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A word used in 1 John and 2 John, and sometimes understood to refer to a future false messiah

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How do Catholics respond to the Roman Catholic Church being referred to as the sea beast?

I have watched a dozen of YouTube videos on the identity of the Sea Beast mentioned in the book of Revelation. Almost all these channels conclude that the sea beast is a religious institution that ...
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Does the false prophet cause the spirit of Satan to move into the image to give it life?

The Bible mentions in a passage that the flesh cannot have life without the spirit. Both the spirit and the flesh need to be present for that person to be considered a living soul and for this I am ...
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Was St. John referring to schismatic bishops in describing the Antichrist in 1 John 2:18-19? [duplicate]

18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but ...
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Earliest mention of Catholic Church as Antichrist? [duplicate]

What is the earliest recorded instance of the popes being identified as the Antichrist or the Whore of Babylon, and who was the figure responsible for making this claim? Additionally, how did this ...
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Pope anti-christ Protestant belief? [duplicate]

There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph 1:22; Col 1:18): nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin and son of ...
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From the perspective of the theology of the Eastern Orthodox Church, how should Christians react to a political leader who fights the Antichrist?

Suppose the Antichrist has arrived, and there is a political leader who tries to destroy him, while knowing that he is the Antichrist. I heard an opinion that such a political leader should be ...
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How central is the claim the pope is the antichrist to Protestant theology?

When I read through Luther's writings awhile back, I noticed he said the pope was the antichrist. I thought this was just some of Luther's usual hyperbolic rhetoric. However, I've learned that many (...
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Is the idea that a Pope may be anti-Christ, the same as basically saying the chair of St. Peter is vacant?

Is the idea that a Pope may be anti-Christ, the same as basically saying the chair of St. Peter is vacant? Chair of St. Peter refers to an actual chair, but also the spiritual leadership. In 2012, ...
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Do any denominations teach that the Pope is an antichrist?

I've heard the claim, mainly from Fundamentalists but also from some Lutherans, that the Pope is an antichrist. Are there any Protestant denominations that specifically teach this, whether it be in ...
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Is the Antichrist supposed to be a human or a demon?

In futurist interpretations of Revelation, is the Antichrist (or the "Beast from the Sea") considered an evil human, or a demon in human form? I've seen unsourced claims that he's supposed ...
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What is the Scriptural evidence for the Protestant view that the AntiChrist will be Jewish?

In Eschatology, there is a lot of speculation about the identity of the AC, and if he's active on the world stage now, [in other words, a well known leader but just not having revealed his true ...
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What does the "second coming of Christ" mean?

I am not up on my scripture but is the 'second coming of Christ', Jesus specifically? 'Christ' is a title, meaning the 'anointed one', so is the 'second coming' Jesus coming down from a cloud, or is ...
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If Satan is unable to become incarnate will he possess and control the Antichrist

While doing research into the Antichrist, I came across an article that suggested Satan will possess and control the Antichrist, the first beast that comes out of the sea. Revelation 13:5 says that ...
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Is the Pope the Antichrist or the spirit of the Antichrist?

According to reformed theology, in the Savoy Declaration of Faith, Chapter 26 (Of the Church), paragraph 4, the Pope is the Antichrist. There is no other Head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ; ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these "last days"?

The Bible warns against the activities of deceivers and false prophets who arose during the first century, and continues to warn against their activities during the "last days". Here are a ...
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How can one identify the Antichrist; can he be a Bishop opposing the Papacy in relation to 1 John 2:19-20?

Will the Antichrist come from the Catholic Church? Perhaps since the Antichrist was a real person, is it possible that he is like a Cardinal or Bishop infected by the spirit of Antichrsti? According ...
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What is the Catholic understanding of Antichrist?

Is there a good explanation describing how to identify the anti-Christ? They say a lot of false prophets will rise up in the end times to preach the anti-Christ. Is there a biblical explanation or ...
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Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted 666 in the manner as explained below?

Are there any Catholic saints or notable theologians that have interpreted the the Beast of Revelations number 666 in the following way? The first 6 is linked to the six days of creation and in the ...
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According to Anglicanism, is the Pope the Antichrist?

In the Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapter XXV, article 6, we read: There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ. Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but ...
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Does anyone remember prophecy of beast with thousand names or possible Mandela effect?

I have a memory of reading about end times prophecy that talks about beast with thousand names and at that time I thought that now when people have lot of nicknames and usernames on internet, maybe ...
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Popes Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times?

Has Pope Benedict XVI or Pope St. John Paul II written anything extensively (or even informally supported any author) on the subject of the Antichrist and the end times? The Catechism of the Catholic ...
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According to dispensationalism, why will Satan follow what is written in Revelation?

According to dispensationalists, many end times events are literally laid out in the book of Revelation. Specifically about the Anti-Christ and his motive. And we do know what is 666 and why it will ...
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What is the basis for saying that the Antichrist, man of lawlessness, and the beast of Revelation 13 are all the same?

It is generally assumed that the Antichrist, the man of lawlessness, and the beast in Revelation 13 all refer to the same end-time enemy of God. What is the basis for this assumption?
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How do dispensationalists understand the "antichrists" and "last hour" in 1 John 2:18?

It seems that a large contingent of Christians believe the antichrist will come soon or at some future time and set in motion the eschatological "end times." How, then, can dispensationalists ...
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What is the difference between an Apostate and an Antichrist?

The bible dictionary defines Antichrist as: "A word used by John to describe one who would assume the guise of Christ but in reality would be opposed to Christ. In a broader sense it is anyone ...
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Does Catholic and Orthodox belief say 'antichrist' has already come and gone?

It seems to be most Protestant denominations believe that right before the second coming, the antichrist will come, so he has not come yet. How is this different in Catholicism and Orthodoxy? Do they ...
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Which people in the Bible are antichrists?

Mormons have the view that antichrist refers to anyone who lives to deny/replace Christ. Korihor, Sherem, and Nehor are examples from the Book of Mormon; are there specific people from the Bible? I ...
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Is it known who first associated the Beast of Revelation with the Antichrist, and when?

I am NOT asking the similar question "Why is the second beast of Revelation called the Antichrist?" Rather, my question is specifically, when was the first connection made between the two--equating ...
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Why is the second beast of Revelation called the Antichrist?

In many denominations of modern Christianity the Antichrist is the evil world leader who forces people to take the mark of the beast. After reading through Revelation and seeing for myself that the ...
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What is a brief history on the idea that the Pope is the Antichrist?

I am quite familiar with the Reformers' opposition to the Papacy, and many said the Pope is the Antichrist. What confuses me is this quote from that same page: In calling the pope the "...
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