Revealing the Antichrist & False Prophet
Gulen threatens Erdogan
By Craig C. White
We are in the midst of an end time scenario in every way possible. I think that 2Thesalonians 2:1-17 tells us that the revealing of the Antichrist is the sign of the Tribulation and also identifies the nearness of the Rapture. I also think that Ezekiel chapter 38 tells us that the Antichrist will be a Turkish Prime Minister or “primary governor” of Turkey. Turkish ex-Prime Minister Erdogan is definitely Magog of Ezekiel chapter 38. He will invade Syria and then invade Israel soon. The Antichrist will be revealed with blasphemy, false wonders, and a seven year peace agreement concerning Israel. Turkish President Erdogan has recently claimed that he is god, and has also performed false miracles. Erdogan has also fulfilled several other Bible prophecies that identify him as the Antichrist. So I am convinced that Erdogan is in fact the Antichrist.
There remains a serious threat to Erdogan’s power. His name is Fethullah Gulen. Fethullah Gulen is an unconventional Muslim cleric who heads a wealthy religious/educational/business/political organization all about Islamic indoctrination and world supremacy. His Hizmet (meaning service) movement has been working subversively in Turkey for years to infiltrate the courts, police, military, and Turkish politicians.
Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gullen is in the news more and more these days. Fethullah Gulen is a billionaire businessman but above all he is a Muslim Cleric. Gulen and his organization called Hizmet have a huge following in Turkey and around the world. Above all things Fethullah Gulen wants the government and religion to combine once again in Turkey as it was during the Ottoman Empire. Gulen expects to return to Turkey one day as its chief Imam.
As the Turkish government seemed to be regaining control after the coup Turkish President Erdogan gave a speech blaming a certain resident of Pennsylvania for the military coup. That Pennsylvania resident is ousted Turkish Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Erdogan and Gulen have been arch enemies for the past fifteen years but I suspect that one day Gulen will praise Erdogan as the undisputed ruler of the Muslim world. I think that Fethullah Gulen will take his place alongside of Erdogan. I think that Fethullah Gulen will one fulfill his role as the False Prophet.
Fethullah Gulen is above all a Muslim cleric. He teaches a brand of Islam that is inclusive of other religions. He is a smooth talker but he is an Islamist at heart. Gulen is a billionaire business man. Fethullah Gulen also operates over 1000 schools around the world. There are 300 Gulen sponsored schools in Turkey. The Turkish court just stopped Erdogan from closing them. Gulen runs the largest charter school organization in the US with over 140 grade schools and prep schools. His grade schools and high schools teach that Islam must dominate the world. His schools also prepare young Muslim students to one day take positions as government officials. Fethullah Gulen has millions of followers all over the world.
Even though Gulen and Erdogan were once allies, over the past fifteen years they have become arch rivals. Turkish President Erdogan has accused Fethullah Gulen of operating a parallel government inside of Turkey. Fethullah Gulen has been accused of being behind a corruption investigation of several of Erdogan’s political allies including Erdogan’s son. It seems that Gulen sprang his political trap on Prime Minister Erdogan in 2013.
On December 17th 2013 the Turkish police arrested several sons of Turkish government officials. They also raided several Turkish banks. It seems that the police may have acted under the direction of Fethullah Gulen. Prime Minister Erdogan accused Gulen of using police power to hold the Turkish government and financial institutions hostage! Erdogan issued an arrest warrant for Fethullah Gulen for undermining the Turkish government.
Fethullah Gulen has been accused of doing all of this even though he was forced to leave Turkey over fifteen years ago. Since 1999 Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen has been living in the United States in Pennsylvania. Gulen lives in a palatial mansion under CIA protection.
Even though Fethullah Gulen now lives in Pennsylvania he still has a large number of his own operatives in the Turkish government. Gulen is also very popular with the Turkish people. A substantial percentage of Turks identify themselves as Gulenists.
Fethullah Gulen’s greatest desire is to see Islam dominate the world. He employs an all-inclusive policy towards Christianity and other religions. The leadership of the Catholic Church praises him for his teaching on respecting other faiths. Gulen speaks in melodic tones and practices poetic phrases. In my opinion Fethullah Gulen sounds like a lamb but he actually speaks the words of a serpent. Gullen shows the hallmarks of the end time Antichrist or more likely the False Prophet. He is bent on world domination and has been working very subtly for years to build his power base. He is also a leading Muslim cleric, although he seems to have developed his own way of practicing Islam. Gulen is my prime suspect for fulfilling the role of the False Prophet!
Check out Revelation 13:11 below. Most Bible teachers see a false World Religion represented here. The false World Religion has two horns or rulers. It is my guess that one of these two rulers could be the Pope representing the Catholic Church as well as Protestants. The other ruler could be the False Prophet representing Islam.
Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
This false World Religion will be created after the next World Empire is formed. So we may not see the False Prophet officially take his position for a while. But I am certain that the world will be able to see him as he rises to power. Right now Fethullah Gulen is in a colossal power struggle with Turkish President Erdogan. The first step to Gulen’s rise would be his reconciliation with Erdogan and his subsequent return to Turkey. I am keeping my eye on Turkish Muslim Imam Fethullah Gulen.
One way or another we are all very near the time of the revealing of the Antichrist, the Tribulation on earth, and the Rapture of the Church.