Christopher Jon Bjerknes
For centuries, Jewish converts to Christianity have been teaching Gentiles the myth that Russia is the Magog of the Jewish book of Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39. Jewish converts to Christianity have long propagandized the genocidal myth that Russia will produce the anti-Christ and must be utterly destroyed. These Jewish propagandists fail to mention the fact that according to the Christian book of Revelation 20:6-8 the battle against Gog and Magog is post-Millennial and cannot be identified with Russia for a number of reasons,
"6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. 7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, 8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea."
The Zionist Scofield Reference Bible has been one major source of this Jewish Zionist myth that Russia must be destroyed in the "Battle of Armageddon". But we have more modern Jewish Christians pushing this Jewish Zionist myth on mainstream media, including one Joel C. Rosenberg, who was an aide to Benjamin Netanyahu and worked with other Israeli Prime Ministers. Rosenberg appeared on Glenn Beck's CNN program, where he stated, imter alia,
"Well, I sort of lived a little schizophrenic life, because professionally, I've been working for former Israeli prime ministers and deputy prime ministers, American political leaders.
But personally, I'm an evangelical Christian from an orthodox Jewish heritage. My family actually escaped out of Russia around 1907 when the czar was trying to wipe out of the all the Jews.
So personally I have had a fascination with what do the Bible prophecies say about the coming of Jesus. And where does Russia fit in? Where does Israel fit in? Where does Iran and these Middle Eastern countries fit in?"—Joel Rosenberg as quoted in the transcript of "GLENN BECK: Encore Presentation: Honest Questions about the End of Days", CNN.com, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0704/27/gb.01.html
It is a fair question to ask if Mr. Rosenberg's perspective on Russia has been colored by his view that, "the czar was trying to wipe out of the all the Jews." One might also wonder if Rosenberg is biased to favor an anti-Iranian and anti-Russian interpretation of the Bible by his close contacts with Israel's chief leaders. Rosenberg stated, among other things,
"Well, Gog is not a name. We're not talking about Fred Gog or Dmitri Gog. This is a title, like a pharaoh or a czar. He's a political meter (ph). He's a tyrant. He's described in Ezekiel Chapter 38 as having an evil plan.
He's in charge of a territory called Magog. When you go and do the historical detective work and discover what does that mean in modern territory, you find that it's Russia. I document that in the book 'Epicenter'. Doctor LaHaye has written about it extensively. And Tim and Jerry wrote about it in their first novel, 'Left Behind'.
So you've got Russia and a Russian dictator. The next country that they're allied with is Persia. Well, until 1935, Persia was the official legal name of Iran.
So you have a Russian-Iranian alliance with another group of Middle Eastern countries, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, a group of others, Sudan. But what's fascinating is, in the 2,500 years since Ezekiel wrote that prophecy, Russia and Iran have never had a military alliance, until now."—Joel Rosenberg as quoted in the transcript of "GLENN BECK: Encore Presentation: Honest Questions about the End of Days", CNN.com, http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0704/27/gb.01.html
As Rosenberg has noted, another arch-Zionist, United States Senator and Presidential candidate, John McCain stated in the context of an aggressive American attack on Iran,
We have an obligation to confront the Zionists with their dangerous mythologies and to warn the Russians and the Iranians that this propaganda war is being waged against them, and threatens their very existence—and ours.