Who is the AntiChrist? (Identifying Him)

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The opposite is true. All should be aware that many before you have denied a single person to fulfill this role, only to be proven wrong by scripture.


John spoke of a singular and particular antichrist who was to yet come:


1 John 2:18 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.

He says "now" there were many antichrists but does specifically speak of one certain antichrist (singular) that was yet to come (future arrival) which means John believed there was a future Antichrist. This is known as "the Antichrist" which is a specific Antichrist (also the last one) among all those who are antichrists.

John does not say how far into the future that this specific Antichrist would come but he did speak in the future tense.


Paul spoke of this same singular evil person using different names:

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2 Thessalonians 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2 Thessalonians 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Th 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

John writes of this same singular antichrist person calling him different names/terms in the book of Revelation, the false prophet and the (second) beast.

Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast;

Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

What name or term used to describe this singular evil person is irrelevant because many names are used whether Antichrist, false prophet, (second) beast, man of sin, that Wicked, the son of perdition, the little horn, abomination of desolation and so on. It's all speaking of the same individual who will reign the world during the great tribulation and claim to be God and perform miracles and wonders.

The concept of a future singular "antichrist" person is biblical. Who this person is has been debated very much, but denying that there is a future singular antichrist denies what scripture tells us.
John did not speak of a singular antichrist. He identified that as hearsay, and instead enlightened his "little children" that there were already many antichrists.

John is the only NT author to use the word "antichrist(s)".

A future singular antichrist is a fabrication spawned in the counter-Reformation of the 16th-century apostate papacy.
 
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Do you not know how to answer a question? I asked for the evidence that Nimrod is the daystar. Either provide it or admit there isn't any.
There is no better evidence than the word of God.

There is only one person in history that can be both the king of Babylon and an Assyrian.

Isaiah 14
4 That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

Isaiah 14
24 The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:

25 That I will break the Assyrian in my land, and upon my mountains tread him under foot: then shall his yoke depart from off them, and his burden depart from off their shoulders.

The Word is talking about the day star. So the King of Babylon has to be the day star.

Isaiah 14
How art thou fallen from heaven, O day-star, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, that didst lay low the nations! (ASV)

To further nail down the fact that the king of Babylon being discussed is indeed Nimrod we need only look at the following verses.

Isaiah 14
7 The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they break forth into singing.

8 Yea, the fir trees rejoice at thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, saying, Since thou art laid down, no feller is come up against us.

The fir trees rejoice when Nimrod is laid down because no feller is come up against them. In other words, the Christmas tree is no longer being cut down as the Christmas tree is cut down and decorated because of Nimrod.
 

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So you choose some 19th century fictional account by some human over God's Word? I suppose next you will claim President Lincoln was a vampire slayer? That is about how random your view is, compared to even pagan beliefs.

Most pagan beliefs of that sort are a pre-emptive or entirely false narrative by Satan to discredit the virgin birth of Jesus Christ. Seems you have fallen prey to some bizarre future fantasy fiction even worse than the "left behind" series.
Who is the queen of heaven?

Jeremiah 7:18
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Jeremiah 44:17
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

Jeremiah 44:18
But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

Jeremiah 44:19
And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

Jeremiah 44:25
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

Who is Tammuz?

Ezekiel 8
13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.

14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.

Even the hard evidence found in ancient tablets that some humans hold as historical accounts like Gilgamesh don't explain this scenario. What Moses was told to write down as God's Word is not always easy to mesh with interpretations of ancient writings. Gilgamesh is probably Nimrod, but with an exaggerated flair to the legendary with similarity as also shown by those who claim Lincoln was a vampire slayer.
Yes Nimrod is Gilgamesh. One month after the tomb of Gilgamesh was found the United States went to war with Iraq. They never did find those imaginary weapons of mass destruction. They did however immediately go to the tomb of Gilgamesh and also the national museum of Iraq was looted with thousands of artifacts taken.
Nimrod was a human as was Abraham Lincoln. Vampires are fiction just as gods and goddesses are fictional characters from the minds of humans or not. Probably from Satan, but gullible humans ran with them.
It seems Gilgamesh was a giant and Nimrod was a mighty hunter.
 
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Who is the queen of heaven?

Jeremiah 7:18
The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

Jeremiah 44:17
But we will certainly do whatsoever thing goeth forth out of our own mouth, to burn incense unto the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, as we have done, we, and our fathers, our kings, and our princes, in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem: for then had we plenty of victuals, and were well, and saw no evil.

Jeremiah 44:18
But since we left off to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her, we have wanted all things, and have been consumed by the sword and by the famine.

Jeremiah 44:19
And when we burned incense to the queen of heaven, and poured out drink offerings unto her, did we make her cakes to worship her, and pour out drink offerings unto her, without our men?

Jeremiah 44:25
Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

Who is Tammuz?

Ezekiel 8
13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do.

14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.


Yes Nimrod is Gilgamesh. One month after the tomb of Gilgamesh was found the United States went to war with Iraq. They never did find those imaginary weapons of mass destruction. They did however immediately go to the tomb of Gilgamesh and also the national museum of Iraq was looted with thousands of artifacts taken.

It seems Gilgamesh was a giant and Nimrod was a mighty hunter.
Jeremiah is preaching against their fictional thoughts, just like some teach against the "Left Behind" series.

Do you think Jeremiah is vindicating or justifying false gods?
 

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John spoke of a singular and particular antichrist who was to yet come:

1 John 2:18 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.

He says "now" there were many antichrists but does specifically speak of one certain antichrist (singular) that was yet to come (future arrival) which means John believed there was a future Antichrist. This is known as "the Antichrist" which is a specific Antichrist (also the last one) among all those who are antichrists.

Easily Debunked.

1st John 2:18

"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."

Notice here how John clearly debunks the theory of antichrist being 'one man.' He says as they have heard that antichrist should come in the future (Jesus Himself preached of false Christs coming in Matthew 24), even then as he wrote this there were already many antichrists. It's important to see that John didn't deny the doctrine that antichrist would come to prominence in the future, rather, he simply told them that even in their time there were indeed many of these antichrists. i.e., antichrist is not a single man as some Christians have presupposed. When we let scriptures define antichrist we see that he has a very different meaning than some theologians of our day. The truth is, he is exactly what the name implies. Anyone who comes as [anti] opposed to, or as a false or substitute for Christ. God already has a name for those who are outside the Church and are opposed to Him. They are [apistos] translated infidels or unbelievers. The anti or substitute Christs are something else entirely. They profess that they are the Church but deny Christ in their works. The terms 'false Christs and 'antichrists' are basically synonymous, because they illustrate the same spirit of the substitute Christ.

In 1st John 2:18 we read that they had heard that antichrist would come (future), but that there were even then many antichrists already present. Scripture here has defined the antichrist as that which is coming, and indeed many were already present. So again we see scripture confirms that the antichrist is Satan manifesting himself in the disobedient. This spirit is seen as character traits of one whose life is in league with Satan, just as the true Christians have the Spirit of God which manifests itself in our life as character traits of our being in league with Christ. Two spirits, one of Christ and the other of antichrist. Antichrist cannot be a single man, nor a supernatural evil man. Satan is that spirit that is both coming (as this spirit will be loosed in the future), and that which was already at work in the world at the time of John's writing. This is information God has given to illuminate these passages that we can glean from them just who antichrist represents. Only the spirit Satan working within men 'qualifies' to both be in the world then, now, and in the future. The spirit of Satan was there working in men, and as they had heard, this spirit would come with all iniquity abounding in the future (iniquity was restrained at the cross - 2nd Thessalonians 2:7). The well oiled myth of a single antichrist man is found wanting when examined in the light of the 'whole' of scripture. Antichrist works (and has worked) throughout time within men whom he uses to do his bidding. For He is that spirit Satan.

Selah!
 

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Easily Debunked.

1st John 2:18

"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."

Notice here how John clearly debunks the theory of antichrist being 'one man.'


He clearly teaches that there is a singular and future antichrist. This compliments the fact that scripture also speaks of a future singular man by other names and titles such as the man of sin, the false prophet, the beast, that Wicked, little horn etc.
 

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He clearly teaches that there is a singular and future antichrist. This compliments the fact that scripture also speaks of a future singular man by other names and titles such as the man of sin, the false prophet, the beast, that Wicked, little horn etc.

According to Scripture, it is wrong to assume that the beast, the Wicked, the Little Horn, and the Antichrist are about "one man." This assumption is quite foolish and is a different subject that has nothing to do with Daniel 9:26-27. So we need to find out who God said His prophecy is about:

Dan 9:24
(24) Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

The prophecy of 70 weeks is about God (Himself as Messiah the Prince) and HIS people. Nothing is said about some "evil" prince. Read the context! You can't go to verses 26 and 27 and take these out of context and assume that God was talking about some evil prince here apart form Messiah the Prince himself. That is foolish. That is why the premillennialism doctrine will go into flame.
 
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According to Scripture, it is wrong to assume that the beast, the Wicked, the Little Horn, and the Antichrist are about "one man."


They are each one man in context (second beast not the first beast).
 

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They are each one man in context (second beast not the first beast)

Nope. You are reading into scripture. The beast is not “one man.” It is the body of Satan making up of unpaved people. You’re watching too much left behind series and YouTube about one supernatural man.

I see that you actually avoided the context of Dan 9:24-27. You really have not refuted anything I said.

Moving on.
 

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Nope. You are reading into scripture. The beast is not “one man.”

The false prophet beast is one man and so are the others I mentioned so I am not reading anything into anything. You have a doctrine that teaches against this, which contradicts scripture. Like I have said before, wisdom is recognizing false doctrines teach against the AC in some way, denying him, symbolizing him, or placing him in the distant past. All these doctrines and positions need to be avoided by Christians so they are not deceived should they live to see the AC rise and rule the world as is foretold in the bible. Ac denial in all those forms are some of the most dangerous doctrines Christians are faced with.


You’re watching too much left behind series and YouTube about one supernatural man.


Yet I have only cited scripture not those things so what you are saying simply isn't factual.
 

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Who is the queen of heaven and Tammuz. Fictional characters?
Fictional characters are not real. Asking who they are is pointless. Nimrod was not a fictional character. Giving Nimrod fictional attributes is pointless. Nimrod was the great grandson of Noah. Was Noah a fictional character? Was the ark and Flood fictional?

Now you go and find fictional characters in Scripture and want to call oranges, apples.

I pointed out that there were false gods that Israel turned away from God to follow. But false gods are not real, even if they have names. Nimrod lived over 1000 years prior to the time of Jeremiah. Nineveh may have been built around the time of Nimrod, but certainly not the same people a thousand years later. The Assyrians had a revival and then later destroyed the ten northern tribes. That is history. What they believed about false gods does not make those gods real.

There are Assyrians today living in Australia who still hold Gilgamesh as their hero. Their folklore has held together for almost 4 millenia. Assyria existed before Babylon who was the first major empire of Daniel's visions from God. None of those empires have outlived the Assyrians. But Assyrians living in Australia is the only way they have survived. Certainly they are not living in their homeland and their capital Nineveh.

Not even the Romans are around to bring back any significant Roman civilization. The only one with the power and authority in the future will be Satan. Satan is not going to share power with any humans, except the one mentioned as the false prophet. By the 5th Trumpet he will have his army of rebel angels. He may offer 10 earthly humans future kingdoms, but they never get those kingdoms, as they are destroyed by Jesus after 42 months. The beast is the image brought to life. Even if the image was formed in the likeness of Nimrod or Gilgamesh as a 17 foot tall giant, it will not be him, unless you think Satan can put the consciousness or soul into a machine. But why someone from the past? Daniel only ever mentions Antiochus Epiphanes, but no one has turned him into a god or folklore.

"Saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."

The FP cannot be the image built. This beast out of the sea represents humanity. The FP is the spokesman of humanity. The image is human in appearance, but not human as it is put together as a machine, or symbolically a lifelike image. Then this image is literally given life, that means it is now the beast that can move around with free will. Why the push for AI, if all that Satan offers is just the soul of a dead human? This creation is Satan's Adam. The ultimate anti-christ stance Satan can make to replace both the first Adam and second Adam, Jesus, with his own Adam not of human flesh at all, so not even a human soul. This beast will not even have a moral compass to prevent his ability to oppose God fully.
 

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The above prophecy is just ignorance, period.

The European nations above are CHRISTIAN NATIONS, not... pagan nations from the pagan Roman empire! I wonder what ignorant false Jew thought that junk up.

So the devout Christian ought... to see that above doctrine as a literal ATTACK upon the Christian nations! And who would most likely be behind that attack? The "synagogue of Satan" that Jesus mentioned in Rev.2 and Rev.3, those who SAY they are Jews, but are not, and do lie, but are the "synagogue of Satan". It's those that really HATE the western Christian nations of Europe (and its Christian allied nations), even to this day.
So the idols and pagan rites and rituals and pagan doctrines spread through the corrupted church should be excused....hmm.
 
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The false prophet beast is one man

Nope. The Word of God does not define the beast as one man.


and so are the others

Nope.


I mentioned so I am not reading anything into anything.

Yes, you did. You are reading into little horn as man. Reading into beast as one man. Reading into man of sin as one man when the Bible does not say. Yep!

You have a doctrine that teaches against this

Indeed. I have quoted Scripture, unlike you.

, which contradicts scripture.

Like what. Show me the Scripture.

Like I have said before, wisdom is recognizing false doctrines teach against the AC in some way, denying him, symbolizing him, or placing him in the distant past. All these doctrines and positions need to be avoided by Christians so they are not deceived should they live to see the AC rise and rule the world as is foretold in the bible. Ac denial in all those forms are some of the most dangerous doctrines Christians are faced with.

Poor baby. Warning people about not being deceived when you believe there will be one man coming? We will see about that. How many people before you have predicted someone as antichrist and you still talking about one coming? LOL.

Yet I have only cited scripture not those things so what you are saying simply isn't factual.

Show me!
 

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Nope. The Word of God does not define the beast as one man.


It does with the false prophet. Prophet is singular. Everything written about the FP shows he is a single person matching John's singular antichrist and Paul's singular man of sin.
 
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It does with the false prophet. Prophet is singular. Everything written about the FP shows he is a single person matching John's singular antichrist and Paul's singular man of sin.
The beast of the earth has TWO HORNS. There are two men. One is the Antichrist and one is the false prophet.

Rev 13
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
 

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It does with the false prophet. Prophet is singular. Everything written about the FP shows he is a single person matching John's singular antichrist and Paul's singular man of sin.

Nope. You will NOT find one antichrist and one false prophet to fit your flawed doctrine...just like many false prophets before you with their assumptions. Good luck.