Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Profile of the Antichrist

He will be of Roman descent (Daniel 9:26). The passage says the Antichrist will come from the people who destroy the Temple. The Temple was destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.

He will be a Gentile (Revelation 13:1). He is portrayed as "coming up out of the sea." The sea is used in prophecy as a symbol of the Gentile nations. See Daniel 7:3, Luke 21:25 and Revelation 17:1.

He will rise out of the revived Roman Empire (Daniel 2:31-45 and 7:1-8, 24-28).

He will be an egotistical braggart (Daniel 7:8, Daniel 11:36-37, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 13:5).

He will be a blasphemer (Daniel 11:36, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, and Revelation 13:5-6).

He will be strong-willed (Daniel 8:24 and Daniel 11:36).

He will show contempt for human traditions by changing the laws and the calendar (Daniel 7:25).

He will be shrewd and deceitful (Daniel 8:23 & 25, Psalm 43:1, and Psalm 52:2).

He will be a destructive man of bloodshed (Psalm 5:6 and Daniel 8:24-25).

He will persecute believers (Daniel 7:21 and Revelation 13:7).

He will be a sexual pervert (Daniel 11:37).

He will be a militarist (Daniel 11:38).

He will be possessed by Satan (Daniel 8:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:9, and Revelation 13:2).

His nature is also reflected in the titles he is given in Scripture:

  • "The Beast" (Revelation 13:1)

  • "The Man of Lawlessness" (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

  • "The Son of Destruction" (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

  • "The Despicable Person" (Daniel 11:21)

  • "The Willful King" (Daniel 11:36)

  • "The Worthless Shepherd" (Zechariah 11:17)

  • "The Insolent King" (Daniel 8:23)

From the Jan/Feb 2009 edition of the Lamplighter magazine.

11 comments:

elizzyha said...

Does the Antichrist know his time is short,like Satan does, or is he just self-consumed in thinking he is all-powerful?

hart_thizzle10_9 said...

the fact that he will be a milliterist rules out him being a democrat dont it? So does the fact that he is a genious. Some people sincerely believe Obama may be the anti-christ. In addition to the articles Dr. Reagan put out that dspell such theories Obama is simply not smart enough

Nathan Jones said...

Elizzyha, because only God can know the future, the man who will fulfill the role as Antichrist doesn't know what future role he'll play. That Satan continues to rebel knowing his defeat from Bible prophecy shows how deluded evil can become. And when the Antichrist finally realizes he's in that role, he'll either be too deluded or possessed by Satan.

elizzyha said...

Thank you, that makes sense.

elizzyha said...

I was just reading the part where it says the Antichrist will be a militarist. I read the Scripture and that was interesting. " a god unknown to his fathers"- I had never seen that before. Who are his fathers? Thanks.

Nathan Jones said...

"Fathers" is a biblical term for "ancestors; progenitors of a nation."

elizzyha said...

Do you have any thoughts on if the Antichrist is alive today? Thank you for your Scripture-based articles, they are very powerful. Jesus is Lord, Hallelujah!

Nathan Jones said...

Since the generation that sees Israel back in the land is the one that will experience the Rapture (Matthew 24:32-34), and soon-after the Antichrist will come on the scene, then there is a very good chance the Antichrist is alive today, though he wouldn't know that's the role he'll play.

Anonymous said...

will rapture happens first or antichrist reveled to the public.
Thanks in advance

Nathan Jones said...

Rapture happens before the Tribulation, which starts when the Antichrist is revealed by making a treaty with Israel and desecrating the future rebuilt Jewish Temple (Dan. 9:26-27; 2 Thess. 2).

Anonymous said...

Could the Antichrist be Mitt Romney?