The scholars say that you need to know the GRAMMATICAL meaning of Scripture. They look at the Scripture as made up of words. They go to their Greek, and they define what they think each word means, and how those words connect together grammatically.
The scholars say that you need to know the HISTORICAL CONTEXT of Scripture, so that the reader can understand what was being communicated according to the mind of the original audience. So they extrapolate based on Jewish tradition what they think was going on.
Both these approaches are flawed. The correct approach is a BELIEVING approach, where you get your King James Bible, and you read it as true. You trust every word of it (which eliminates the grammatical side) and you trust exactly what the Holy Ghost is revealing (which eliminates the historical context side).
The scholars doubt the words of God, and with their Grammatical-Historical method, make the Word of God of none effect.
RUSSIA IN BIBLE PROPHECY
There’s a lot of material on Russian in Bible prophecy. Russia and its leader are directly spoken about in Ezekiel 38 and 39. This is a future prophecy.
Confirmation of this idea can be found in many sources, including from reference Bibles (Scofield or Dake), popular books (e.g. by John Walvoord or Hal Lindsey), older books (e.g. by W. H. M. Milner or Thomas Foster) as well as old time commentators.
Not everything these people thought or said was right. But they agree in the identity of where Magog is, and it is Russia!
Here’s just one of many old books you can read, called “The Russian Antichrist” by George Pinhorn (1854), http://books.google.com.au/books?id=DkJVAAAAcAAJ
Introduction to Bible prophecy preached by Matthew Verschuur, on the 11th of March, 2014 at Victory Faith Centre.
MP3 (12.9 MB), 37:41.
Patience preached by Matthew Verschuur, on the 18th of May, 2014 at Victory Faith Centre.
MP3 (11.5 MB), 33:34.
The law of non-contradiction preached by Matthew Verschuur, on the 17th of June, 2014 at Victory Faith Centre.
MP3 (12.1 MB), 35:27.