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Antichrist

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A figure who opposes God. The word is used to describe a spirit of rebellion against God, "...the spirit of the Antichrist..." (1 John 4:3) and of a specific future person identified as the man of lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2:3). He actively opposes Christ (2 Thessalonians 2:4) and when he arrives, he will be able to perform miracles (2 Thessalonians 2:9). Some believe he will be an incarnation of Satan and as such will be able to deceive many. His number Isaiah 666 (Revelation 13:18). A further possible description of him might be found in Zechariah 11:15-17).


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Entry for 'Antichrist'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/a/antichrist.html. 2013.

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