25 Facts About Antichrist


The term Antichrist is found five times in the New Testament, solely in the First and Second Epistle of John.

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Three other images often associated with the singular Antichrist are the "little horn" in Daniel's final vision, the "man of sin" in Paul the Apostle's Second Epistle to the Thessalonians, and the Beast of the Sea in the Book of Revelation.

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Consequently, attention for an individual Antichrist figure focuses on the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians.

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Antichrist opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God.

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However, his readings of the Antichrist were more in broader theological terms rather than within a historical context.

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Antichrist identified the Antichrist with the Beast out of the Earth from the book of Revelation.

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Antichrist preached that by knowing Paul's description of the Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians, Christians would avoid deception.

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Antichrist will kill them and after three days they will be raised up by the Lord.

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The Lord will shorten those days for the sake of the elect, and the Antichrist will be slain by the power of God through Michael the Archangel on the Mount of Olives.

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Doctrinal works of literature published by the Lutherans, the Reformed Churches, the Presbyterians, the Baptists, the Anabaptists, and the Methodists contain references to the Pope as the Antichrist, including the Smalcald Articles, Article 4, the Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope written by Philip Melanchthon, the Westminster Confession, Article 25.

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Identification of the Pope with the Antichrist was so ingrained in the Reformation Era, that Luther himself stated it repeatedly:.

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Antichrist is, in an emphatical sense, the man of sin, as he increases all manner of sin above measure.

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Antichrist it is that opposeth himself to the emperor, once his rightful sovereign; and that exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped – Commanding angels, and putting kings under his feet, both of whom are called gods in scripture; claiming the highest power, the highest honour; suffering himself, not once only, to be styled God or vice-God.

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Identification of the Roman Catholic Church as the apostate power written of in the Bible as the Antichrist became evident to many as the Reformation began, including John Wycliffe, who was well known throughout Europe for his opposition to the doctrine and practices of the Catholic Church, which he believed had clearly deviated from the original teachings of the early Church and to be contrary to the Bible.

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Antichrist wrote: "I know that in it works the might and power of the Devil, that is, of the Antichrist".

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Antichrist can make laws forbidding the marriage of priests, eating or not eating meat on Friday, birth control, divorce and remarriage, even where there are not such laws in the Bible.

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Antichrist will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God.

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The spiritual Antichrist is said to rule in the heretical church and state as a spirit through many people - since 1000 in the West and since 1666 in Russia.

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Antichrist's word has given warning of the impending danger; let this be unheeded, and the Protestant world will learn what the purposes of Rome really are, only when it is too late to escape the snare.

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Antichrist's is piling up her lofty and massive structures in the secret recesses of which her former persecutions will be repeated.

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Antichrist is stated to be the God and Messiah of the Christians, making him identical to Jesus Christ.

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Antichrist will imitate the miracles performed by ?Isa, such as healing the sick and raising the dead, the latter done with the aid of demons .

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Prophecies concerning the emergence of the Antichrist are interpreted in Ahmadiyya teachings as designating a specific group of nations centred upon a false theology instead of an individual, with the reference to the Antichrist as an individual indicating its unity as a class or system rather than its personal individuality.

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In February 1900, the Christian Russian philosopher and mystic Vladimir Solovyov published the apocalyptic A Short Tale of the Antichrist, showing his prophetic vision about the oncoming 20th century and the end of the human history.

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Enthronement of the Antichrist is associated with conspiracy theories and particularly a Satanic plot to destroy the Christian faith.

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