An interpretation of a Nostradamus prophecy goes to say that the third antichrist could rise in 2016. Its rise could lead to World War 3, a nuclear war or biological warfare that could last for 27 years. Christians will be persecuted. But while the United States has kept its eye on Russia as the greatest threat that could lead the world into such hapless state, Nostradamus may have actually spoken about China.
Nostradamus enthusiasts claimed that among his prophecies that came true were the rise of Adolf Hitler, the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers, and the September 11 terrorist attack. And now as the year 2015 is closing to an end, aficionados have been talking about the rise of the third antichrist that could happen in 2016 or any year thereafter until 2050.
Interpreting Nostradamus’ quatrains and Epistle, the Nostradamus Society of America hypothesized that the third antichrist will ascend from China. It will form an alliance with other Muslim nations and will destroy countries that believe in Christianity. Persecution will be highly militarized with Christians facing a horrific persecution according to the society’s interpretation.
The society outlined that Nostradamus seemed to have talked about the third antichrist possibly coming from a region east of the Black Sea, the eastern Europe, Asia and the Middle east. The army of the third antichrist will march towards Europe from the Caspian and Black Seas, passing through Albania and Armenia and then into Turkey and thereby invading the whole of Europe. “The grand Empire of the antichrist shall begin in the region of the former empire of Attila, the new Xerxes,” the society quoted Nostradamus, citing paragraph 23 of the epistle. The French philosopher intentionally used the names “Attila” and “Xerxes” as reference to personality traits and geographical areas, the society explained. The third antichrist will also deploy its naval fleet accompanied by the Libyans into the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas, according to the society’s interpretation. Malta, Euboea, Sicily, Sardinia, the Dodecanese Islands and the Cyclades will be collateral damage at this point of invasion.
Nostradamus had spoken about Russia in relation to the third antichrist. The past years, 2014 to 2015, saw tensed relation between Russia and the west (United States and NATO allies). The relations worsened in the wake of the Ukraine crisis and Turkey’s downing of the Russian bomber over the Syrian border. The Pentagon had spoken of how Vladimir Putin could be the world’s greatest threat. At present Russia and China are strong allies. Nostradamus, however, envisioned a northern king from Aquilon or a Russian leader that will ally with the west, according to the Nostradamus Society of America. If at the start of antichrist invasion and Russia remains at odds with the west, this leader will reverse his position and will rally in combat against the antichrist.
Russia and the west will fight against the third antichrist, and this war will last for 27 years, according to the society’s reading of Nostradamus prophecy. The antichrist will be defeated and peace will reign for the next one thousand years. According to the Nostradamus Society of America, if the third antichrist does not rise in 2016, other possible years will be 2019, 2024, 2026, 2030, 2038, 2041, 2043, 2044 and 2049.