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Russia in the Bible?
Our attention is centered upon Ezekiel 38. This chapter, which is often linked with Daniel 11, has been a particular focus for Bible students in all ages. And no wonder, for it is one of the most dramatic chapters in the Bible. It portrays God’s people of Israel gathered back to their own land in the latter days, and then being attacked by a large confederate army led by Gog of the land of Magog. The main invading force comes from the north. The AV says they come from “the north parts”, but more recent translations render this as “far north” or “the recesses of the north” or “uttermost parts of the north”.
Do Ezekiel 38 and Daniel 11 Refer to the Same Events?
A satisfactory and comprehensive understanding of Daniel 11:40-45 has hitherto been prevented owing to the generally accepted idea that this prophecy and that of Ezekiel 38 both refer to the same specified power, time and event; but in the opinion of several students of prophecy, this is by no means the case. In his “Exposition of Daniel,”¹ even Dr. [John] Thomas appears to have experienced some difficulty in reconciling these predictions.
World War 2 and the Rise of Russia
The Second World War was thrust upon Europe by Germany in August 1939. Mr. Churchill again and again had warned this country of Hitler’s intentions, but all in vain as the then Prime Minister, Mr. Neville Chamberlain was the chief apostle of “appeasement” and did not see the obvious danger. Only nine months before the war, Churchill referred to Hitler’s anti-Christian philosophy in these words: “This is a power which turns Christian ethics, which clears its course by barbarian paganism, which vaunts the spirit of conquest, which derives its strength from perverted persecution.”