6 Traits of the Coming Antichrist

A Comparison of Ancient Works with the New Testament (1)

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Many people have speculated about the identity of the Antichrist. A variety of sources claim to know the Antichrist’s background, personality, and much more. However, many of these connections are rooted in speculation rather than truth. What does the Bible say about the coming Antichrist?

Though some mystery remains about this future global leader, the Bible reveals many important traits to help us recognize the future Antichrist. Most of this information comes from the books of Daniel and Revelation, though other parts of Scripture sometimes refer to the Antichrist and his work:

Antichrist: A Man

The Antichrist is consistently referred to as a future male leader. For example, 1 John 2:22 notes, “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son” (ESV). Though some modern versions change the wording in this verse to a gender-neutral term (NIV), the original language here and elsewhere emphasizes a male leader in discussing the Antichrist.

Antichrist: A Citizen of a Western Nation

The Bible indicates the Antichrist will arise from the revived Roman Empire (Daniel 7:16-24). During the first century, the Roman Empire included most of modern Europe and the nations touching the Mediterranean Sea, including the nations of North Africa.

Some further argue this association will require him to be a European. However, this may or may not be the case. While the Bible indicates he will come from the revived Roman Empire, his particular ethnic or national identity is not noted.

However, it appears he would not be Jewish since he strongly persecutes Jews. He will also unlikely be Muslim, since he will be a secular man who initially seeks to unite all religions until later demanding people worship him. Instead, this man will be a person without a strong traditional religious background who arises as a global leader in a European nation.

A Powerful Political Leader

Many have associated him with powerful past political leaders. While he has not yet been revealed, the association with a strong political leader is accurate. 

Revelation 13:1-3 describes him as a person who leads a nation of 10 horns and seven heads. These horns and heads refer to nations and national leaders who will be under the Antichrist’s authority.

A Spiritual Leader

Though he will oppose the God of the Bible, this does not mean he will be opposed to religion. Instead, he will first offer a false unity of religion and later force people to worship him during the second half of the Tribulation period.

A Murderer

Many predictions regarding him point toward his work to end the lives of others. For example, he will require every person to receive the mark of the beast to buy or sell, putting to death those who oppose him.

Further, he will have a direct role in the deaths of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:7: “Now when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up from the Abyss will attack them, and overpower and kill them.”

A Deceiver

Daniel 7:25 predicts the he will seek to change the times and laws. Daniel 9 adds details about the Antichrist confirming a seven-year covenant with Israel that he later breaks.

In the New Testament, he is is noted as a man of lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12). God’s judgment on the Antichrist further confirms his role as one who implements the works of Satan, ultimately leading to being cast into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10).

We may not know everything about the future Antichrist, yet Scripture clearly provides details that offer ways he will be identified when he appears. He will be a male global political leader who deceives, murders, and ultimately demands others worship him during the volatile events of the last days.

18 Comments

  1. mike on August 13, 2022 at 11:30 am

    He is a roman
    he is a pharisee
    he is a herodian
    he is assyrian
    he is a wolf in apostles clothing
    he said he met Yshua in the desert
    he said he met Yshua in the temple
    he defiled the temple with his greek buddy
    he is from the north
    he is from tribe of benjamin
    he makes a fake covenant
    he hates the law
    he bites Yshua’s heel
    he pollutes God’s word with lies
    he is a mocker
    he lies under his breath

    • Robert on October 25, 2022 at 8:57 am

      Hey blind people, it’s Elon Musk. 🙂

      • K on October 28, 2022 at 12:32 am

        100% Kanye West

      • Gutter on November 15, 2022 at 5:17 pm

        not Donald Trump or George Sorros?

        • Christopher Harris on December 4, 2022 at 6:04 am

          It is Donald Trump……

          (IMPORTANT: please read) The Number of the Antichrist’s First Name is: 6
          The Number of the Beast/Antichrist HIMSELF is: 666
          In other words (Here’s the Wisdom):
          He can be identified by this number 666. And one of those 6’s is the number of his NAME. Meaning his first name has Six letters in it. The rest of his numbers you get from the Number of his birth month (which has to be June, the 6th month)and the day when he was actually born (which has to fall on a FRIDAY, the 6th day) When MAN was Created.
          That’s the Number of the beast and the accurate way to find out who he is. He is Alive right now in the mist of the American people waiting to get back in office soon

          Remember in Johns day there were never Middle and Last names ONLY FIRST NAMES AND SURNAMES (nicknames)

          {D-O-N-A-L-D = (6) letters
          June= (6th) Month and born on the
          14th= (6th) Day FRIDAY.}

          The beast will claim to be GOD and if that’s the case his number would be “777”………. Interestingly enough, on Donald’s 1st Offical day in office: 01/21/2017 (Saturday) He was approximately: (70)years,(7)months,(7)days old on the 7th day SABBATH Saturday!!!!! Look at the proof:

          June 14th (Friday) 1946
          👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾
          January 21st (Saturday) 2017 =
          (7)Months,(7)Days, & (70)Years!!!!
          (777) on the (7th)Day….Coincidence???
          I don’t think so…. He is the Antichrist himself Who will Confirm (Make strong/firm) The 2 State peace solution deal (Abraham Accords) he created and will allow the rebuilding of the 3rd Jewish Temple…

      • Steve on November 28, 2022 at 1:13 am

        The bible is very clear.
        The Anti Christ is the one that denies that God has. Son.

        Look around and look who denies that God has a son.

  2. K on October 26, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    But it said he would be charismatic and people would follow him anywhere, that is not a Musk. #HeWish 😆

    • an Apostle on December 6, 2022 at 6:20 pm

      Justin Trudeau

  3. Ricky on October 27, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Robert that’s what I’m saying!

  4. john francisz on October 28, 2022 at 10:00 am

    ITS RISHI

    • patrick carden on October 28, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      RIHSI. He is a Globalist I believe. That puts him in the running.

  5. Troy on October 31, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Sounds like #45.

  6. Scott on November 1, 2022 at 10:38 am

    It’s obviously Trump.

    • Brent on November 10, 2022 at 3:56 am

      Scott, I’ve been saying that for 6 years now. Plus, Elon Musk could be the false prophet. He now owns one of the largest social media platforms and is behind Optimus. Watch if Mr. Musk is able to give Optimus the ability to speak and having a social media platform to influence who or what we worship.

  7. Natalie on November 13, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    Donald Trump is who comes to mind for me. I believe that God gave me that answer a few years ago.

  8. Barbara Boyes on November 23, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I read, many years ago in an old King James Bible, or was it a minister who said that the Anti-Christ, among his other distinguishing features like an injury to the head will bring fire down from Heaven. Perhaps he is hiding in plain view and doesn’t even know he is an Anti-Christ?! (Head injuries have a way of doing that to people, as well as not permitting them the human emotion of real love) How really really sad! We need to find this guy and show him some real love, instead of mocking jealousy and constant work, work, work in a time and era of technological over-achievement and run-away intelligence but bereft of human spiritual love and understanding! It’s high time for people every where to stop chasing the brass ring and get real, don’t you agree?

  9. Truf on December 1, 2022 at 3:55 pm

    Obviously Elon Musk. He’s even working on a project about brain chips.

  10. Jake on December 7, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Ah yes the United Nations

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