Saturday, October 27, 2007


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

What we know about the Antichrist is in the Bible. The primary passage is in The Book of Revelation, chapter 13, verses 1-10. In the same chapter, verses 11-18 is a description of the False Prophet. The Book of Revelation, from chapter 4 to its close, is presented in symbolism.

Jesus Christ gave His revelation to John the apostle on the Isle of Patmos off of Greece around AD 95. Therefore, the author of the Book is Christ and the scribe is John.

Because of the symbolism, one interprets the symbols literally in order to derive the literal message. Therefore, the first beast is understood to be the Antichrist. The second beast is understood to be the False Prophet. They both operate from the City of Seven Hills, Rome. They are both demonically possessed.

The Antichrist is the political leader of the world. The False Prophet is the religious leader of the Religion from Hell, the latter symbolized as a prostitute, Babylon. In other words the false religion is the prostituting of the true faith as revealed in the Bible.

The Antichrist appears as one whose charisma circles the world, though his headquarters is in the City of Seven Hills. He, a mortal filled with Satan ("the dragon"), delights in blaspheming the holy rule of God.


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