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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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