Vladimir Putin’s Role in History: Is He the Antichrist?

A reader asked in response to my article about the Obama-Antichrist speculation whether I thought that Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin could be the Antichrist. I suppose the reasoning behind this question is that I stated that my research suggests that Antichrist is going to rise from Russia.

Vladimir Putin has been the central figure of Russian politics for the past decade and potentially could remain the central figure in the next decade.

  • Although Putin is no longer the President of Russia, there is a loophole which makes him eligible to run for a new six-year presidential term in 2012. Even if Putin chooses to remain Prime Minister of Russia, he still would wield a lot of influence. In fact, some argue that Putin is still the man that runs the country and that the current Russian President is just a figurehead.

Given Putin’s position of power in an important country like Russia, asking whether Putin is the Antichrist is a good question. It’s a topic that I’ve wanted to write about in the past, but have not found a good way to introduce it. Therefore, in this blog post I’ll address whether Vladimir Putin is the Antichrist.

There are a few reasons why I do not believe Putin is the Antichrist.

  • The Antichrist is characterized as the “little horn” in Daniel 7:8, which implies he is a leader who arises out of relative obscurity. Putin is a well known leader throughout the world.
  • Recall that Antichrist will not desire women (Daniel 11:37). Vladimir Putin was married and was rumored to marry again in the future.

Putin also lacks the charisma that Antichrist likely is going to have. Although Putin speaks fluent German and Russian, he does not have a command of the English language. It is difficult for a person to gain the support and trust of English-speaking people when he or she lacks the ability to communicate effectively in English.

Vladimir Putin’s role in history is to help prepare Russia for the rise of Antichrist and to ensure that Russia remains a major adversary to the United States and Israel:

  • Israel and the United States can blame Putin for making the decision to startup Iran’s nuclear reactor this past weekend.
  • The biggest thing that I believe Putin has done so far since his rise to power is engineer the Georgian-Russian War in 2008 because that war brought the territory of South Ossetia under the control of Russia. The absorption of South Ossetia into Russia is very important because researchers profiled in a National Geographic article believe that the surviving remnants of the Scythians, the people whom Flavius Josephus identified as Magog, are located in South Ossetia (and North Ossetia). In effect, the land of Magog is now contained within the boundaries of Russia because of Putin’s war. The war makes it possible for Antichrist to originate in the land of Magog and to take control of Russia… More on this can be found at this link

Antichrist’s rise out of obscurity will involve the overthrowing of three leaders.

  • Dan 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

  • Dan 7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

It is possible that Antichrist overthrows Putin though I think there is a less than 50% chance that Putin is in power when it is time for Antichrist to begin his ascent.

  • The future is going to be highly unstable so it is going to be very difficult for any leader to maintain their position of power. Putin’s political survival is going to depend on his ability to suppress future civil unrest and his ability to manage Russia through a time of global turmoil. However, Putin will eventually be replaced… The question is whether he will be replaced peacefully or violently. If Putin is replaced by Antichrist it’s probably going to be violent…

34 comments: (+add yours?)

Anonymous said...

Good points. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I posted this a while back but I guess you just post what you think is popular about who the the antichrist might be. I'm sorry for coming out strong but you ignored my post and that's why I don't vist your forum. I'll post it again and see if you can find the time to discuss it.

VICARIUS FILII DEI (Latin)
(Which means Vicar of the son of god)
V = 5
I = 1
C = 100
A = 0
R = 0
I = 1
U (V) = 5
S = 0
______
Total = 112

F = 0
I = 1
L = 50
I = 1
I = 1
____
Total 53

D = 500
E = 0
I = 1
_____
Total = 501

Add all three and you get 666.

Here is a two part video which goes with this prophecy that is mentioned in the book of Revelation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-yhlsRwAAM&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knBnjy_lpYo&feature=player_embedded

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I'll watch the videos sometime, but I have my own 666 calculations.

Anonymous said...

putin is the antichrist and he is a falsely ressurected past leader.hitler. just sit back, watch and see.and watch Jesus destroy him with the brightness of His coming.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Don't think Putin is the falsely resurrected Hitler. Putin lacks the charisma of Hitler (which no world leader has at the moment). Plus he desires women.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I wrote 2 chapters where I try to show why Putin fits better the position of Antichrist than any other person in this planet.

There is a free 20-page booklet extracted from the real book here: www.obamaandputin.com

If anyone wants to take a look, just visit the website.

Times Magazine, US Today and other important publications asked a copy to review. Hope they will make it.

Best regards,

Fabio
obamaandputin.com

knight said...

It is so dumb to think the antiChrist is whoever you guys FEEL he is and back it up with some arbitrary calculations. COMMON SENSE: HE WON'T HAVE DUMBO EARS, WON'T LOOK NON-THREATENING, WON'T BE A SKINNY WIMP, OR A CRIPPLED PERSON OR AN OLD MAN OR LADY, AND WON'T BE A DWARF. It says that he will have a bold or stern face. Stop being morons.

http://eternian.wordpress.com

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I think you just posted that without actually reading the research behind my Antichrist candidate... There is no "FEELING" involved. There is research

www.prophecyproof.org/antichrist

Anonymous said...

The Pope is the anti-christ. Rome is the woman who sits on seven hills in Revelation. The description of the Son of Perdition describes the Pope in Thessalonians. He is referred to as the 'holy father'. Christ states 'call no man on earth your father'. He is the little horn in Daniel's prophecy with eyes and a mouth that speaks great things. But Russia will be in aliance with him in the last days and will sweep down and reclaim istanbul/constantinople with the Pope's blessing, and continue into Egypt/Mid East for personal gain.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I respectfully disagree, but you're entitled to your opinion.

Connie said...

Have you considered that the antichrist and his 10 cronies hate the whore and are responsible for her destruction? It hardly seems likely that the Pope and the Vatican represent the antichrist and the whore under those circumstances. Also it says the ten horns are ten "mountains" not ten hills and that they also represent ten kings. A mountain in the Old Testament stands for a nation, which would make sense since they also stand for ten kings. Also just for technicality's sake, the Vatican does not sit on the Seven Hills of Rome. It sits on Vatican Hill which is northwest of the Tiber. The Seven Hills are east of the Tiber and further south than Vatican Hill. It is not part of the Seven Hills at all. You can naturally believe what you want, but I thought perhaps you should be made aware of these little problems.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

Very good points.

Steven Curtiss said...

This has its roots in the Millerite theology, which is the begining of the adventist movement in the 1830's. It does not fulfill the puzzle piece well enough in the scriptures as the beast will have power to cause all men who do not have the mark to not be able to buy or sell (Revelations 13:16-17). More on this mark is written in Revelation 14:9-20; 15:2-4; 16:1-16, and none of these things can be accounted for with the reign of the Popes.

If you write the number 666 in Greek, the Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation in Greek, it seems to resemble the Aribic writing for Allah with crossed swords that represent Islam. The 12 Imam as Ahmadinejad tells us will rule in Iraq in the city of Babylon. The US dollar will collapse and a one world economy may take its place. If it does so in a rebuilt city of Babylon as the capitol all these prophecies and many more found in the scriptures will be fullfilled.

Sorry annonymous but your post is old and worthy of being ignored. Hope that I'm not being too strong.

Steven Curtiss said...

I agree with Connie. The reign of the poops... ahm... sorry. The reign of the Popes, does fit well with the Book of Daniel but does not fit with the Book of Revelation. I have come to the conclusion that their will be two great and abominable churches. The first the Catholic church that killed 100,000,000 saints in their 1260 year rule (Daniel 7:25; 12:7). They killed over 79,000 people a year compared to the Romans who killed about 7,500 a year. The Catholics killed anyone with any inspiration or desire to spread the truth like William Tyndale, creating a sort of spiritual death. The next great and abominable church as written of by John the Revelator is not yet. I believe that it may be fulfilled with Islam. This church will cause a sort of physical death by killing a much greater number of Christians in a shorter time frame, maybe 1260 literal days (Rev 12:6,14; 11:2; 13:5). This would also fulfill a great many other scriptures.

I believe that the Book of Revelation is not understood because so much has yet to be fulfilled, once fulfilled it will be one of the most easy to understand books in the Bible.

wa98006 said...

Hey ANONYMOUS VICARIUS FILI DEI I just watched your YouTube crap! What a bunch of B.S. Please who would follow a dead person that was resurrected. People would be freaked out! Come on what a load of crap you are using to try and deface the Catholic Church. People like you are the enemy. People that are attacking the only true church in end times. Our last fight (The Catholic Church) against evil is proven by people like you. You are part of the evil.

Craig said...

Putin "IS" homosexual, but he disguises this fact from the world. Putin "IS" the Anti-Christ. Someone close to me had a VISION given by God, that showed her the Antichrist lounging with his shirt off on a bed, surrounded by other men. The angel told her that he was Homosexual but the world was unaware of this. The Catholic Church colludes with the Antichrist in some way. When she had this revelation, she then knew what the antichrist LOOKED LIKE, but did not know his name!  When Putin was first elected President of Russia, not many people knew who he was. When we watched the news on TV, and they showed Putin's picture, reporting that he was the new President of Russia... She screamed for me to come look at the TV, saying:  "That's him!! That's the man in my vision!  The antichrist!!!"   -  She had her vision LONG BEFORE Putin was President.  WATCH HIS EVERY MOVE!  You will see this vision come to pass!  2012 is KEY!  There is a reason that so many prophecies point to this date, as the end times!  

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I don't think Putin is the Antichrist, but you're entitled to your opinion.  

Connie said...

Personally rather than depend upon visions or counting the gematria of people's names, or accusing the leader of a country simply because you believe he has to come from that country, to guess in advance at who the beast is, I would rather pay attention to the events unfolding and watch for any person who fulfills the events that are predicted.  By presupposing who we think it will be, we set ourselves up to miss who he is when he walks on the scene, because we are so convinced he has to be someone else.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I agree

Craig said...

He doesn't seem charismatic enough, or well liked enough, to fulfill such a role, but in a media-driven soundbite era, public opinion can change almost instantly. Europe has a crisis, Putin steps in and saves the day, he is hailed as a hero, the story goes viral, suddenly people are more interested in Putin, because it is unexpected, and piques their interest!  The current Pope is EVIL. He is also the Pope predicted to be the LAST POPE before the appearance of the antichrist. The Pope could lend RELIGIOUS legitimacy to Putin, and suddenly millions of Catholics worldwide change their view of him. Is Putin any more hated than Mike Tyson was at one time?  Tyson's image has now been revived, with just a few appearances on Oprah and a cameo in The Hangover!  Don't underestimate the power of the media to influence public opinion!  :-)


One religious sect in Russia ALREADY worships Putin as the reincarnation of The Apostle Paul. The only rung left on the ladder after that, would be Jesus Christ or Messiah!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/13/vladimir-putin-paul-the-apostle-worshipped_n_861637.html

Craig said...

The Catholic Church has "defaced" itself, by it's religious leaders practicing Pedophilia virtually EN MASSE!  And it's members DO NOTHING!  They allow these evil men who rape and molest LITTLE CHILDREN to CONTINUE their positions by simply moving them to another diocese. What did Jesus say would happen to those who offended one of those "little ones"?  Worship GOD, not religion!

Craig said...

http://ll-media.tmz.com/2009/08/04/0804_vladimir_putin_ap09080407547_ap_02-1.jpg

Craig said...

http://www.HomelessDJ.com

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I think the Antichrist will have real charisma instead of having to rely on the media to spin things for him. If you watch documentaries about Hitler, you can see how he could win supporters with his (demonic/unnatural) charisma. I think the Antichrist will have similar abilities, if not, greater.  Putin lacks that charisma

I didn't know about the religious sect in Russia, but it still pales in comparison with Albania's leader declaring Stalin a deity during the Cold War.  
http://prophecyproof.blogspot.com/2010/10/some-examples-of-men-being-literally.html

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

This is not unusual. Many political leaders, particularly the authoritarian ones, have photographers take propaganda photos and have artists create propaganda artwork 

Craig said...

http://civilservant.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/putin-tank-top.jpg

Craig said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jx3m5nFpRcQ&feature=youtu.be

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I wouldn't get too caught up in these propaganda images. They only portrayed him in a positive light. There's a video on the Internet of Putin getting booed at an MMA event, so not every media portrayal of Putin shows him in a positive light.

Baal said...

Old prophecy: The AntiChrist will start to "appear" on May 7th 2012, people will not know he is the Antichrist at that time, it could be 2013 or first half of 2014 when it will be clear "he" is the 3 rd Antichrist. Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as Russian president on May 7 in a glittering ceremony in the Grand Kremlin Palace. The ceremony, which cost 26 million rubles ($878,400), was attended by 3,000 guests and lasted for about an hour. Six Russian TV channels broadcast the inauguration ceremony live.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

There is no "3rd Antichrist".

Justin said...

All this guessing and wondering who when and where let us be patient and wait for if we are saved we have nothing to fear

Bob said...

We need to clarify a simple term commonly used. It is the
concept of "the antichrist" -- a term which NOT in the
bible. Do a search yourself.

We have:

"antichrist" and "antichrists" I John 2:18
"antichrist" I John 2:22
"the spirit of antichrist" I John 4:3
"an antichrist" 2 John 1:7

The word "antichrist" appears to be an adjective, a spirit, one of many but does not EVER refer to a single individual to arise in the end times.

The Beast, on the other hand, appears to be a single individual, but
still there are mention of many different beasts in prophetic scriptures.

So when speaking of the individuals to appear in the end times, we have the Beast and the False Prophet who are mentioned together. Never do the scriptures refer to "the antichrist" with either of
these entities. These points are very clear from scripture and we
should have all realized this by now. Let me suggest that using the
term "the antichrist" simply confuses people and distracts
from what the scriptures say about prophecy.

Let's not show ignorance regarding this any longer. The beast is the beast. The False Prophet is the false prophet. But there are many antichrists.

Prophecy Proof Insights said...

I fully understand the meaning of the term (in fact I have written an article on the nuances of the term). However, I use the term "Antichrist" because I try to relate to people. For instance, I don't really care to use the term "tribulation" to describe the future seven year period (I rather use the term "seventieth week of Daniel) but I often resort to using the term because people are so used to hearing the term "tribulation". Similarly, I use the term "Antichrist" instead of the term "beast from the abyss" because people are so used to seeing the term "Antichrist".

jason777 said...

Ur friend is a liar. Jesus said noeone will know who the son of perdition is until he unwittinly reveals himself. So u my friend or a fool and a fool in that order

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