What is Watchtowers position on the identity of the king of the North?

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  • blondie

    smiddy3 is correct;


    Final Campaign of the Northern King

    10. In what way does the angel describe the end of the rivalry between the two kings?

    10 Does the rivalry between the two kings continue indefinitely? No. The angel told Daniel: “There will be reports that will disturb him [the king of the north], out of the sunrising and out of the north, and he will certainly go forth in a great rage in order to annihilate and to devote many to destruction. And he will plant his palatial tents between the grand sea and the holy mountain of Decoration; and he will have to come all the way to his end, and there will be no helper for him.”​—Daniel 11:44, 45.

    11, 12. What recent political events have to do with the rivalry between the king of the north and the king of the south, and what have we yet to learn?

    11 These events are yet future, so we cannot say in detail how the prophecy will be fulfilled. Recently, the political situation regarding the two kings has changed. The bitter rivalry between the United States and Eastern European countries has cooled. Further, the Soviet Union was disbanded in 1991 and no longer exists.​—See the March 1, 1992, issue of The Watchtower, pages 4, 5.

    12 So who is the king of the north now? Is he to be identified with one of the countries that were part of the old Soviet Union? Or is he changing identity completely, as he has a number of times before? We cannot say. Who will be the king of the north when Daniel 11:44, 45 is fulfilled? Will the rivalry between the two kings flare up again? And what of the huge nuclear stockpiles that still exist in a number of lands? Only time will provide the answers to these questions.

    13, 14. What do we know about the future of the two kings?

    13 One thing we do know. Soon, the king of the north will conduct an offensive campaign that will be triggered by “reports that will disturb him, out of the sunrising and out of the north.” This campaign will immediately precede his “end.” We can learn more about these “reports” if we consider other Bible prophecies.


    AND In 2015

    As keen students of God’s Word, we wait with eager anticipation to see who in the near future will assume the role of “the king of the north.” But no matter who may take the lead in this coalition of nations, we are certain of two things: (1) Gog of Magog and his armies will be defeated and destroyed; and (2) our reigning King, Jesus Christ, will save God’s people and usher them into a new world of peace and true security.​—Rev. 7:14-17.

  • Vidiot

    Honestly, I've always suspected that the fall of the old Soviet Union really threw the Org leadership for a loop.

    One of the main Bad Guys in their End Times script suddenly ceased to exist (not to mention that the other one was virtually toothless by that time, too)...

    ...they've seemed somewhat reluctant to reassign that role, probably in case that happens again. :smirk:

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