Recently a friend suggested that President Trump may be the Antichrist. This is not the first time I have heard such a statement. In the years I have been a Christian, people have told me that the Pope, Henry Kissinger, and Presidents Reagan and Obama were the Antichrist.
So who is the Antichrist and is he alive today? Let’s dive into the Bible and see if we can answer this question.
Use biblical wisdom, not common opinion, to discern the person of the Antichrist.
Spirit of the Antichrist
The Antichrist is alive today as the Spirit of the Antichrist.
This deception, the denial of deity and manhood of God the Son and His saving mission to the earth has overtaken the western world.
So, yes, the spirit of the Antichrist is alive and well today.
There is an actual person who will be the Antichrist.
The Bible gives different names to the Antichrist. They are:
- The Seed of Satan – Genesis 3:15
- The Little Horn – Daniel 7:8
- The King of Fierce Countenance – Daniel 8:23
- The Prince that Shall Come – Daniel 9:26
- The Desolator – Daniel 9:27
- The Willful King – Daniel 11:36
- The Man of Sin – 2 Thessalonians 2:3
- The Son of Perdition – 2 Thessalonians 2:3
- The Lawless One – 2 Thessalonians 2:8
- The Antichrist – 1 John 2:22
- The Beast – Revelation 11:7; 13:1-10
From some of these passages, we can deduce the origin of the Antichrist.
Revelation 13:1-10 – The Beast comes out of the sea. The sea stands for the gentile nations.
- The Babylonian Empire
- The Medo-Persian Empire
- The Greek Empire
- The Roman Empire
Daniel 9:27 – We learned in an earlier episode that the seven-year tribulation period will start with Israel signing a seven-year covenant with the Antichrist. This predicted Antichrist is the “prince who is to come” in Daniel 9:26. This verse identifies his nationality as the same who destroyed the Jerusalem and the Temple.
Rome destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in A.D. 70.
The human origin of the Antichrist will be Roman.
Genesis 3:15 – This passage teaches that the Messiah, the offspring of the woman, will be in conflict with the offspring of Satan.
2 Thessalonians 2:9 – The Antichrist will come forth by the “workings of Satan.” The Antichrist will come to be by Satanic power or means.
- Satan will impregnate a woman. (Fruchtenbaum, 212-213)
- Two humans will conceive a child, but at the moment of conception, Satan will enter a woman’s womb and be a part of the creation and gestation of this child. (Adso of Montier-En-Der)
- Totally human but possessed and controlled by Satan.
Regardless, he will have supernatural power that will deceive many and keep them from salvation. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
So the Antichrist will be of Roman origin and have supernatural powers. That rules out President Trump.
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The Rise and Fall of the Antichrist by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
The Footsteps of the Messiah: A Study of the Sequence of Prophetic Events by Dr. Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum
Letter on the Origin and Time of the Antichrist by Adso of Montier-En-Der