posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:53 PM
Originally posted by Deja`Vu
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The Antichrist is mentioned only four times in the Bible,
Actually, he is mentioned by other names quite a few more times than 4. Much of the book of Daniel is in reference to this man,
He is also physically described in Daniel (7:20, 8:23, 7:24).
and each time he's described the same way:
"Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the
Antichrist." (2 John 1:7)
Yep: The Antichrist is anyone who doesn't believe in Christ.
No, they are antichrists
. There is a singular entity known as the antichrist (1 John 2:18). It says: "Dear children, this is the last hour;
and as you have heard that the antichrist
is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour."
Two separate ideas are mentioned. If I tell you that I am planting a special grapevine in the vineyard, does that mean that there is no special
grapevine, since there are already hundreds of grapevines?
There are characters in the Book of Revelation who will help usher in the End of Days: for instance, there is a False Prophet, who looks like a
lamb and talks like a dragon (figuratively, we're assuming). And then we have "The Beast" from Revelation 13, which is described as "coming out of the
sea" with 10 horns, seven heads, 10 crowns and other body parts that do not even resemble a human body accidentally.
The beast is another name for the Anti-Christ, along with the little horn, the lawless one, etc. etc.
All the attributes you have mentioned are metaphorical.
The beast is who is associated with the number 666, by the way. It wasn't until the second century that some dude named Saint Irenaeus started
calling it the Antichrist, borrowing the term from another part of the Bible that wasn't referring to it. But even that did very little to change the
fact that The Beast would have a hell of a time getting elected to public office since it looked like ... well, a beast.
Funny enough, if people would actually read the scriptures, they will see that the beast has human attributes, and can't be an actual physical
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So please don't associate one of the only few real American citizens in office with the myth of the Antichrist. there record and actions proves
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Ahh, but the scriptures tell us to be on the look out for such a man. Hardly a myth, if you would actually study the scriptures (and not just the NT
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