Many theologians today believe that the antichrist is a man, now living, who will soon arise to the position of a world-
Such views find NO support in the Bible. The term antichristos (Greek) is found in four New Testament passages – all of them in the writings of the apostle John. The Greek word means literally "against Christ or instead of Christ" (W. E. Vine). It is quite significant that Lindsey, in his chapter on the antichrist, never once refers to any of these verses (e.g., pp. 87-
"Even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know it is the last time" (I John 2:18).
Not one but many antichrists! Not later in the future before Christ's return, but NOW! (In John's time).
"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (I John 2:22).
An antichrist is anyone who denies Jesus as the Messiah (Christ). Many modern-
"Every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world" (I John 4:3).
Antichrist is a spirit (or "against –Christ-
"For many deceivers are entered into the world who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist" (II John 7).
Again false teachers who deny Christ's humanity (I Peter 3:18) are antichrist.
There is not one specific person denominated "the antichrist;" rather John plainly says that "many antichrists" have arisen (I John 2:18). There were already many antichrists in the first century. There are many today as well!