The Antichrist will gain political power and spiritual authority over every nation on earth. He will most likely begin his rise to power as a very influential, charismatic, political or religious diplomat. He will rule the world government for 42 months. According to many eschatologists , this time frame is understood to be during the latter 3. During this period, the world will endure a time of unprecedented trouble. In Daniel's prophetic vision of end days, we see "a little horn" described in chapters 7, 8 and In the interpretation of the dream, this little horn is a ruler or king and speaks of the Antichrist.
Daniel says:. According to some end times Bible scholars, Daniel's prophecy interpreted together with verses in Revelation, specifically point to a future world empire coming from a "revived" or "reborn" Roman Empire, much like the one in existence at the time of Christ.
These scholars predict the Antichrist will emerge from this Roman race. He believes the antichrist won't appear to be evil at first, but rather a charming diplomat. In a interview on CNN he said the Antichrist will be "somebody who understands the economy and the global sphere and wins people, a winsome character. In the Gospels Mark 13, Matthew , and Luke 21 , Jesus warned his followers of terrible events and persecution that will occur before his Second Coming.
Most likely, this is where the concept of an antichrist was first introduced to the disciples , although Jesus does not refer to him in the singular:. Is the Antichrist alive today? He could be. These dreams came crashing down when he learned the terrible truth of his fate as the Antichrist, and his destiny to reign in the Apocalypse.
It was then that the Antichrist learned many terrible truths, including:. This knowledge was too much for the Antichrist, and he went on a killing rampage, massacring all the students and professors of Hogwarts, as well as all the residents of a nearby magical town. The Antichrist then spent the next years of his life or so of his life taking antipsychotic medication and never leaving his house, trying to put-off the Apocalypse.
In Mina Murray and Orlando , on instruction from Prospero , found the Antichrist at his house in London, and engaged him in combat. Allan Quatermain joined the battle, but was instantly killed by a lightning bolt from the Antichrist's penis. Orlando used Excalibur to send a signal to the Blazing World that she had located the Antichrist.
Prospero received the signal and was able to commune with God, begging for the prevention of the Apocalypse, and the salvation of mankind.
A woman then intervened, confronted the Antichrist, and turned him into a chalk drawing which was washed away by the rain, preventing the Apocalypse. As a boy, the Antichrist was congenial, friendly, happy, and outgoing, making friends with many students at the Invisible College. Upon learning of his fate as the Antichrist, he became bitter, depressed, resentful, and addicted to antipsychotic medication. For the deceiver seeks to liken himself in all things to the Son of God.
Christ is a lion, so Antichrist is also a lion. Christ is a king, so Antichrist is also a king. The Savior was manifested as a lamb, so he too in like manner will appear as a lamb without; within he is a wolf. The Savior came into the world in the circumcision [i. But that no one may err by supposing that this is said of the Savior, let him attend carefully to the matter. And in naming the tribe of Dan, he declared clearly the tribe from which Antichrist is destined to spring.
As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction.
He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who now restrains it is removed. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
Although the word "antichrist" Greek antikhristos is used only in the Epistles of John, the similar word "pseudochrist" Greek pseudokhristos , meaning "false messiah" is used by Jesus in the Gospels : . For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
Antichrist characters portrayed in fiction and nonfiction include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Antichrist in fiction. This section needs additional citations for verification.The claim that the pope is the Antichrist has been part of anti-Catholic rhetoric since the Reformation, when it was needed to justify the Protestant Reformers’ desire to leave the Catholic Church.. Thus the Lutheran Book of Concord states, “[T]he pope is the real Antichrist who has raised himself over and set himself against Christ Accordingly, just as we cannot adore the.