Sunday, September 5, 2021

What the Bible Actually says about the Antichrist ( aka the Beast ).

The Book of Daniel, and Revelation tell us the most details about the antichrist.
Also called the little Horn, and the Beast from out of the Abyss.
Paul mentions him in 2nd Thessalonians chapter 2.

So, here are the verses with limited commentary. ( Please let me know if I have left any out and I will add them ).
Much better to read the actual scriptures, and seek understanding through prayer ( and reliance on the Holy Spirit ), then reading the many "theories",
and conjectures written by men ( many of whom are not even Children of God, by faith in Christ alone as their "merit" for salvation and eternal life ).
I don't think it's wise to try to "guess" in advance who he might be.
And totally unnecessary. 
As his actions will clearly identify him to those who have any understanding of what the scriptures tell us about him.

Daniel 7:1-28 === The 4 Beasts

Noting verses 7, the 4th Beast,

"behold, a fourth beast, terrible and powerful, and strong exceedingly; 
and it had great iron teeth; it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet: 
and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns. "

and 8, the Little Horn,

"behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, 
before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots: 
and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things. "

and 24, 

"And as for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another shall arise after them; 
and he shall be diverse from the former, 
and he shall put down three kings. "

and 25, things he does, and amount of time he is in power ( a time and times and half a time ),

"And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; 
and he shall think to change the times and the law; 
and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time. "

Daniel 8:1 - 27  === The Ram, the Goat, the 4 Horns, and the little Horn

Noting verse 9, a little horn,

"And out of one of them came forth a little horn, 
which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land. "

I am skipping Daniel 9:24-27, as the passage is one of the hardest to properly translate,
and the "he" and exactly "what" that is happening in Verse 27 is the subject of much debate, and deserving of a complete study of its own..

Daniel 10:20 thru 12:4 === From the "Writing of Truth"

Noting 11:21, after the fall of 2 other leaders in a short time, comes the last,

"And in his place shall stand up a contemptible person, 
to whom they had not given the honor of the kingdom: 
but he shall come in time of security, 
and shall obtain the kingdom by flatteries. "

and 11:31 ( referenced  by Jesus Christ in Matthew 24:15 ), abomination that makes desolate,

"And forces shall stand on his part, and they shall profane the sanctuary, even the fortress, and shall take away the continual burnt-offering, 
and they shall set up the abomination that maketh desolate. "

and 11:36, magnifies himself above every god,

"And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, 
and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods; 
and he shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished; 
for that which is determined shall be done. 

And a predetermined end after 1,290 days ( Daniel 12:11 ),
"And from the time that the continual burnt-offering shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, 
there shall be a thousand and two hundred and ninety days. "

II Thessalonians 2:3 - 8  === The Lawless One

Noting verse 4, 

"he that opposeth and exalteth himself against all that is called God or that is worshipped; 
so that he sitteth in the temple of God, 
setting himself forth as God. 

I John 2:18-22 === Many antichrist

Noting verse 22,

"...This is the antichrist, even he that denieth the Father and the Son."

Revelation 11:7  === The Beast out of the Abyss

Revelation 13:1-18  === The Beast and the 2nd beast actions

Revelation 17:7 - 18   === The common "goal" to destroy the "Harlot that sits on many waters"

Revelation 19:19 - 21 === thrown alive into the lake of fire and brimstone

* Note: Scripture quotes are from the American Standard Version.

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