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The prefix “anti” is used to describe a person or organization that is against, or opposes, or counterfeits something. So an “anti” Christ would be a person or organization that is against, opposes, or counterfeits Christ. In the Bible, the term antichrist is not found in the book of Revelation. Here are some verses where you will find this term.
“…just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared…” 1 John 2:18 John, the same John who wrote Revelation, says there were antichrists in his time so this term is not limited to one person at the end of time, as many seem to believe.
“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.” 1 John 2:22 Here we see that an antichrist is one who denies that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, and therefore an antichrist is one who denies God the Father and Son.
“…every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.” 1 John 4:3 Even in John’s day there were people who said Jesus was just a man, or just a good man, or just a prophet. They denied then, and millions deny today, that Jesus is from God.
As you can see, there have been antichrists for 2000 years. There is no reason to use the term in any special way or as referring to any special person in our study of end time events.
Prophecy uses symbolic language to refer to literal things and people. Here is a list of what we covered in this chapter. Also, see Appendix 2 for a more detailed explanation of these symbols and their meanings.
King of North/ United States of America
Lamb from Earth
King of South/ Radical Islamists
False Prophet US Protestant Leader
Image of Beast Unification of Political, Protestant and Catholic Powers
Mark of Beast Compliance with Demands of Image of Beast
Babylon the Great False Church, Jezebel, Catholicism