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TXT: Will the Antichrist know his future?

Question: Does the Antichrist know of his eventual defeat to Christ, like Satan does?

Answer:

The Bible declares that the final Antichrist, the “man of lawlessness” pictured in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, is one who is energized by Satan as a counterfeit Christ (2 Thess 2:9).  The Scripture does not explicitly state the Antichrist knows, or is aware, of his eventual doom.

Based on the personal characteristics of the “man of sin” described in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, we can safely draw some inferences about him:

  1. He opposes and exalts himself above everything, even the one true and living God (v.4a)
  2. He proclaims himself  to be God (v.4b)
  3. He is completely influenced by and reflects the nature and character of Satan (v.9)

Scripture declares that Satan is the father of pride, the father of lies and the deceiver.  As a part of God’s sovereign plan for redemptive history, Satan is allowed to use this final “son of perdition” to carry out his evil attempt to usurp Christ and be worshipped as God.  Satan will do anything to oppose God’s rightful rulership and glory.  Therefore, one can safely argue that the Antichrist, in a way and depth unmatched by any of  the other preceding megalomaniacal world leaders, is blinded, self-deluded and completely given over to evil through Satanic influence.   (Far more than Antiochus Ephinanes or Adolf Hitler!)

Like Satan, he is completely consumed with pride and self-idolatry. I  believe the Antichrist will be shocked when he swiftly incurs his ultimate fate – the just and eternal wrath of God.

“And then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming” (2 Thess 2:8)

Author: Peter Spiers

Peter is an executive with CFA, a national healthcare consulting firm, and invests all his off-work time into his church and his family. He is faithful to invest his life into men and loves to see people transformed by God's Word.

2 Comments

  1. I am 26 years old, with 4 children. I am also an exotic dancer, from Houton, far from a modle christian, but I do belive in God And his son. I’ve been looking for answers to understand the antichrist becaus I have had vivid dreams about him. The dreams were soo real they scared me, but I know they were a message. Since I have started back dancing I know I have pushed myself away from my father and I don’t have the dreams anymore. I know if I begian to start reading scripture agian and focusing on the Lord that they will come back, and I’m kind of afraid of it. When I tell people about those dreams some of them think i’m crazy or making it up. What do you think?

  2. Tyreshia,

    Thanks for your response. May I ask you a question?Are you a attending a bible teaching church.One that believes the bible is God Word.One that seeks to faithfully teach what it says in a plain and straightforward manner.One that seeks to unfold God’s intended meaning not the thoughts our ideas of men?

    It would be important for you to be a part of a healthy church family. One where your questions can be worked through by able bible teachers who truly desire to care for and encourage your faith in Christ.

    Seek to find a church in your area like this…there are many in Houston that fit this mold…

    That’s where I’d start to deal with your questions..

    Take care,

    Peter