Question: How will we know who the Anti-Christ is? and who do you feel he is, and why? Where or what country will he come from?
Answer: The Bible answers the question for us. We do not need to look for an anti-christ because it is here. We do not need to see from whence it will come, because it is within our own borders. Notice the scriptures.
1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrist have arisn; from this we know that it is the last hour.
v.19 will give a clue as to who these antichrist were. It is those who have not followed the teaching of the apostles doctrine.
1 John 2:22 Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
Whoever denies Jesus the Christ as the Son of God is an antichrist. This includes the majority of religions in the world. To deny Jesus is Deity is antichrist. Anyone who does not acknowledge Jesus Christ AS LORD is an antichrist.
1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
Is there anyone today that does not confess Jesus as coming from God? Yes there are millions. They are all the antichrist.
2 John 7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
To deny that God visited man in the human form is antichrist. Look closely at the description the Bible gives of the antichrist. You will see that it applies to everyone who has rejected Jesus Christ and has deceived others into believing any false doctrines.
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Followup question: Daniel 9:27 declares that "he" shall confirm the Covenant with many for one week and in the midst of the week shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease. There will be one Anti Christ who sits in the Temple to start the Abomination of Desolation, is this correct? Thank you for your response.
Answer to followup question: Finding a passage of prophecy in Daniel (which all of Daniels prophecies were realized at the destruction of Jerusalem) will not change anything of what times we are currently in.
We are in the end times and the end times have been here ever since the church was established on the first Pentecost after the ascension of Christ. Daniels prophecy is descriptive of the Roman emperor who authorized the destruction of Jerusalem. I cannot see it applying to any other one individual.
What do you think the anti-christ is? And what will you do when he comes---bow down to him? I hope not. Why not just accept what the Bible teaches about the antichrist. (Carey Scott, 6-23-2000 askme.com)
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