There is no "the" antichrist.
Ronny to Micah:
What! You mean our present Presidident,isn't the Antichrist?! :-) Just kidding. LoL And was doing some reading one time and not sure if it was Gary Amirault or someone else who said this? But I agreed with the person,that the antichrist is whatever is within each of us,that wants our way,instead of God's way.
hi! that's why i give the Bible absolute 1st place before all other sources, thinking and ideas..
[I apologize in advance for carrying on, but once i started typing I couldn't stop.]
The word indeed says there is "many antiChrists" and "a spirit of antiChrist". It also prophecies two or three leaders that fit the bill of antiChrist figures/leaders, such as Antiochus Epiphanes, the head of one of the four divisions of power and territory after Greece/Alexander the Great died, which division so persecuted Israel. We could say Hitler and all of his ilk were/are antiChrists even tho the world likes to claim Hitler was a Christian (albeit deeply involved in the occult). Days worse than any others is what such ones bring.. and the idea of a late days (in man's city&system of things) leader rising is not without Biblical support.. Imo, this is the world of God's letting mankind's choices (albeit limited) run their course. The problems facing mankind are getting to be insurmountable, but turning to God for solutions is not in the psyche of mankind/natural man. When this world, not built on the foundation of God (who iS life) further deteriorates, someone seeming to have answers and solutions would likely be welcomed and given much power and authority; and, or, much power and authority could/would be seized.
Indeed if we look at the world geopolitically we can easily see a determined building of a world governing body for many decades now. It's my belief this is symbolized in Rev 13:1-10. And my belief that when the 'little beast' (or office) of verse 11-18 who carried out verse 13, steps into strong alliance/the primary seat of the world beast/body of 1-10, well shortly thereafter the 10 divisions/toes/horns/heads will consume the gone global economy (or $ity, those dark streets of big cities which so abuse human beings within its shadows and dark alleys) - socialism will finally devour capitalism.. (rev 17:16)
Of course many in Christendom have developed the habit of dismissing or ignoring the last book of the Bible, so, this is all like foolishness
to many, and, imo, many will be caught unaware during the events which occur in the day when the towers fall (Isaiah).. Logic can show us however the very same thing the Book of Revelation does.. Main players - "false prophet"/teacher/teaching - "$ity Babble On which mesmerizes and seduces the world, 7 continents, with its "pornos" the Greek for "harlot" and "to sell" - a world beast/governing - a little beast/office of man, two horned which carried out 13:13 in 1945(dah??) - and the forehead/psyche of Babble-On responsible for all shed blood since Cain slew Abel, called Mystery Babble, all untruth.
A pentagram of five 'characters'.
Note, the two characters which are "thrown alive into the LOF" at Jesus' return, are not individuals but institutions/beliefs of mankind which are active at His return.. although one of them did begin as a man..
As you may see I believe there is also
a literal (besides a figurative/spiritual) fulfilling of Bible prophecy, just as there was a literal fulfilling of Bible Messiah prophecy and Israel national prophecies.. God, imo, being the same yesterday, today and also tomorrow..