posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 09:51 AM
A christian is generally one who accepts the godhead and saving power of jesus. However, this isn't a perfect definition, since Unitarian christians
don't accept the godhead of jesus, so far as I understand.
So if the anti-christ were to exist, could it be a christian? Can the anti-christ accept jesus as saviour and encourage others to do so?
Seems doubtful. I take 'anti-christ' to mean 'in place of, or before' christ, "ante", or 'the opposite of' c.f. 'anti'. I don't see how
either of those can work along with the anti-christ also being a christer. Perhaps if the anti-christ were to say 'I am jesus, I have returned, this
is the apocalypse' then that might work. Indeed, one of the interesting things about the warning in revelation is that its directed and addressed to
christians. Why would this be necessary, why would christians drop christ in exchange for some other prophet and god? If most christians fall
on the wrong side at the apocalypse, which is the import of it all, then the anti-christ would have to appear as christ, be convincing as christ to
the majority of christians, fufil the requirements of christ in revelation.