Current Antichrist Candidates (2023)

This list is a run-down of the key figures we are watching with great suspicion. Basic biographical information is shown and reasons given why any of them might fit the role of the antichrist. While the antichrist might come from this list, it is also entirely possible he might not come from this list at all, so we urge our readers to keep their eyes wide open and their minds fervently fixed on God's Word. The antichrist will not be unequivocally revealed until after the rapture (2 Thessalonians 2:3, 7-8) or after the Abomination of Desolation. There is also growing speculation that the antichrist might be a fallen angel or Nephilim or some sort of spiritual entity that arrives after the War in Heaven described in Revelation 12.

Current Antichrist Candidates (1)

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Title & Position: Caliph Ibrahim; founder and leader of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS)

Age: 45 years old (possibly deceased)

Born: Samarra, Iraq, in the area of ancient Assyria

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: "The Assyrian", Daniel 11:37 (rejects YHWH and has multiple wives), rabidly anti-semitic and anti-Christian, beheads enemies, controls ancient Assyria, rejects Christ

Notes: The Bible refers to "the Assyrian" who would go up against Israel. If "the Assyrian" is the latter days' antichrist, then al-Baghdadi's prospects go up substantially. ISIS has become the most successful terrorist organization in human history, taking control of large swaths of Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Sinai. More Islamic groups join his cause every day. His followers frequently kill enemies by beheading, much like the antichrist of Revelation.


Current Antichrist Candidates (2)

Alexis Tsipras

Title & Position: Prime Minister of Greece

Age: 42 years old

Born: Greece in the area of the ancient Greek, Roman, and Byzantine empires

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: Very close match of Daniel 11:37, many anti-Israel statements and positions, born in the area of "the people of the prince who is to come", rejects Christ, the Greek Antiochus IV Epiphanes would be a fitting foreshadowing

Notes: A sudden appearance, only a couple years ago was considered a militant communist nobody, but is now the wildly popular Prime Minister of Greece. He is an atheist (no regard for any god - Daniel 11:37) and also living in a non-marital relationship with a woman ("or regard for the desire of women"). He has two children, one named after the god Apollo, and the other after the pagan prophet Orpheus. Young, attractive, and charismatic, he carries much of the same messiah-appeal in Greece as Obama did in the United States after his first election. For the first time in modern history he refused to follow the traditional Christian swearing-in ceremony. He was essentially elected with one purpose: to roll back austerity in Greece. If he succeeds, his popularity will skyrocket and he could be set for a grand entrance into a large leadership position in the EU.


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Current Antichrist Candidates (3)

Barack Obama

Title & Position: President of the United States

Age: 55 years old

Born: Either Hawaii or Mombasa, Kenya, on the 9th of Av

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: Many anti-Israel statements and positions, appears to reject John 14:6/Acts 4:12, Roman ancestry through his mother, came as the "peacemaker" ("by peace will destroy many")

Notes: Once the leader of the most-powerful military force on the planet, he has supported some of the most ungodly causes all around the planet including abortion, gay marriage, media hedonism, dictatorial executive privilege, Palestine, the Muslim Brotherhood, and on. There also exists an air of deception around him with numerous "my Muslim faith" gaffes, anti-Israel statements, and seeming underhanded support for Islamic militants in Libya, Egypt, Syria, and Iraq. At one time said that the Muslim call to prayer is "the most beautiful sound in the world" and wears a golden ring with the Shahada (Muslim declaration of faith). Obama has also publicly mocked the Bible, specifically Leviticus. However, he may be past his prime and is no longer president.


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Emmanuel Macron

Title & Position:President of France, Prince of Andorra

Age:39 years old

Born:Amiens, France

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist:Supports dividing the land of Israel, appears to reject John 14:6/Acts 4:12, Roman ancestry through both sides of his family, claims the title of "Jupiter", which was the chief pagan god (Daniel 11:36-37), fits the personality mold

Notes:He is the leader of one of the two most powerful countries in the E.U., the only technical "prince" on this list (see Daniel 9:26), unquestionably of Roman ancestry, pays homage to Rome and Roman gods and satirically calls himself "Jupiter", born on Israel's birthday, came to power in the very year the Tribulation might begin, and won the election with 66.06% of the vote. He is still very much a mystery. Macron may fit with Daniel 11:38 more than anyone on this list for a ton of scholars and commentaries recognize the "god of fortresses/strongholds" as none other than the Roman god Jupiter (see here).


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Jared Kushner

Title & Position:Senior Advisor to the President, de facto Chief Negotiator for Middle East Peace

Age:36 years old

Born:Livingston, NJ

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist:Denies that Jesus Christ is the Messiah (1 John 4:3, 2 John 1:7), possibly fulfills an alternative ancestral view of who the antichrist might be as an Orthodox Jew who will fulfill the Torah and claim to be the Jewish Messiah, possible Roman ancestry as well through various European family ties, apparently supports dividing the land of Israel

Notes:Donald Trump's son in law remains mostly a mystery, but he has risen in the ranks of world power very quickly. He caught the attention of the Bible prophecy community for two reasons. First, he was appointed by President Trump to lead the U.S. effort to make a final status agreement between Israel and Palestine. He has since made two separate trips to the Middle East, which are largely shrouded in mystery. His second trip occurred around the time of the Jubilee celebrations in Jerusalem and the 70th prophetic year anniversary of Israel. Second, in 2007, Kushner purchased the tower at 666 Fifth Avenue for $600+ $600+ $600 million dollars. Just coincidence?


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Javier Solana

Title & Position: Former Secretary-General of the WEU, NATO, and the Council of the EU

Age: 74 years old

Born: Spain, the area of the old Roman empire

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: Many anti-Israel statements and positions, direct Roman ancestry, atheist (Daniel 11:37), at one time leader of the WEU military alliance of 10 European nations (thought to be the 10 horns), rejects Christ

Notes: At one time all eyes were on him, and he was directly connected to the number "666" in a slue of ways. Though many pieces fit, it does appear he is way past his prime--his time may have come and gone.


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Justin Trudeau

Title & Position:Prime Minister of Canada

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Age:45 years old

Born:Ottawa, Canada

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist:Direct Roman ancestry (Daniel 9:26), anti-Zionist, pro-global government, promotes lawlessness and immorality (2 Thessalonians 2:3; see here), leader of the northernmost country on earth (some scholars argue the "king of the north" is the antichrist).

Notes:His full name is quite interesting, too: Justin Pierre James Trudeau. Peter (Pierre) and James were the top two leaders of the early Church. He named one of his sons Hadrien (French version of Hadrian), which is the name of the Emperor Hadrian who ruled from 117 to 138. Emperor Hadrian was one of two emperors considered the forerunners of antichrist (the other being Nero) because Hadrian desecrated the site of the temple by erecting a temple to the supreme pagan god Jupiter directly over the ruins of the Biblical temple. Hadrian is also the one responsible for renaming the land of Israel to 'Palestina' in 135 AD (Palestina is the Latin version of Philistia, the chief enemy of ancient Israel). Spelling variations of the French name "Trudeau" include Trudon and Trudel, either of which would make the number of letters in his name 6, 6, and 6: Justin (6) Pierre (6) Trudon/Trudel (6).


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King Abdullah II

Title & Position: King of Jordan

Age: 55 years old

Born: Amman, Jordan

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: Many anti-Israel statements and positions, amazingly both Roman ancestry though his mother and Assyrian ancestry through his father, rejects Christ & YHWH (Daniel 11:37), was literally a prince, his country is physically sandwiched between the potential kings of the north and south of Bible prophecy

Notes: He is relatively young and charismatic. Interestingly, his command of the English worldlingua franca is better than his Arabic. He is seen as peaceful and progressive and uniquely popular in both the West and the Muslim world. What makes him standout is that he is the direct descendant and the closest living relative to Muhammad himself. His probability went up considerably most recently with threats of invading Iraq to drive out ISIS. Iraq is the seat of ancient Babylon. He also happens to be the technical custodian of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which would give him power and persuasive influence to suggest rebuilding the Jewish Temple.


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Tayyip Erdogan

Title & Position: President of Turkey

Age: 63 years old

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Born: Istanbul, Turkey, in the area of the old Roman empire, a city known for its seven hills (like Rome and Jerusalem)

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: Many anti-Israel and anti-semitic statements and positions, Roman ancestry, ancestry of the troops that sacked the Temple in 70 AD, boasting many great things, no regard for YHWH (Daniel 11:37), rejects Christ

Notes: Turkey, once considered the most moderate Muslim country in the world elected its first Islamist since the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Having been in power for a number of years, Erdogan has effectively purged the pro-Western Kemalists from both the government and the military. He has made numerous threats on Israel and has made off-hand comments about the reestablishment of the Caliphate and Turkey's leadership role in a future alliance. Recently noteworthy was the opening of his personal presidential palace, "The White Palace", that is one of if not the biggest palace in human history. Perhaps most importantly is that he is from the area that likely produced many of the troops involved in the sack of the Temple in 70 AD, many scholars regard the leader and description of Gog/Magog in Ezekiel 38 as referring not to Russia, but to Turkey (if Ezekiel 38-39 and Armageddon are not separate battles, but the same, this would likely make Gog antichrist, and Erdogan the likeliest candidate). He is currently trying to pass the "kingmaker" bill in the National Assembly, which would give him significant power to stifle all dissent.


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Vladimir Putin

Title & Position: President of the Russian Federation

Age: 64 years old

Born: Leningrad, Russia

Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist: Supports dividing Israel, appears like the rider on the white horse who sets out to conquer

Notes: Putin is probably the least likely candidate on the list for two reasons. The first is that it is possible, but highly unlikely that he has Roman ancestry and completely unlikely that he has Assyrian ancestry. Secondly, at least outwardly he has positioned himself as the only person on the list who supports Christian values and the Church, though this support does appear to be inch deep. His likelihood goes up if Russia is indeed Gog/Magog (leader of the Ezekiel 38 coalition) and the battle is Armageddon rather than a separate earlier battle. Eyes have been on him lately because of the conquest of Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine, in addition to support for Iran and Syria.


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Zoltan Istvan

Title & Position:Founder of the Transhumanist Party and candidate for U.S. President

Age:44 years old

Born:Los Angeles, California

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Matching Biblical descriptors of antichrist:Direct Roman ancestry (Daniel 9:26), atheist (Daniel 11:37), rejects Christ (1 John 2:22), false messianic tendencies including offering his followers eternal life through "transhumanism", anti-Zionist, pro-global government

Notes:His first, middle, and last names each have six letters. He effectually denounces all forms of morality, calling morality "chains" (see 2 Thessalonians 2:3). He idolizes science and technology in possible fulfillment of Daniel 11:38 and he voluntarily had his hand implanted with an RFID chip (see here), which uniquely connects him with a possible implementation of the Mark of the Beast.


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