Gog, Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Presence of God

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This is a very good article outlining the differences between Gog of Magog and the Antichrist. It also shows many of the differences between Gog/Magog of Ezekiel 38-39 and Armageddon. This article refutes the claim of "Islamic Antichrist" proponents who argue that these two people are the same and that the two wars are the same. Very well done article. :thumbup

NOTE: This article is posted only in brief form as the forum software here does not post tables properly. You will need to click on the article link and view the article on RF so that you can see the excellent points the author makes in his article. It's well worth the read!


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Gog, Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Presence of God

Gog, Antichrist, Armageddon, and the Presence of God
By Douglas Berner

There is a considerable focus in prophetic circles on Armageddon. Many authors are closely following the events in the Middle East and warning of the impending approach of the final war. The question is frequently asked, "How close are we to the End Times and the Tribulation?" In this context most authors immediately focus on the Antichrist, his seven-year covenant of peace with Israel, and the war of Armageddon. Some authors mention the prophecy of Ezekiel 38-39 (Gog and Magog) and note that it could come before the war of Armageddon. A few, such as Arnold Fruchtenbaum, Peter Goodgame, Grant Jeffrey, Randall Price, and I have argued that the invasion of Gog and Magog will occur as a pretribulational event, and thus could be fulfilled in the near future. Other authors, such as Robert Van Kampen, Arthur E. Bloomfield, Michael Heiser, and Walid Shoebat equate Ezekiel's main character Gog with the Antichrist and the invasion of Israel by Gog and Magog with the war or campaign of Armageddon.

This article will examine some of the primary characteristics revealed by scripture regarding the end-time leaders of Gog and the Antichrist, and the prophetic wars of Gog and Magog and Armageddon to determine the accuracy of the claim that they are the same leaders and the same wars.

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