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I am certainly no authority on eschatological issues. In my opinion, however, the Bible does prophetically refer to an individual who will come to prominence in connection with the events of the end times. Whether that individual will arise in a position of official power as a leader (either of a nation or a military force, for example), or as someone who attracts or influences people by other means (such as through the media) is a matter of debate. However, I think that the Bible describes this person as someone who will be uniquely aligned with the physical and spiritual forces opposing Christ, and who will seek to bring others under the control of those forces, as well. This individual is described in such terms as the following: "the lawless one"; "the one destined for destruction" (2 Thessalonians 2:3) "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." (2 Thessalonians 2:4) "uses all power, signs, lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception" (2 Thessalonians 2:9) "will produce great signs and omens to lead astray, if possible, even the elect" (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22) "whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming" (2 Thessalonians 2:8) Despite the power of this individual, he will ultimately be defeated (or, as indicated above, annihilated by Christ's second coming).
The Antichrist is described as a stern faced king, a master of intrigue(Dan. 8:23),a despicable person (Dan.11:21), a worthless shepherd(Zach. 11:16-17) and the lawless one (2Thes.2:8-9). He is not a nice person but millions of people will see him as a messianic figure. John saw the Antichrist, a world leader who rises to power because of his greats oratory skills and his winsome charisma. He will promise people everything a they want to hear but he will ultimately lead them into a bondage and death. With his winsome personality,persuasive oratory and skillful negotiating, he will be the world's ultimate problem solver. He will rise to power on a platform of peace and prosperity. Christians believe that thenAntichrist will come and rule the world. It will be a time of chaos and catastrophes, according to,the word of God and he will war against God's people. Satan is behind the Antichrist's rise to power and his subsequent actions(Rev.13:2). He will speak powerful,blasphemous words as Daniel predicted(Dan. 7:8,20,25).
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