Nostradamus predicted that three Antichrists would come to the world. It has been widely accepted that the first Antichrist is Napoleon and the second is Hitler. The third Antichrist, to appear at the end of the 20th century, has not been widely recognized.

In "In Reference to a Prophecy", Master Li Hongzhi referred to a "Great King of Terror". In many studies of Nostradamus, this King of Terror was widely believed to be the Third Antichrist.

In a lesser-known Quatrain, Nostradamus also provided some clues:

Century One, Quatrain 50:

"From the three water signs will be born a man who will celebrate Thursday as his feast day. His renown, praise, rule and power will grow on land and sea, bringing trouble to the East."

Jiang Zemin (Chinese President) was born in Jiang Su Province. His name contains two water signs: Jiang means river and Ze means lake in Chinese. His birthplace Jiang Su Province provides the third water sign. He first gained his national prominence in Shang Hai (Hai means sea). He now resides in ZhongNan Hai (Sea) in Beijing. During his presidency, China suffered from three major floods (1997, 1998, 1999).

Jiang Zemin's titles include that of President, General Secretary of the Communist Party, and Chairman of the Central Military Committee, all of which are three top positions in China. Jiang's crackdown on Falun Gong has brought grave tragedy to the Chinese people. He forcefully imposes Atheism on all people in Mainland China and opposes all religions (including Christianity). All of these facts agree with Nostradamus' description of the Third Antichrist.

The last sentence "bringing trouble to the East" may indicate that Jiang's destruction to the world will be limited to China or Asia. His propaganda effort in the West will bring no anticipated results. If we look at how the peoples and governments in the western world support and embrace Falun Gong, it becomes clear that the end is near for Jiang Zemin, the Third Antichrist.

Compared to his two predecessors- Napoleon and Hitler- his destruction to the world will be controlled and smaller in scope.

Nov. 21, 2000