The Turkey referendum last Sunday bestowed near dictatorial power to President Erdogan. I have maintained that ISIS is a premature and false Caliphate. I know this is way out on the end of a very long limb, but he is my best guess at the moment for the Antichrist.
After the “military coup” last summer he imprisoned just about anyone who opposed him in a purge. Estimates were at least 40,000 to more than 200,000. He is steadily moving Turkey toward a radical Islamic Republic (think Iran).
The discussion for a decade was when Turkey would be admitted to the European Union. The better question is when will the EU, which is fast becoming Islamicized, be admiitted to the Caliphate based in Istanbul?
Perhaps the most stunning clue was seen just a few days after the coup. Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars and the most influential global Muslim cleric, endorsed Erdogan as the “Supreme Leader” of the entire Muslim world. He was joined by a host of other prominent Muslim scholars from around the globe. (Qaradawi has a TV viewership of 60 million each week. He also led prayers in Cairo in a gathering of 2 million Egyptians on one occasion.) The proclamation of Erdogan was widely publicized throughout Islamic media, but not a whisper in the West. Thanks to ex-terrorist believer Walid Shoebat for translating the proclamation into English:
It consists of what many viewed as a direct command from heaven itself to Erdogan declaring that “Allah” including “the angelic host” and “the saints” appointed Erdogan to be given allegiance by all Muslims including all Muslim scholars from all four corners of the globe:
“Allah is with you and all Arab and Muslim nations are with you including all freedom loving people are with you. We, all the Muslim scholars, in the four corners of the globe, are with you. The Angel Gabriel and the righteous one [in heaven] are with you. And after that the angels will be revealed.
We are all with you. It is because you have stood with righteousness against evil. You are with justice against injustice…
Dear President, lead Turkey as you wish and as we wish … we will be with you giving you strength and will support your party and your loyalists as Allah instructed “O ye who believe fear Allah and stand with the righteous …”
Is Erdogan the Antichrist? Of course I don’t know, but he certainly is a leading candidate.
Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come. 1 John 2:18
And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. 1 John 2:22
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists (Read more)