Anti: Contrary, opposite substitute.
Christ : From the Greek Χριστος (Christos) and Latin Christum, anointed
Throughout history the Anti-Christ also designated the people who were against Christianity, so then the Antichrist could be anyone who was against the Messiah and what he represents. Under this reasoning, we understand that throughout history there have been many antichrists and those not in agreement with the doctrine of Christ.
In the New Testament in the words of Jesus given to the apostle John in his first letter 1 John 2:18 : "Children, it is the ending of Time. As you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now are there many antichrists whereby we know that is the Ending of Time (or End Times). "
Anti-Christ will be Anti-Life
Anti-Christ will be Anti-Life
In the Bible is revealed the somewhat scary idea (for those who are not safe in the arms of Faith and God) that an anti-christ will be loosed in the world and will be known by signs of a specific nature identifying him. With the coming of this person who will have great authority in the culture and holding a world-view glorifying all things non-Christian from sex to love of the flesh to distorted standards leading the lost to even greater sin being the very incarnation of all things that are not divine, effectively ruling with fear instead of love, this anti-christ will be like an angel to some but in truth a singer of rotten council and violent motive, a true prince of evil if ever there was one.
Dan. 11:43; Rev.
Rev. 6:2; 13:2
2 Thess. 2:4; Rev.13:8 Rev. 17:12
2 Thess. 2:4, 11;
Ps. 2; Dan. 11:36;
2 Thess. 2:10
2l Details concerning the Coming Antichrist
I. He'll be an intellectual genius.
2. He'll be an oratorical genius.
3. He'll be a political genius.
4. He'll be an industrial genius.
5. He'll be a military genius.
6. He'll be a spiritual genius.
7. He'll start by manipulating the Western energy block.
8. He'll create a seven-year covenant with Israel and break it after three-5 years.
9. He'll make an effort to destroy all Israel.
I0. He'll destroy the false religious system to ensure that he might rule unhindered.
ll. He'll set themself as God.
I2. He'll briefly rule all world nations.
13. He'll be absolutely crushed through the The almighty Jesus in the Doomsday of ·Armageddon.
I4. He'll be the very first creature tossed in to the lake of fire.
I5. He'll be an expert of deceit.
I6. He'll profane the temple.
l7. He'll be companionship with Satan himself.
How Will We Know When?
According to Christian belief the Antichrist will appear in the form of a man controlled by Satan , the enemy's personal supreme God .
It will be the evil incarnate in a man. Hence they are given different names such as the Man of Sin , Son of Perdition, the Beast (as an equivalence between this character of Revelation and the Antichrist), the Abomination of Desolation, etc..
We will know, in particular according to the beliefs of many protestant denominations, the coming will be due to various factors such as an unprecedented global boom in the occult , decline in morals and values. Then will be pursued those who have been left behind at the Rapture of the Church and receive the salvation of Jesus Christ, in a period called "The Great Tribulation "which will be equally sinister proportions, and finally the Mark of the Beast (the 666) will appear plainly, (again, following the symbolic language of Revelation).
At the end of its dominance in the Humanity , the Antichrist will be defeated by the forces commanded by Jesus Christ, who throws him into the lake of fire .
2 Thcss. 2:3
2 Thess. 2:3
2 Thess. 2:8
18. He is going to do everything based on his own selfish will.
19. He'll not regard the God of his fathers.
20. He won't have the need of ladies.
21. His god would be the god of energy.
6- Names for that Coming Antichrist
l. The small horn
2. The willful king
3. The embodiment of sin
. 4. The benefactor of perdition
5. The wicked one
6. The beastly animal
Characters identified as the Antichrist
Because the Antichrist has taken on a variety of meanings:
It also extends to any person who, knowing the gospel or not, refuses to believe that Jesus is the Christ, whether claiming a non- biblical . Also included in this denomination who denies his divinity or resurrection, relegating it to the shape of the human reality.
The antichrist is any person, ideology and political or economic system that threatens the lives and human rights.
In Christian history is popularly considered antichrists those characters who were accused of creating alleged beliefs different from those of Christianity.
Some Christian tradition identifies the antichrist as:
- The Antichrist will impersonate Christ, fighting against Him
- The Antichrist misrepresent the teachings of the Gospel through its new doctrine.
- The Antichrist will deny the divinity of Christ, deny that Jesus was the son of God.
Description of the Beast
On the other hand, there are interpretations that embody the Antichrist, but identify it based on the words of Jesus in the Gospels, but with many who call themselves the Messiah and Savior, to San Juan in his letters anyone can be an antichrist, provided that their attitude (even if self-confessed Christian) go against Christ, which fits perfectly with the etymological meaning of the word Antichrist.
Description of the Beast
In Revelation , through a highly symbolic language characteristic of apocalyptic genre , the beast is described as a monster with seven heads and ten horns (and each horn, ten diadems ), with a body like a leopard, feet Bear and jaws of a lion . He says he is inspired by the Devil and have the power to fight against God. Daniel 7:19-21 .
According to many scholars, Beast is called the structure of totalitarian power (imperial). By imposing on people a way of life (as opposed to God), its worship is inspired by a propaganda similar to the Roman imperial cult in the totalitarian or fascist . It may even be mortally wounded and healed by another beast, another Empire, who would be responsible for strengthening their worship. Rev 13:11-12 .
The whole description can be seen as a metaphor that we can find in Daniel 4 , in which a government would be ten kingdoms that were part of the late Roman empire to dominate the Earth and join training as the last great global empire, led by the person of the Antichrist.
Anti-Christ in Other Beliefs
In the eschatology Islam , teachings on the Antichrist (Al Massih Al Dajjal) in Islam are referenced from the "Spiritual Discussions" of the Prophet Mohammad, referred to in Arabic as "Al-Ahadiths". The Quran does not mention the Antichrist, but speaks of "Gog and Magog, symbol of the Antichrist.
In Zoroastrianism , the chief spirit of evil Ahriman is incarnate in the snake Lahak and will be defeated by the Messiah (Saahyant).
In the philosophy of the German Fredrick Nietzsche his Antichrist is he who has contempt for the Christian doctrine and to denounce the falsehood that denies comes when man's spiritual freedom.
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Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on February 19, 2018:
Revelation 13's beast is the integrating of every Old Testament prophecy that went against the divine plan and is the nation Lucifer (Isa. 14:12) will make into a totalitarian "Judah of Prophecy" (Gen. 49:8-12 & Micah 5:2) as the last "praised"nation. the following is the interpretation of that beast's symbolism.
Since John was on the Island of Patmos he was near the east bank looking westward means he was looking at something coming out of the Atlantic Ocean instead of the Mediterranean Sea. IT MUST BE RECOGNIZED at that time the Americas asleep to that world therefore let us look at the Americas after determining what the "seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns" mean and then for any nation embodying a leopard, bear's feet and mouth of a lion.
Looking at the Americas we find 7 major nations represented as "heads", 10 waring or war-torn nations represented as "horns" and 10 passive and content nations seen as crowns. The primary "beast" would have to be the leading head United States of America that is described as a leopard or "sly and cunning" since leopards herds it's prey to the place for an easy kill. The description of a bear's feet shows a strong military might and mouth of a lion means it speaks royally of itself and the United States is both the strongest military power on the earth and has always proclaimed her greatness as Trump is Reminding us.
As for Gen. 49:1 & 8-12: 1 And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days [end of civilization].
8 Judah [the end time's praised nation], thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise [European nations]: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies [economic sanctions preventing consuming]; thy father's children [all other nations] shall bow down [subject themselves to her] before thee.
9 Judah is a lion's whelp [young nation and offspring of a "queenly" nation, Great Britain]: from the prey [at birth], my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion [acting as an old nation]; who shall rouse him up [being the only nation with Atomic weapons (Zechariah 5:1-4) who will make war with her]?
10 The sceptre [law making right] shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet [walking on the laws she imposes on other nations], until Shiloh [the christ] come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people [to survive the end of civilization] be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass's colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine [walking, Isa. 63:1-3], and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine [bloodshot], and his teeth white with milk [slightly yellow].
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem [house of bread] Ephratah [plenty; the U.S. is called "the land of plenty"], though thou be little [originally last, then least and not little] among the thousands of Judah [means praised], yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel [endures the end Mat. 24:13] ; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting [all prophecies, Biblical and others].
Alexander Gibb from UK on January 11, 2012:
This is a fascinating subject.
1Jn 2:18 KJV Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
John wrote 2000 years ago to believers reminding them '... it is the last time...' Did he get it wrong? My Hub 'Are We Really Living in the Last Days?' explains my view in more detail.