face and ACT like they supports the Israeli/Palestine peace (Whether publicly or under the table) . They will be praised by the EU and Islam. The Pope will be the False Prophet who convinces the world to back the Turkish leader. (Just look how the world praises the Pope now). Plus the Pope has been strongly reaching out to Islam, believes one can earn Heaven by good works alone, and vouches that all religions serve the same Lord. Besides if you take the NUMBERS of Erdogan’s name which is 18 letters and divide by 3 you get 666. Just my thoughts on this!!!

    1. Hi Mack: Thanks for your input.

    • Brian on February 14, 2014 at 4:42 am
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    I have been living in Turkey for more than 5 years. Your ideas are puerile and childish. Turkey has a large mostly conscript army that is actually decreasing in size since the length of military service has been reduced and may well be discarded in favour of a smaller professional army. It does not have the power to invade anyone, let alone Syria or Israel. In fact Turkey has German supplied and manned patriot missiles on it’s border to protect Turkey from Syria. Erdogan’s days are numbered. Turkey is having difficulty controlling groups such as the PKK inside it’s own borders as well as other issues. Your knowledge of the political reality in the region is non-existent. The biggest power in the region is Egypt, not Turkey. The Muslim Brotherhood has been effectively neutralised there and the new regime will help protect Israel, but I doubt if they need any protection from Turkey or anyone else. Russia and Iran will ensure that Assad does not lose at the expense of the terrorists trying to take over. Even the EU and others realise it was a big mistake supporting the rebels in the first place.

    1. Hi Brian: Thank you for your insight. I am reporting what the bible has to say. According to Jeremiah 49:23 an invasion comes to Syria from the Turkish border. I think that this is the next major prophetic event. Turkey will invade Syria and destroy Damascus. Then according to Ezekiel chapter 38:5, Turkey will lead Iran, Sudan, and Libya into Israel. All of these nations are fighting in Syria today.

    • Kabui Esau on March 22, 2014 at 12:05 pm
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    I am posting again in about 1 hour. This site is the most interactive ever. Av never considered the verse on “DESIRE FOR WOMEN”. Its true Daniel says the Antichrist comes in “peacably”. From what av ever heard about the end times, Islam and its pple have never been prominent except they will back Russia in its southward swoop and i silently wondered why. Of precedents, bible prophecies have had double fulfilment and the son of perdition has his forerunner in Antiochus E.; God in the past has judged idolatry and paganism but not Islam and atheism, do you not think bro. White Russia will take some part so that God will judge its atheism alongside Islam? As somebody else recently wrote, millions of Muslims and atheists, after their long-held dream of conquest is shattered, will question their religions and will hence embrace the religion of Mystery Babylon.

    1. The religion of Mystery Babylon has been prominent in the world since the tower. It is a religion of world dominance, sexual immorality, and poking the God of Israel in the eye with a stick. Nobody needs to switch religions in order to fulfill bible prophecy.

    • Whitney on March 26, 2014 at 10:09 pm
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    Crazy, your prediction is coming true!Turkish tanks have been spotted in Syria!

    1. It isn’t crazy. It’s bible prophecy. Thanks for the comment Whitney.

  1. how long until this happens?

    1. We are all going to have to watch. Turkey is beginning to enter Syria.

    • soultana on April 2, 2014 at 10:39 pm
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    The Quaran states that God told mohamed to correct the information in the Bible for it is wrong!
    One correction is that Esmael was the son to be offered to God instead of Isaac.

    The devil mixes lies with the truth to full the people!

    Though Mosses and others who have written the old testament and God communicated with them through out their lives are wrong?
    Muslims think only Quaran was written by God. I think the Quaran was written by someone to cause trouble for humanity, and to be deceive by him.

    • Carl on June 2, 2014 at 12:20 am
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    Well, after 911 we in America (Bush and his Middle East Allies) needed a leader to calm things down in that part of the world. We want to show the world and Middle East an example of a non radical Islam nation to show everybody that Islam and democracy can live side by side in nations. So we supported Erdogan’s party. Here we are, about 10 years later some of his party people almost call him God Mighty himself. He of course refused the title.

    • hh on July 11, 2014 at 6:18 pm
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    The false prophet could be ISIS chief Abu bakr al baghdadi the self proclaimed caliph of the new islamic caliphate

  2. I have been watching Erdogan’s qualifications as the Antichrist for some time. Not only does he fit the geopolitical profile, keep in mind Turkey is a member of NATO. Turkey would have to violate the Treaty to unilaterally lead other muslim armies against Israel. However, Erdogan has been spearheading the application for Turkey to also join the EU. If NATO has to launch from Turkey against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, it may achieve the “peaceable” entrance prophesy speaks to. A close study of Daniel chapter 11 shows the back and forth military expeditions that lead up to what Revelation 17 reveals concerning shifting alliances, especially the ten horns (Kings) who turn on “The Whore” and destroy her. At this juncture we can assume the Antichrist has usurped all power and now can break covenant(s) and attack Israel and any of her allies if any are left. And then the ‘end shall come!’

    1. Hi Steven. Turkey will only need to enter Syria to fight ISIS.

    • Asian on September 6, 2014 at 11:16 am
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    Good writing. However, I have questions. How can a Turkish pm/president have such great world power? Turkey is not that strong or great nation, unless the man holds position of NATO or America etc, and has massive nuclear arsenal in his disposal to threaten the world ? Erdogan is not at all a powerful man from a global sense. Secondly he is a Muslim, why would non-Muslims want to accept him as a leader? thirdly , how can he be worshiped and his mark of the beast spread to every nation on earth, eg: Chile, China, Korea, Japan, those are very very very far away from this man. I believe, it is an American president and he introduces a world government and he puts his economic mark on all people.

    1. Turkey is strong enough militarily to conquer Syria and other middle east nations. The US and the west will support Turkey in its conquests. Turkey is preferred to Al-Qaeda. Once a middle eastern union is formed then the European Union, Russian Union, and central Asia will join them in a larger world union or empire. The next world empire won’t necessarily cover the entire world. It will cover the old world from Europe to India just like every world empire throughout world history.

    • Will on September 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm
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    Just wanted you to know this checks out. You’re right. I entered Recep Ergodan into the 666 calculator. Adolf Hitler, and Osama Bin Laden only add to 660. But Ergodan adds to 666. I am to be honest scared as I write this. I didn’t think it would happen in my lifetime.

    Please email me,

    I will start spreading the news to all Christians and as many people as I can.

    If you haven’t heard of the 666 calculator yet, please google it.

    The only bright side I see, is that I know God is still leading me, as I happened across this.
    I’m going to read your website now.

    1. Hi Will. Thank you for your comment. I don’t hold to the numerical approach to determine the identity of the Antichrist. The Greek letters That spell the number 666 are the same Arabic letters that spell “in the name of Allah”. Please read my commentary 666 no microchip needed.

    • will on September 10, 2014 at 2:38 am
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    I think both systems are correct.

    We need to get this on the Sid Roth show, or somewhere with high visibility.
    This needs to get out to all Christians yesterday.

    God bless.


    • Will on September 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm
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    Last but not least, Recep Erdogan has a son named Ahmet Erdogan.

    Both their names add to 666.

    • Rick Whitford on September 16, 2014 at 12:50 pm
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    Do you believe the pope of rome will have a part that is relevant to the man of sin to fulfill prophecy in the aspects of the peace negotiations? Does the harlot have anything to do with turkey or the beliefs of erdogan? Does erdogan imply The satanic mark of the beastto the public? Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Rick. A new religious government described in Rev 13:11 may include the Pope. That’s a guess.
      I think that Mystery Babylon is Mecca or perhaps another city in Arabia. Just like the ancient city of Babylon was overthrown by the Medes and Persians, I think Dubai will be destroyed by the Kurds and Iran.

    • David on October 3, 2014 at 11:09 pm
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    I have often wondered how the Antichrist could wage war with the spirit filled church still present in the earth, because we belong to an unshakable kingdom. I, like you believe that we who are Christ’s followers will be viewing the great tribulation, and ultimate destruction of satan from heavenly grandstands. However, I do believe that the church may see the rise of Magog and witness the building of the Jewish Temple in these latter days. These things do not cause me to despair, but rather my faith is strengthened by seeing the prophecies of the Bible fulfilled before our eyes. Luke 2:28

    One question: Prophetic writers often refer to the “mortal head wound of the beast”, do you think that this is an actual head wound to a single man, or could this be a kingdom that has been nearly defeated and rises again?

    1. A beast typically represents an empire in bible prophecy. We are looking for a revived world empire.

    • Jay on October 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm
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    How this

    • Kylar on November 7, 2014 at 1:30 pm
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    Hello to a fellow prophecy lover and your brother in Christ. I am 17, and fascinated with this stuff. Erdogan is the antichrist?! That makes sense. Turkey, Libya, Iran and Sudan invading Israel makes sense…but am I right no one knows the day or hour, but we can know a general season of the end times?

    1. Hi Kylar. Welcome! A lot of Christians point to this verse and conclude that nobody can know the day that Jesus Christ returns for his Church at the Rapture.

      Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

      But which “day” is Jesus referring to? Jesus is not referring to the day of the Rapture. Jesus is not referring to his second coming. Jesus is telling the Jews living around Jerusalem to watch for the Antichrist approaching. The Antichrist along with his armies will enter Jerusalem and capture or kill the Jews living there. This day begins Jerusalem’s great tribulation.

    • Antonio on November 26, 2014 at 10:08 pm
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    Dear Craig,
    I´d like to read your oppinion about the followung article:

    Thank you for your attention.

    1. Hi Antonio. That is a very good article. I don’t think that the new Muslim Empire will make too much progress in South America. Turkey is working to reform the Ottoman Empire. I think that it will include nations in the middle east, Central Asia, and northern Egypt.

    • Antonio on November 27, 2014 at 3:43 pm
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    Thank you very much, Craig!
    Well, Brazil´s government is allowing the entrance of a good number of immigrants from some muslim countries(sounds strange since we have so many difficult social issues- so much poverty and unemployment- and those immigrants are in their majority non-skilled workers). I live in a city on the south of Brazil, and our mayor gave a large area for the construction of a Mosque( a very very unusual thing). According to our Federal Police, some muslim business owners working in cities along our boundaries with Argentina and Paraguay send money to Middle East terror groups. Venezuela has Hezbollah and Hamas cells free to operate. Things are changing, and there´s much more happening here.
    You´re doing a great job. Thank you once again and may God bless and guide you.

    • Mario on November 28, 2014 at 9:18 am
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    From what is unfolded right before our eyes, I personally believe that the false prophet is the pope of Rome who is already deceiving a lot of people!! But worst, he is in for total apostasy, trying to unite other Christian, but also Muslims, Budhist and so on!! What in the world Christianity has anything to do with Muslims faith?? That one world religion is coming fast, as apostasy is on it’s way, a lot of people from Christianity are already falling under the lead of their leaders, right now!! Apostasy is for Christian and the faith for Christ!! The other religion are not apostate as they don’t believe in Jesus Christ redemption for our sins!! Muslims can call people apostate but they worship a false prophet and satan disguised under a god, Allah!! Times are near for the rapture of the church, in fact very near, lot closer than a lot of Christians may think!! Time to prepare and sanctify ourselves, repent, turn to Jesus Christ and get ready!!

    • captinkc on November 28, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    Enough Said!

    • Veronica on November 30, 2014 at 8:25 pm
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    Hello – I just through the thread of messages. For those who inquired about the identity of the False Prophet of Revelation 13, as noted in the previous message, Pope Francis is currently in Turkey meeting with Turkish President Erdogan. Pope Francis also prayed publicly in a mosque yesterday. Based on the language of October Synod document, Pope Francis is very clearly laying the groundwork for a one world faith or religion.

    Yes, it is high time to wake up. Thank you for the above article. Very informative.

    Praise be to the Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ .

    • captinkc on December 1, 2014 at 3:19 pm
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    Now Putin is meeting with Erdogan? How does this all relate to each other plus
    the sea in China just turned blood red!

    What is going on here….Gog, Magog what?

    I’m so confused someone please explain.

    1. Three Unions will combine to form the next world empire. The EU, Russia, and a Turkish led Islamic Union.

    • Archibald on December 22, 2014 at 5:44 pm
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    Read this from Shoebat.

  3. What is the latest about Erdgon being the antichrist???

    1. In December Erdogan announced his plan to create an Islamic Union. This would be a Turkish led reconstituted Ottoman Empire.

    • Allan on February 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm
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    Anyone notice Erdogans name could actually spell Dragon, granted you have an e left over.. Anyways, any information on 616 vs 666? I will note that June of 2016 equals 616..

    1. Hi Allan. Thanks for your comment. Here is an article about 666.

    • captinkc on February 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm
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    When people say Obama is the guys what would you say to them? They have a very compelling argument as well he is the guy

    1. Obama is part of the end time government but he is not the Antichrist.

    • Susie on March 18, 2015 at 2:42 pm
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    Hello. I am a Messianic Jew and a big fan of Walid Shoebat. I just want to add a quick couple of comments. Just throwing this out and only time will tell if I am correct or not…while Walid suggests Mecca is the Babylon…I am also thinking it might be Istanbul….and I am saying “might”. There have been many anti-christ through the years as the Bible said there would be, I do believe we are in the generation of exciting times…and really believe Turkey is the country to watch. Joel Richardson just came back from northern Iraq about a month and half ago…..he said ISIS is sending their wounded to Turkey. Turkey is sure quiet about all this…don’t hear much about them in the news either. There sure will be two groups of muslims that will fight each other…Turkey with their group and Iran with their group……..I also which people would quit talking about Tim LaHaye and the Left behind series…..they need to get into the Bible. Shalom!

    1. Hi Susie. Nice to meet you. I think that Mystery Babylon is Mecca or perhaps another Arabian city. Mystery Babylon is not the Antichrist’s headquarters.
      I think that Ezekiel 38 identifies a Turkish ruler as the Antichrist.

    • Ben on March 20, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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    For me Erdogan could be the antichrist with all the qualification. Although in the sense of charisma, appeal or rhetoric he fall short of them. The vibes about him is not comparable to hitler or amahdinejad. I just don’t see him as being worship by the islamic population. He seem like an ordinary ageing old politician to me. I was thinking of someone with magnetic personality and great oratory

    1. Ben. The idea that the Antichrist has a sparkling personality is a misconception. The Antichrist is a world leader that will oppress Israel.

    • Ben on March 20, 2015 at 5:13 pm
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    Thanks that was a fast response. I would agree, it’s just a misconception by many christians that the antichrist has that sparkling personality. It’s not biblically true. We should get of rid that from our belief system. Although the term worship do attach some form of personal reverence and appeal to that person. But you are right it shouldnt be the case of great personality, biblically speaking

    • Chad on March 20, 2015 at 11:46 pm
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    Hi, how do you explain the antichrist not having a desire of women. Hasn’t Erdogan been married for quite some time?

    1. Hi Chad. The verse doesn’t say that he won’t desire women. It says that he won’t regard the desire of women. Some say that this identifies his Islamic belief that women are second class citizens. I’m not sure that that is correct. The verse is explaining that he will regard himself above all else.

      Dan 11:37 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.

      Here is an eye-opening bible study about the rest of these verses.

    • Emmse Burger on April 2, 2015 at 7:33 am
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    So now Erdogan has called himself god! What is the next step we as Christians are waiting for?

    1. 2 Thessalonians says that the Antichrist will perform lying signs and false wonders. The Turkish invasion of Hamah and Tell-Rifaat (Arpad in Jeremiah 49:23) in Syria and the destruction of Damascus seems to be next on the agenda. We should expect the Rapture to happen very soon.

    • Glenn on May 19, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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    I am curious how you interpret the timeline Jesus gave us in Matthew 24:3-31 in the light of your Pre-Tribulation Rapture position. Matthew 24 and the parallel passages in Mark and Luke place the “gathering of the elect” “after these things.”

    1. Hi Glenn. Matthew 24 is written to the Jews living around Jerusalem during the Tribulation.

    • caldyn on June 27, 2015 at 1:17 pm
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    Revelation 2 12 and 3 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth.

    Twice Jesus mentioned were satan seat is and where satan dwelleth. Pergamos, which is in Turkey

    1. The Babylonian religion moved to Pergamos. There is still a temple ruin there today.

    • Robin on July 26, 2015 at 7:01 pm
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    Hi Craig, First i wish to thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into this site and for your knowledge of end time events, etc. Great job! Also, i haven’t navigated this site enough to know if you have a Timeline Chart of some kind? If not, do you plan on creating one in the near future?

    I also believe Erdogan could possibly be the antichrist as well as the pope being the false prophet. However, many believe that we, the Bride, will not know who the AC is due to him not being revealed until after the church is gone. What are your thoughts on this?

    Lastly, many prophecy teachers are looking toward Sept 2015 as a possible rapture of the Church, however, i’m of the belief that there would have to be a gap…whether that be a month or two, prior to the Trib starting…just for the simple fact there will be mass chaos etc and there will need to be time for cleanup and lining things up for the AC to step forward. What are your thoughts on this and your belief of 2015 being the year of our departure?

    Thanks so much and God bless~

    1. Hi Robin. You have asked several questions. I have several timelines on my site. Here is a good one to start with.

      The Tribulation could easily begin in Sept. Expect Turkey to destroy Damascus. Also look for Mosul in northern Iraq to be flooded.

    • Milford on August 5, 2015 at 6:29 am
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    It’s very subtle but Sennacherib actually claims to be the “king of kings” in Isaiah 10:8. The only thing worse than claiming this is to call Jehovah a liar (II Kings 19:10). Things didn’t go well for Assyria after that.

    Erdogan can recreate the path of Tiglath-Pileser by destroying Damascus and and still have honor by the East and the West. However, if he follows Sennacherib’s path and invade Israel, he will be defeated. He will lose face and probably be deposed – or suffer an unfortunate accident.

    If The Antichrist is to come from Turkey, it would have to be his successor displaying more of a “kumbaya” mantra to smooth things over with a seven year deal.

    1. Just like the Assyrians invaded Israel on two separate occasions; the first invasion into northern Israel and the second invasion into southern Israel, Erdogan will also invade Israel at least twice. Ezekiel 38 and 39 describe two separate invasions. The first invasion will happen after Turkey destroys Damascus. The second invasion is the battle of Armageddon that happens at the end of the seven year Tribulation period.

    • Max B on August 23, 2015 at 8:50 pm
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    Turkey, The Pope, and The Islamic State.

    I see Turkey’s Erdogan war on the Kurds as a way to drop support for the Kurdish party so he can take their votes and make his party a majority so He can change the constitution to allow the president full power and become dictator. Now as he destroy the Kurds.

    I think Erdogan will destroy ISIS and call himself the Caliph and have a locust army of Muslims ready to fight for the official Islamic State.

    Since their will a huge power vaccum in Syria, Turkey can quickly overrun Assad’s regime and conquer Syria and annex it to the Ottoman Empire.

    All of these actions will take place North of Israel. So what countries will conspire to attack Israel from the South? Remember Turkey and Israel share the Mediterranean Sea, so The Turks can also attack the South of Israel by ships.

    1. Max B. You are very wise. Almost nobody that I have a chance to talk to is looking at Turkey. I don‘t think that Turkey will attack Israel from the south this time but I do think that Turkey will attack Judae and Jerusalem from Egypt in the middle of the seven year long Tribulation period.

    • Max B on August 23, 2015 at 9:12 pm
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    Now the Islamic State have been taking cities and closing the dams to starve the people downstream and they can also cross the river when it’s dry, so they can mount their next attack.

    Revelation Chapter 16 Verse 12-14

    12And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

    13And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

    14For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

    For some odd reason I believe these verses are talking about Islam, Here is my reason.

    In the Quran Chapter 4 Verse 157 states:
    And [for] their saying, “Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah .” And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.

    What the Quran says is that Jesus didn’t die on the cross, which means He wasn’t sacrificed for our sins, which basically contradicts the Bible, which makes the Quran a counterfeit and not the word of God and therefore the Quran is Anti-Christ. Jesus was the only one who was sinless and therefore only His Holy Sinless Blood can be sacrificed for us to be saved.

    Now that we know that Islam is an Antichrist, we can assume that possibly the unclean spirits being talked about in Revelation 16 12-14 is about Islam.

    • james on November 5, 2015 at 7:23 am
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    Recep Erdogan really fits the anti christ to revive the ottoman turk kingdom which was destroy, this represent the healing of the fatal wound mention in revelation. the mystery babylon mention in revelation 17 fits the saudi arabia because it is the main supplier of oil in the world. Bible also predict nuclear or destruction with babylon which is today saudi arabia which is the harlot because it supplies oil not only to muslim but all.

    • Denise on January 29, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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    I think Erdogan is the anti Christ and the pope is the false prophet . If this peace treaty is signed by Bibi and Erdogan in 2016 , We are facing the last 7 years and the 1st resurrection comes before the end.

    • Daniel on April 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm
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    At this point in time Erdogan is a likely candidate for the rebirth of the old Ottoman Empire and putting himself in as Caliph. The two legs of Iron that Daniel saw on Nebuchadneezers statue could be the Eastern and Western legs of the old Roman Empire. Fundamental Islam is rearing its ugly head in Europe, so Islam could be both of the legs, both East and West. While Islam grows in strength the Pope is recently shown washing and kissing the feet of Muslims and calling them brothers. In Revelation 13 John says of the second beast that it is the number of a man and that number is six hundred threescore and six. Strongs G5516 translates this as Chi-Xi-Stigma, but this comes from four root words meaning unmarried, do good (works), Father of fleeting or passing vanity. I have studied revelations since 1987 and have never seen anyone use these root words that fit the Pope. If a Pope were successful in uniting Islam and Christianity (Chislam) through tolerance and preaching that we all attain to the same goals of peace, ie. all paths up the mountain lead to the top, he could “cause” most everyone to take the mark of The Beast or Islam.

    • john crout on July 24, 2016 at 1:40 am
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    turkey just did this on june 27th this year signed treaty with isreal.
    its good thing i came back to lord 3 weeks ago. i always beleive in christ.
    my father being assistant pastor also.

    i spent more time researching thigns studying bout gods word in last 3 weeks then my whole existence of liveing for 32 years.

    all i know is this god please please prune my soul to be ready im heathen i repent i dont deserve heaven i dont deserve mercy but thank you thank you for giveing your only son on cross even though i dont deserve it.

    i dont want to die none of us do i valued my life more then others in existence. as bad scared i be do so i would do so.

    mecca islam people been brained washed in spiritual captivity they have no way out i pray they see light gods grace before its to late.

    its irdiciulus how lucifer has decieved muslims how there state being being taught nasty lifestyle that is false. some them are comeing to realisation think themselfs but if they do or get caught with bible executed.

    so what makes my soul more important then someone who knows no better or brainwashed. id glady forfit my soul so another who hasnt seen truth can have eternal life.

    that whats christianty all bout going without so another can have true road to redemption doesnt come without persecution true road to salvation doesnt come without an sacrifice.

    i surender my will for will of god let be vessel for you so i may have testimony so that others can see truth that jesus christ is lord king of kings.

    • Angelo on August 27, 2016 at 3:38 pm
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    1. When will Israel’s temple will be built for the Christian? 2. And will the antichrist be sitting on it? 3. Will the U.S. be part of this with a new president being elected in November 2016?

    1. Hi Angelo. I think that Jerusalem’s new temple will be part of the seven year term peace treaty that the Antichrist makes with Israel. I think that the seven year treaty may be signed after Turkey invades northwestern Syria and then destroys Damascus. Afterward Turkey will lead an invasion into northern Israel. I think that the seven year treaty will be signed then.

      Read my commentaries.

    • Brian Kelley on April 16, 2017 at 10:52 am
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    Erdogan is a step closer to fulfilling more prophecy after today’s vote.

    • Tara on April 19, 2017 at 9:07 am
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    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a historic referendum Sunday that will greatly expand the powers of his office, telling opponents who promised to challenge the results: “It’s too late now.”

    Erdogan initially struck a conciliatory tone, thanking all voters regardless of how they cast their ballots and describing the referendum as a “historic decision.

    This speaks volumes! Just reading this thread there was one individual that said Erdogan could not become the president. Well he is and has been seeking more and more power! This man is evil!!

    • Brian Kelley on April 23, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    Some people are saying that the charismatic and energetic young French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is the anti-christ. The absurdity never stops.

    1. People will believe anything except the truth. This poor pathetic thing that we call the Church. We are sooo close to the Tribulation and resurrection, and nobody understands a thing. God help us.

    • Brian Kelley on April 23, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    Craig, it’s been said that there’s a big difference between traditional Christendom and real Christianity. The true study of eschatology reinforces this fact.

    • Brian Kelley on April 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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    Erdogan’s airstrikes against pro Syrian forces and mass detentions should be persuading more people as to his real identity… If they want to hear the truth that is.

    1. Hi Brian. I am having a very difficult time getting people to listen to reason. I’m glad that you are alert.

    • Brian Kelley on April 26, 2017 at 11:30 pm
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    It baffles me, Craig, that people (including evangelical Christians) continue to stubbornly dismiss & reject Erdogan’s real identity, especially after CNN reported today on Erdogan’s airstrikes against U.S. Syrian allies and the growing mass detentions. The report stated that he’s getting bolder after gaining “sweeping new powers”. But most of the world’s attention seems to be focused on the North Korean dictator and the alleged Russian “subterfuge” in U.S. politics. As you’ve stated earlier, things appear to to be accelerating in 2017.

    1. Hi Brian. I shared that report on facebook. I was telling a couple of new facebook friends that Erdogan was the Antichrist and before they even listened they rejected my suggestion. Nope, to them the Antichrist had to be handsome and charming. They said that the Holy Spirit had told them that it wasn’t Erdogan. They wouldn’t even look at scripture. This is the Church today.

      1. I am reading all these comments and although it is a deadly serious subject, I must say it made me laugh that so many are expecting a handsome and charming Antichrist! It is August, 2020 now and things are progressing right along as you’ve been so accurately explaining the scriptures. I sense the presence of the Lord in your writings and His urgency in warning us. He is a loving and merciful God and He will always give his people warnings. Thank you for this site and for following the Lord’s leading. I am not trying to flatter but only acknowledging that I see God’s leading here. God bless

        1. Karen, you are very kind. Thank you for noticing that I know what I’m talking about. Jesus will return when the Turkish army enters his Golan Heights! It’s High Time to Awake!

  4. On 3/29/2017 in World Net Daily, it states: “Erdogan is trying to position himself as the leader of the worldwide Muslim community. The Turkish president has already earned that blessing from Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the top cleric and spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood”. Is Yusuf al-Qaradawi the False Prophet?
    The article continues: “Qaradawi declared ‘Who can make war with Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogran?’ ” The Antichrist is Erdogran, and the False Prophet is al-Qaradawi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Would you agree?

    1. Hi David. It is possible that Yusuf al-Qaradawi will become the False Prophet but my money is still on exiled Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Gullen has millions of followers all over the world. He is the person who Erdogan blamed for the failed Turkish coup. Gulen also has dreams of returning to Turkey as the Sultan over a revived Ottoman Empire. Please read my commentary Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet

      Yusuf al-Qaradawi said “Who can make war with Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogran?” Revelation 13:4 says the same thing. Bible prophecy is coming to pass.

      Revelation 13:3-4 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

    • Brian Kelley on April 28, 2017 at 2:34 pm
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    Craig, I’m a little worried about Erdogan wanting to start “a fresh page” with Trump. I know that what’s been prophesied to happen will happen… But I also wonder about the possibility of Trump being or becoming born again. What I’m getting at is the disturbing possibility that the ant-christ/Satan could manipulate a world leader who may have been raised up by God to do something great or good. Any thoughts on this?

    1. To many world leaders Turkey is the best solution to the Syrian war.

    • Brian Kelley on April 29, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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    You’re right, Craig. The EU leaders have announced that they want to meet with Erdogan at the next NATO summit.

    • Brian Kelley on May 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    Erdogan’s meeting with Trump tomorrow. It’ll be interesting to see how the Suyrian Kurd issue.

    • Brian Kelley on June 7, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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    Craig, what do you think will happen with Erdogan siding with and fortifying the Turkish military presence in Qatar? He’s clearly defying Saudi Arabia and other Arab states.

    1. Hi Brian. Yes, the middle east is becoming polarized. Iran is siding with Turkey against Saudi Arabia.

      Turkey pledges support for Qatar
      By Craig C. White

      US President Donald Trump told Saudi Arabia that the US will support them if they stop supporting terrorist groups. Saudi Arabia then cut of oil shipment routs for the Arabian nation of Qatar because they fund terrorist groups. Qatar is the largest producer of oil in the middle east. Saudi Arabia also stopped food deliveries to it’s neighboring nation Qatar.

      These actions have further polarized the Islamic nations. Turkey and Iran have stepped in to provide Qatar with food shipments.

      The Bible tells us that a certain city known as Mystery Babylon will be destroyed by Iran during the end of the seven year long Tribulation period. Mystery Babylon is a city in the desert by the sea. Mystery Babylon is not the US. Mystery Babylon is most likely Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Turkish President Erdogan is reestablishing the Turkish ruled Ottoman Empire with himself at its head. Iran is ready to join Erdogan’s empire. Saudi Arabia will be the odd man out of the coming Isamic Empire.

      Additionally Saudi Arabia is mentioned in Ezekiel chapter 38. When Turkey leads an invasion into northern Israel, Saudi Arabia doesn’t join the invasion but asks “Have you come to rob Israel?”

      Read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy

    • Robert Brantley on September 7, 2017 at 7:01 pm
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    Didn’t Turkey already enter a peace agreement with Israel on June 27, 2016? Are we not, therefore, already in the Tribulation?

    1. Hi Robert. That is a very good observation. But the Israel and Turkey peace agreement didn’t match the Daniel 9:27 description. It didn’t have a seven year term and there was no provision for building a new Jewish Temple in Jerusalem.

      Daniel 9:27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

    • ron on November 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    The bible says Daniel 11 :40-45

    The king of the north charges through and the country’s listed are Egypt, Libya , Ethiopia, they are already active in Somalia.

    There was terrorists activity and places were bombed The Turks came and rebuilt the places that were destroyed.

    The Turks are have not really entered Syria for 6.1/2 years of the war. They are making big money out of it.

    Perhaps so they can charge through as the above country’s first

    They are building there fleets and tanks now?

    The Jews over two hundred years ago said

    ‘when Crimea falls Istanbul will follow, and the messiah is here”

    1. Hi Ron. I am pretty sure that Turkey will invade northern Africa during the first half of the Tribulation period. I think that Libya and Sudan will fight with Turkey. Libya and Sudan are fighting with Turkey now. Libya and Sudan comprise the Free Syrian Army.

      The Turkish Army is amassing in Idlib right now. Idlib is located only a few miles north of Hamah. The Syrian Army in Hamah is preparing a major offensive on Idlib. This is certain to start a battle between Turkey and Syria in Hamah just like Jeremiah predicts.

    • Grace Ziem on December 18, 2017 at 9:02 pm
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    I agree that Erdogan is the likely antichrist. Magog I believe is the ancient name for Turkey. Daniel 7:25 refers to the antichrist changing times and law: Erdogan has changed Turkey from a Gregorian to Islamic calendar and changed to more Sharia law. His June 2016 treaty with Israel may be the peace treaty referred to in prophesy; (I have not found an English translation) Erdogan seems barely able to refrain from jewish slaughter, which would go 3 1/2 years per prophesy, before he totally breaks the treaty. No reported provision for temple building/sacrifice. Erdogan is the head of a 57 nation OIC (caliphate) and is called Caliph Erdogan in the Arabic media. Erdogan has demanded that Germany return the altar of Pergamum (Zeus, altar of Satan) which was removed from the Ottoman empire.

    I would like to see something simple written to help more people understand so they are not deceived. An outstanding teaching on end times is at teaching on Revelation. I think this helps convince the skeptics; we need all the teaching help we can get.

    Thank you for your ministry: it is vital!

    1. You are right. Erdogan already has changed times and laws in Turkey. He changed the Turkish constitution. That is about as dramatic as it gets.

      I don’t think that the Israel and Turkey reconciliation agreement is the Daniel 9:27 treaty. It doesn’t have a seven year term. It also doesn’t contain any provision to build a temple in Jerusalem.

      By the way, I think that Jesus will return to cause Turkey to retreat when they lead an invasion into the Golan Heights of Israel before the Tribulation.

    • Cemali on December 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    I am Muslim. I am from Turkey. I read all information you wrote here and all comments also to understand ongoing events from Christians’ perspective and to get a clear picture of the events.

    İf you are ok with it, I want to write here what is foreseen from Muslims’ sources about forthcoming events, key people, important dates etc.

    As I said if we share our information about same events that are happening now, we can get a clear understanding about future.

    If you dont want it, then never mind this comment.

    Thanks anyway.

    1. Hi Cemali. Yes please share.

    • Cemali on December 26, 2017 at 6:53 am
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    Muslims have two sources. (the Noble Quran & Hadith)

    Hadiths are reports about sayings and teachings of our Prophet (peace be upon him).

    Most of the information about forthcoming events comes from hadiths.

    I want to share information from these hadiths.

    Before I explain what is foreseen from the Muslims’ perspective, I want to clarify an important case about Jesus.

    As you know, Christians and Muslims have different
    teachings about who Jesus is.

    Some may even say that we are not talking about same Jesus.
    I am not here to offend anybody.

    From Muslims’ point of view, Jesus is one of the great Prophets.
    Hadiths that related to Jesus based on Muslims’ belief of Prophet Jesus. we call him “Isa al-Masih”(peace be upon him).
    [al-Masih = Arabic term for Messiah]

    On the next post, I will give information about “Key People” of End Times.

    • Cemali on December 26, 2017 at 7:02 am
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    Here we go;
    There are 4 important figures that will play huge role near the end of the World. 2 of them are good guys, 2 of them are bad guys.

    1. “Mahdi” = He is a descendant of Our Prophet. He is a savior of Muslims. His real struggle will be against “Sufyan”.

    2. “Jesus” = He is a great Prophet. He is alive in Heaven. He will come to aid “Mahdi” against “Dajjal”. He will descend in Damascus and kill “Dajjal” in Kudus(Jerusalem).

    3. “Sufyan” = He is a scholar. But he is a liar and a deceiver. He will practice in deceit and trick many Muslims. He will do many damage to Islam and shake Muslims’ belief. Sometimes called “Islamic Dajjal or Little Dajjal.”

    4. “Dajjal” : He is great evil. A false messiah and even greater liar and deceiver than “Sufyan”. Difference is that “Sufyan” will do harm only Muslims/Islam, on the other hand “Dajjal” will try to trick all people on Earth. His physical appearance is very distinctive.
    He is blind in the right-eye. “infidel”(with arabic letters) written on his forehead. First he will claim he is prophet, and then he is god.
    He will be killed by Jesus(Isa).

    Before continue on foreseen events, let me tell what Turkish people think. Many believes that “Fethullah Gulen” is “Sufyan” and “Erdogan” is “Mahdi” or not “Mahdi” but a “Khalifa (Steward). Of course there are Many who refuse or dismiss this idea.

    1. Islam was formed 600 years after Jesus Christ walked on earth. Islam is so very obviously a refutation of the Old and New Testaments. The Quran is a counterfeit attempt at creating a contrary religion to the Jews and Christians. What is written in the Quran is false and not to be trusted. It is designed to assault the God of Israel and to lead the reader into hell.

      I think that Erdogan is the Antichrist. I suspect that Fethullah Gulen will be the Cleric that tells the Islamic nations to worship Erdogan as Sultan over the Islamic world. The Bible calls him the False Prophet.

      So Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. He will be empowered by Satan to perform false miracles and to conquer the Islamic nations. Specifically Turkey will attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northwestern Syria and then destroy Damascus. Then Turkey will lead the forces that are now fighting in Syria into Israel. Jesus Christ will return in the air to turn them back. At that time Jesus will also take Christians into heaven. There will be a resurrection of the dead.

      Then there will be wars and natural disaster on earth for seven years. The Islamic nations will sorely oppress Israel. Then Jesus will return to wipe out the Islamic nations that have gathered against Israel. Jesus Christ will rule on earth forever.

    • W on January 19, 2018 at 2:17 pm
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    It’s happening today! Erdogan is rolling into Syria right now!

    • Lisa on January 21, 2018 at 11:07 pm
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    January 21, 2018. Yes, Erdogan is an Antichrist and he has now invaded Syria. He wants to kill the Kurds and Jews like Hitler wanted to kill the Jews. Satan is leading him and will possess him. Strengthen what is left, make disciples, do righteous acts. Trust God, trust Jesus, trust His Holy Spirit.

    1. Hi Lisa. Amen and God bless you.

      • Addy on June 29, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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      Recently after studying the Bible, I started realizing that it’s written about Israel and the middle eastern neighboring countries. I then read about the Islamic Antichrist and it all made sense.

      The Muslims believe in an endtime Messiah called the Mahdi. They believe prophet Isa (Jesus) will arrive around the same time. They seem to fit the Bible’s Antichrist and false prophet duo. Have you looked into this? Could Erdogan be their Mahdi?

      Here’s what I’ve learned from Islam’s eschatology:

      Imam Mahdi is the Antichrist figure: he appears at a time when the Middle East is in conflict, he will bring peace and reunite all Muslims (Sunnis and Shia).All muslims will follow him. He signs a peace treaty with the Jews. He will gather a large army to Jerusalem to fight the Antichrist ( the person the Jews believe is the messiah ) he will rule for 7-9 years.

      Isa (muslim Jesus aka false prophet): Jesus is who the Muslims call prophet Isa. He will appear around the time the Mahdi comes. He will tell the Christians that he is not the son of God and that he never told us to worship him. He will say he was never crucified on the cross. He will perform great signs and wonders even making fire come down from the sky. He will abolish Christianity by converting all the Christians and Jews to Islam. He submit to the Mahdi and do his biding. Anyone who refuses to convert to Islam will be beheaded.

      1. Hi Addy. Yes Turkish President Erdogan is the promised Mahdi. The top board of Muslim clerics in Turkey have already proclaimed Erdogan as being equal to Allah (or divine). Nearly every Islamic nation has already pledged allegiance to Erdogan as the leader of Islam.

        Most of Islam recognizes Turkish President Erdogan as the rightful Sultan of a revived Ottoman Empire or the Caliph of a new Islamic Empire.

        Ezekiel 38 describes Turkey as they lead the Islamic nations into Israel. The chief prince of Mesheck and Tubal is the primary governor among the provinces of Turkey. Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist.

    • Lisa on January 21, 2018 at 11:46 pm
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    There are 3 baptisms in the New Testament: baptism in water for remission of sins. We are also baptized with the Holy Spirit by Jesus. And, the Holy Spirit baptizes us into the body of Christ and we are seated in the heavenly realm. Do you have all 3? Please follow Jesus example and be baptized in the name of Jesus, God, and his Holy Spirit. Please do not face the throne in disobedience. If it was right for every New Testament Christian, isn’t it right for you? Simply any baptized believer can take you confession of faith that Jesus is the Son of God. Find a simple Church of Christ and receive the assurance of the new covenant.

  5. I have a question sir craig, is President Donald Trump is really for Jesus Christ? Because i saw some videos tells that he is one of the anti Christ? But base from other videos and pastors preaching he was prophesized as Cyrus in the book of Isaiah as a Chosen 45th President of America.

    Thanks for the answer.


    1. Hi Gershon. I don’t think that Donald Trump is mentioned in the Bible. No I don’t think that he is the Antichrist. Trump is pro-Israel. The Antichrist will speak against the God of Israel.

    • Priscilla P Rivera on February 18, 2018 at 5:48 am
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    Great discussion,very thankful for your website.What can you say about prince william role in the New world order?

    1. Prince William seems like a very nice young man. God bless him.

  6. Wow! Your article is very good. I am enjoying reading this. I haven’t heard much about Turkey but if they stand quiet then look like the hero, I can see how the other nations will think they solved everything. I see the truth in the scriptures about Jeremiah and Damascus! US strikes Syria tonight! We are in a Bible prophesy! I am ready for Jesus to come.

    1. Hi Michele. Thank you for your kind words. I am glad that you are watching. God bless you, Craig C. White

    • Danny J on June 13, 2018 at 6:03 pm
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    Craig, thank you for your analysis. I believe you have some solid points about Erdogan being the AC. However, his rule is also in dire jeopardy in the upcoming election. My question to you is will you pivot on your prediction if he loses the election? Would you think another Turkish leader would be the AC or are you certain it is Erdogan? Curious about your thoughts in this regard. Thank you in advance for all your articles. God Bless You!

    1. Hi Danny. I have been telling people that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist from the scripture for seven years. He is the “chief prince” or primary governor among the provinces of Turkey as described in Ezekiel 38:1-3. The term “chief prince” is a perfect way of saying “prime minister”. Thanks to Erdogan there will be no future Prime Minister of Turkey. Erdogan has changed the Turkish constitution and eliminated the position of Prime Minister altogether. Erdogan was Prime Minister for twelve years. He is the only person in history who can be identified as the chief prince of Turkey who clawed his way up to the top position of power in Turkey.

      Erdogan has already done several things that identify him as being the Antichrist. He has built the largest mosque dedicated to himself as the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in Istanbul. He built the tents of his tabernacle between the seas on the Bosforus.

      Christians had better open their eyes. Right now the Turkish Army is amassed near Hamah and Tell Rifaat (Arpad in Jeremiah 49:23). Erdogan called for early elections because he wants to attack these areas and destroy Damascus.

      Erdogan has vowed to conquer Damascus and also Egypt. Turkish President Erdogan has rallied the Islamic nations against the Golan Heights and also against Jerusalem. What more do you want from the Antichrist? Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. There is no need to look for another.

      You should get my books. They are very informative.

    • paul on July 5, 2018 at 2:18 am
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    Erdogan has won another election gifted more powers,

    the falling value of the Turkish Lire [money] has banks worried the country is about to suffer an economic crash

    Read wall street, and other reports on internet.

    the bible says the riches of Egypt and Libya Ethiopia, etc

    the ottoman empire that Erdogan wants… needs

    Daniel chapter 11 ;40 to 45

    the hooks in the jaws….


    the bible is always right

    1. Very astute Paul. Erdogan promised several years ago to reinstate ousted Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Morsi back into power in Egypt. Turkey has already begun building a large naval personnel carrier in order to invade northern Africa “by many ships”. Daniel says that the Antichrist will conquer Egypt and take their gold and wealth. Why don’t Christians know this? God bless you for knowing.

      By the way, I think that God will put a hook in the jaws (Ezekiel 38:4) of the Turkish led invaders when they enter northern Israel. God will cause them to retreat.

    • Carl on July 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm
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    Will Israel use it’s nuclear weapons against Turkey if Turkey attacks Israel? Will Turkey be part of the battle of Armagedan? The chance of Turkey attacking Israel is pretty slim. Even if Turkey attacks Israel I’m sure the United States would intervene.

    1. Hi Carl. Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 describe two separate Turkish led invasions into Israel. There is no indication that Israel uses nuclear weapons. In both invasions God intervenes directly to defend Israel. As a matter of fact, in Ezekiel chapter 38 I think that Jesus returns in the air to turn back the Turkish led invaders when they enter the Golan Heights. I think that this is the time that Jesus will gather his Church at the Rapture.

      Here is an article that compares Ezekiel chapter 38 to Ezekiel chapter 39.

    • Jenkinz Witness on August 6, 2018 at 4:56 pm
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    Hello Craig.
    Nowadays, I’m reading the life of Mohammad and his words. He claims that Jesus will come back before the end of the world as a Muslim, and Jesus will help Muslims. What do you think about the matter?

    1. Islam denies the deity of Jesus. So there is no way that Jesus could be a Muslim.

    • Joe on June 12, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    It has been like 6 years or more since you wrote this. Nothing has happened. So do you still think he is the antichrist? Just curious.

    1. Hi Joe. Everything has happened. Erdogan built his giant palace in Ankara. He built the tents of his Tabernacle between the seas on the holy mountain in Istanbul. That is he built his mosques on the bosphorus which separates the Black Sea from the Mediterranean Sea. The Turkish Army is in position right now to attack Hamah and Tell Rifaat in northern Syria as Jeremiah 49:23 says. Erdogan has become the chief ruler over Turkey by becoming President and eliminating the position of Prime Minister and also granting himself much greater power. Turkish President Erdogan is being lauded by the Islamic world as the rightful Sultan of all Islam. Turkey has conquered much of northwestern Syria and has made inroads into northern Iraq and Cypress and is threatening the Greek Isles. He has re-established an Ottoman Empire era naval base in Sudan. The new Ottoman Empire is creeping into more real estate. Erdogan also has his sites on north Africa including Egypt. He has vowed to reinstate Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi in Egypt.

      • Clint on October 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm
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      Hey Joe ! Come out from under your rock man, lots has happened !!

    • T'Ann on September 17, 2019 at 3:06 am
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    Hi, Mr. White,
    The world stage has changed a lot since June of this year. There are now actions being taken.
    Do you have an update, or any new information that might not be mainstream broadcasted?
    Thank you,
    God Bless

    1. Hi T’Ann. I post frequent news updates on my Facebook page.

    • SLynn on September 26, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    I’m very suspicious of Recept Erdogan. I’m also suspicious of Prince Hassan Bin Talal.

    1. Erdogan is poised to become the ruler of all Islam. Prince Hassan Bin Talal is making alliances with the US and Israel because he is fearful of Iran.

    • Brian Kelley on October 10, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    The stakes are rising as Erdogn blackmails Europe about a massive refugee influx. And the fighting intensifies. He’s definitely defiant. I’m surprised I don’t see more people coming to your website, Craig. The god of this world, satan, is blinding billions about the truth.

    1. He Brian. A few thousand have visited over the past few days.

      My book The complete guide to Syria in end time Bible prophecy has skyrocketed to the top of the charts.

    • John on March 23, 2020 at 8:38 pm
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    Are you aware that a movie has been made about Erdogan
    titled Reis which means Chief!!!!
    God Bless You’re Ministry

    1. Hi John. Pretty interesting. Erdogan movie title comes right out of Ezekiel 38

      The movie “Reis” (“The Chief”) traces the life of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

      In Ezekiel 38:1-3 we are told that the “rosh” (chief) prince of Turkey will lead the Islamic nations into Israel.

  7. Just wondering if you have done any study in the book psalms about these verses

    Psalm 8920 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him: 21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him. 22The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.

    the son of wickedness I think may be pertaining to the anti Christ. what do you think ?

    1. I just read Psalm 89 and looked up the words son of wickedness. Psalm 89 is a prayer to God by Ethan to remember God’s promises to King David to be faithful to establish his throne. This didn’t seem to be happening because Israel was going through difficult times. I think that the prayer was mostly for that specific time while David was king. I think that the term son of wickedness is used here to generally describe King David’s and Israel’s enemies at that time.

    • John on June 14, 2020 at 5:08 pm
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    Does not the Bible (KJV) say that the anti-christ will be brought up from the abyss?

    • John Kinney on August 10, 2020 at 5:46 pm
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    Just recently listening to Missler and learned that Anti-Christ actually means.

    Instead of Christ.

    Anti in the greek, and this would have come from the Greek Septuagint. Anti in the Greek means instead of, or replace of.

    So ANTI-CHRIST would in be in replace of Christ. A little different meaning. More deceptive and would be more likely deceive event he very elect.

    1. That is actually wrong. Get out your concordance and look up Antichrist. Anti means against.

    • Moshe on August 16, 2020 at 2:56 pm
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    “Lately Turkish President Erdogan has been claiming to be god! According to the Bible that is something that the Antichrist will do.”
    Any direct first hand original sound reference?

    1. Research this. You will find many examples. On Friday July 24th 2020 Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia exalting himself above the Christian God. Erdogan officially revealed himself to be the Antichrist according to 2Thessalonians 2:4.

      The highest board of Muslim clerics in Turkey declared Erdogan as being equal to Allah.

      After the failed coup attempt in 2016 Erdogan claimed that he was the promised Mahdi of Islam because of an Islamic prophecy that says that the conqueror of Istanbul is the Mahdi.

      During election rallies Erdogan performed false healings.

      Erdogan staged birds landing in his hair. This is another Islamic sign of the Mahdi.

    • Mateo R on October 15, 2022 at 6:07 am
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    Mr. White what is your view of Expositors comments concerning 2 Thessalonians 2??

    Expositor’s Bible Commentary, The – Volume 11: Ephesians through Philemon.

    Third, this individual “opposes and exalts himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped.” His direct and determined opposition to the true God will be a leading feature of the continuing apostasy. It will be especially marked by removal of the symbolic articles from the Jerusalem temple. The man of lawlessness will occupy the holy precincts in order to accept and even demand worship that is due God alone.

    This evidently is a Jewish temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem in the future. Dependence of these words on Daniel 9:26, 27; 11:31, 36, 37; 12:11 (cf. Matt 24:15; Mark 13:14) demands such a reference. There is no impressive evidence for understanding naon (“temple”) in a nonliteral sense. The well-known “abomination that causes desolation” is sometimes regarded as a person and sometimes as an act of desecration by that person (Mark 13:14) (Hubbard, Wycliffe Bible Commentary, p. 1364).

    The act of desecration to which this verse looks will transpire half-way through the seventieth prophetic week of Daniel 9:24-27, when the covenant made earlier with the Jewish people is broken. This will mark the climax of this lawless one’s career. Historically, a foreshadowing of this blasphemous intrusion happened when Antiochus Epiphanes desecrated the temple in Jerusalem just before the Maccabean revolt.

    The lawless man’s identity has been studied by many throughout the Christian era. Some deny that he is a historical person. They write off the terminology as detached from history and mythically oriented like the Jewish apocalyptic writings by which Paul was strongly influenced (Best, p. 289; J. Julius Scott, “Paul and Late-Jewish Eschatology—A Case Study, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12,” JETS, (Summer, 1972), (15:139-141). But closer scrutiny of the parallels between late-Jewish eschatology and Paul’s words reveals more by way of difference than similarity (Scott, pp. 141, 142).

    The relationship of this apocalyptic portion of 2 Thessalonians to Christ’s parousia (coming) confirms the impression that Paul must be referring to a single historical personage. Quests for such a person in the past and present have proved fruitless. Resemblances to Antiochus Epiphanes, Nero, Diocletian, one of the popes, and others may be admitted.

    But fulfillment of all details of the prophecy must await the future period of this man’s prominence. It is futile to suppose that Judas Iscariot, Antiochus Epiphanes, or Nero will be brought back to life to fill this role. “The man of lawlessness” will be a new historical figure whom Satan will energize to do his will in the world.

    As “man of God” in the OT regularly designates a divine prophet, the present “man of lawlessness” designates a false prophet, probably to be identified with the second beast of Revelation 13 (Rev 13:11ff.; 16:13; 19:20; 20:10) (Best, pp. 283, 284, 288). His primary function will be to preside over the religious apostasy in cooperation with the beast out of the sea (Rev 13:1ff.), who leads political opposition to God. As God’s chief opponent in Jerusalem whose background is probably Jewish (cf. Dan 11:36, 37), the lawless one will give religious leadership to complement the dominance of his associate over governments of the world’s nations.

    The presence of such an apostasy and counterfeit god will not escape international observation. The non presence of these things when Paul wrote proves his thesis regarding the nonarrival of the day of the Lord.

    1. This commentary assumes that the Antichrist will sit in the temple in Jerusalem. Turkish President Erdogan sat in the Hagia Sophia Cathedral in Istanbul. He says that the Antichrist will remove religious symbols. Erdogan covered all Christian symbols in the Hagia Sophia.

      This writer also equates the Antichrist sitting in the temple with the abomination of desolation standing in the Holy place. These are not the same events. Sitting is different than standing or being set up. These events happen at different times and in different places.

      2Thessalonians 2:4 says that the Antichrist will be revealed by sitting in the temple of God exalting himself above all that is worshipped. Turkish President Erdogan did this on July 24th 2020. Erdogan has fulfilled several other Bible prophecies that identify him as the Antichrist. It is High Time to Awake!

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