Nobody can know!!! Nobody can know!!! Nobody can know!!!
Yes we can know!!!
By Craig C. White
OK folks, here is a typical response that I receive from Christians when I tell them that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. They generally tell me that “nobody can know”. Know what? It seems that Christians believe that nobody can know anything, but that doesn’t stop them from instructing you when you say that you do know.
Well my Bible says that only The Father knows the time of the second coming.
Many Christians say that nobody can know the time of Jesus Christ’s Second Coming. First of all, the Second Coming of Jesus Christ has nothing at all to do with the revealing of the Antichrist. Christians are not looking for the Second Coming. We are looking for the day of the Rapture. The Second Coming of Jesus Christ happens at the end of the Tribulation period when Jesus returns to rescue the nation of Israel from the many nations that have gathered against it. But is that statement even true? Of which day and hour does nobody know?
A lot of Christians point to the following verse and conclude that nobody can know the day of Jesus Christ’s Second coming, or that nobody can know the day that Jesus Christ will return to rapture his Church.
Matthew 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 his Second Coming. Jesus is not even referring to the Rapture. 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. The Great Tribulation is a three and one half year period that happens during the second half of the seven year long Tribulation period predicted in Daniel 9:27.
Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
Jesus warned of great danger in Jerusalem and Judea at a time when its citizens were living their daily lives as usual. He said that it would be like the days of Noah just before the flood. It would be a surprise. He said that life would be going on normally just like in Sodom before God rained fire upon the city. The following verses do not pertain to Church age believers. They are not describing an abundance of sin on earth. They are not describing the days before the Rapture. They do not even refer to Jesus Christ’s Second Coming. These verses apply to the region around Jerusalem. It will be life as usual just before the Antichrist makes a surprise attack on Jerusalem and Judea during the middle of the seven year long tribulation period. This begins Jerusalem’s Great Tribulation (Mat 24:21).
Luke 17:26-29 And as it was in the days of Noe (Noah), so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; 29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
So nobody knows the day and time that the Antichrist will attack Jerusalem. Nobody knows because it will be a surprise attack. Jesus instructs the residents of Judea to WATCH!!!
The Bible instructs us to know and to watch so don’t allow the idea that “nobody can know” to spoil your viewpoint.
We as Christians are not now looking for Jesus Christ’s Second Coming. We are expecting Jesus to return to rescue believers from a terrible time of trouble on earth. The Apostle Paul told us that two events must happen before the Church is rescued (or raptured). Those two things are the falling of Satan from heaven to earth and the revealing of the Antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2:3). Well my friends I am telling you that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist and that the Resurrection and Rapture, and the Tribulation are near. Yes we can know!!!