BICOG claims that the President of the USA is the King of the North

Donald Trump


A reader sent me the following last evening:

BICOG has identified NATO as the beast and the POTUS as the king of the north.

I responded that this view was “totally wrong.”

To check this out further, I decided to visit the BICOG (British Israel Church of God) website as well as watch a video that BICOG’s Peter Salemi produced about this titled Breaking News-Will Donald Trump be the King of the North Daniel 11:45..

In it, Peter Salemi made several odd and unbiblical claims.

He stated that the senior US President George Bush was the King of the North that fulfilled Daniel 11:40-43 back with the Gulf War in 1990. That is absurd. Let’s look at what those verses state:

40 “At the time of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through. 41 He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow at his heels. (Daniel 11:40-43)

The Gulf War in 1990-1991 was code named Desert Shield. The USA led a coalition against Iraq mainly because of its invasion of Kuwait.

Daniel 11:40 tells of a war between the King of the North and the King of the South. While Iraq is expected to support the coming King of the South, it is not the King of the South itself. The King of the South will be south of Jerusalem and Iraq is mainly east of Jerusalem.

Daniel 11:41 states that the King of the North will then overthrow many countries. In the Gulf War, the USA liberated Kuwait. It did not even overthrow Iraq, though it beat it on the battlefield.

Daniel 11:42 states that the land of Egypt will not escape the King of the North. The USA did not invade Egypt during the Gulf War.

Daniel 11:43 states that the King of the North will “have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt.” This also did not happen with the Gulf War.

Peter Salemi also claimed that the junior US President George Bush was the King of the North who fulfilled Daniel 11:44 with the ‘war on terrorism.’ Let’s look at Daniel 11:44:

44 But news from the east and the north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. (Daniel 11:44)

The ‘war on terrorism’ did result in a regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan. But this is not a fulfillment of Daniel 11:44. Daniel 11:44 is tied into scriptures such as the following:

50:41 “Behold, a people shall come from the north,
And a great nation and many kings
Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth.
42 They shall hold the bow and the lance;
They are cruel and shall not show mercy.
Their voice shall roar like the sea;
They shall ride on horses,
Set in array, like a man for the battle,
Against you, O daughter of Babylon.

43 “The king of Babylon has heard the report about them,
And his hands grow feeble;
Anguish has taken hold of him,
Pangs as of a woman in childbirth…”(Jeremiah 50:41-43).

1 The burden against Babylon which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw…

17 “Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them,
Who will not regard silver;
And as for gold, they will not delight in it.
18 Also their bows will dash the young men to pieces,
And they will have no pity on the fruit of the womb;
Their eye will not spare children.
19 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms,
The beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride,
Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. (Isaiah 13:1, 17-19)

11 Make the arrows bright!
Gather the shields!
The Lord has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes.
For His plan is against Babylon to destroy it,
Because it is the vengeance of the Lord,
The vengeance for His temple. (Jeremiah 51:11)

Essentially, Daniel 11:44 is telling us that a Eurasian power (which is north and east of Europe) will rise up against the European King of the North (watch also Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?).

Peter Salemi claims that Donald Trump is expected to be the King of the North who will fulfill Daniel 11:45. Let’s look at that verse:

45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him. (Daniel 11:45)

This is not a prophecy about Donald Trump.

As far as the sequence of Daniel 11 goes, notice that the late WCG Pastor General Herbert W. Armstrong wrote the following:

In Daniel 11:21, referring in original, typical fulfillment to Antiochus Epiphanes, there shall stand up a vile person…So once again before the second coming of Christ, a vile leader will stop the daily sacrifices being offered…This same prophecy spoken by Jesus is also reported by Luke…21:20-24 (Armstrong HW. Personal, Plain Truth magazine, June 1967).

Thus, Herbert W. Armstrong clearly taught that starting at least from verse 21, that Daniel 11 had a dual/future fulfillment.

And it is the same person who is the final biblical King of the North from Daniel 11:21 through Daniel 11:45. For more details about that, check out the article Who is the King of the North?

In the same video, Peter Salemi implies that NATO is the endtime Beast composed of iron and potter’s clay, which seems to be a reference to Daniel 2:41-43. Basically, he says that the alliance of the USA with Europe in NATO is that combination. He says that China will do something that will cause NATO to end. I do not share his view on that.

The Book of Revelation identifies the Beast as an individual (Revelation 13:1-10) that will be destroyed upon Jesus’ return (Revelation 19:19-20). Thus, it cannot be NATO.

When I checked out more at BICOG’s website last night and today, I found that Peter Salemi had written improper and negative things about me. This was a surprise as I do not believe I had ever posted anything negative about him before nor have we met.

As far as his own background, Peter Salemi, says he began to attend with CGI in 1992 and left there in 1997 (CGI was founded by the late Garner Ted Armstrong).

BICOG is another non-Philadelphian group that is misleading people on prophecy and other matters. Those who rely on groups like BICOG will not possibly know when the Great Tribulation will begin, as well as have other spiritual problems. BICOG is one of many groups with that problem (for more details, see The Laodicean Church Era).

Donald Trump is NOT possibly the final King of the North of Daniel 11 and will NOT fulfill Daniel 11:45.

I perhaps should also add that in the sequence of Daniel 11, the USA itself gets taken over in verse 39, hence no President of the USA can possibly fulfill Daniel 11:40-45 (see also USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses).

It does matter which COG you pay attention to and support.

We in the Continuing Church of God “have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts” (2 Peter 1:19, KJV).”

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Donald Trump in Prophecy Prophecy, Donald Trump? Are there prophecies that Donald Trump may fulfill? Are there any prophecies that he has already helped fulfill? Could a Donald Trump presidency be apocalyptic? A related video is titled: Donald: ‘Trump of God’ or Apocalyptic?
The Philadelphia Church Era was predominant circa 1933 A.D. to 1986 A.D. The old Radio Church of God and old Worldwide Church of God, now the remnant of that era is basically the most faithful in the Church of God, like who hold to the beliefs and practices of the Continuing Church of God.
The Laodicean Church Era has been predominant circa 1986 A.D. to present. The Laodiceans are non-Philadelphians who mainly descended from the old WCG or its offshoots.  They do not properly understand the work or biblical prophecies and will face the Great Tribulation if they do not repent. One video of related interest is 17 Laodicean Errors in Prophecy.
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? In the Spanish language check out ¿Quién es el Rey del Norte? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2017, 2018, or 2019? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2016 o 2017? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language sermon videos: The Great Tribulation from the Mount of Olives and Can the Great Tribulation begin before 2020? A shorter video is: Will the Great Tribulation Start in 2017?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
European Technology and the Beast of Revelation Will the coming European Beast power would use and develop technology that will result in the taking over of the USA and its Anglo-Saxon allies? Is this possible? What does the Bible teach? Here is a related YouTube video: Military Technology and the Beast of Revelation.
Must the Ten Kings of Revelation 17:12 Rule over Ten Currently Existing Nations? Some claim that these passages refer to a gathering of 10 currently existing nations together, while one group teaches that this is referring to 11 nations getting together. Is that what Revelation 17:12-13 refers to? The ramifications of misunderstanding this are enormous. A related sermon is titled Ten Kings of Revelation and the Great Tribulation.
Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. Information is also in the YouTube sermons titled Where are the Ten Lost Tribes? Why does it matter? and British are the Covenant People. A short YouTube of prophetic interest may be Barack Obama and the State of the Apocalypse.
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Is the USA now an Evil Empire? Dr. Thiel gives many reasons to consider. A related video is also available: Is the USA an Evil Empire?
USA in Prophecy: The Strongest Fortresses Can you point to scriptures, like Daniel 11:39, that point to the USA in the 21st century? This article does. A related sermon is titled: Do these 7 prophesies point to the end of the USA?

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