Is there more than one Antichrist?

The Apostle John is the only New Testament writer who actually uses the term "antichrist." Important to note is that in its context, the word "antichrist" should be understood as one who stands in place of Christ as a substitute. His goal is to deceive all people into believing that he is the long-awaited Messiah of the Jews, the great prophet Mohammed for the Muslims, the god-man for the Hindu and Buddhists and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself for Churchianity.

In his first letter, John warned, "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time" (1st John 2:18). These "antichrists" are those people who do a work of deception. But the Antichrist is a person who is possessed by the devil, a fact that is clearly revealed in his end: "And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever" (Revelation 20:10).

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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