Antichrist Misconceptions

The Antichrist could be alive today!

Not true. The Antichrist is a figure from the past who is currently dead. His corpse is on the earth, but his soul is held in the Abyss–the bottomless pit which is the deepest part of Hell.

Consider Revelation 17:7-11, which explains the nature of the seven heads of Satan. These heads are seven kings. When the book of Revelation was written five of these kings had already died, one of them was alive, and the seventh was yet to come (17:10). The Antichrist is described as a king who “…was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit…” (17:8). Again we are told that he is the “beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition” (17:11). In other words, the Antichrist once existed in the past, but he will come again when his soul ascends out of Hell to re-inhabit his body. He “was” in that he once lived on the earth, but he “is not” because he is now dead. But he will one day ascend out of the Abyss and be alive again, briefly, before he passes on into perdition (destruction).

There are only seven kings because there are only seven heads (also see Revelation 13:1), but there are eight appearances of these kings, which simply means that one of these kings has to appear twice. When he appears alive again to the world it will be because of his resurrection. This future resurrection of an ancient corpse will cause the world to be astonished!

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads… And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” (Rev 13:1,3)

“The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” (Rev 17:8)

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14 thoughts on “Antichrist Misconceptions

  1. As a 35 plus years, student of bible prophecy, I beg to differ with you, on who,what,where&when, conserning the AC. although I am looking for Jesus Christ(My Lord), not the AC. My Thompson chain Ref. Bible tells me, The AC. will be a leader who will born out EEC. nations w/Jewish Blood lenige, in order to Confirm a Peace coventw/Israel. The AC. will Mimic everything Jesus didJesus did, born of a woman, start ministering at the age of 33. Also show sings&wonders. He will be killed and come back to life. He will be a Brillant man and have answerers to every crisis, because the Devil(Satan0 will control that body). Remember he knows the scriptures and he knows his time is short, (3 1/2 Yrs. to do his work) and then Jesus will have him Bound with Heavy Chains and thrown into the Bottomless Pit, until 1,000 Year rein is up. You know the rest of the story.


  2. Question for you!

    Would you feel that “and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world” sounds like the people with their names written in the Book of Life will have already been raptured at this point?


  3. Hi Robert, yes I understand the traditional view as taught by Thompson’s and the majority of Bible scholars today, but I disagree with their views based on what the Bible says. For instance, the Antichrist is clearly already dead. He once was, now is not, and yet shall be. He’s dead. He has already received his fatal wound. So he won’t be killed and raised to life in the middle of the Tribulation. Yes, he will be raised to life, but at the beginning of the 70th Week, not at the middle. He will BEGIN his end-times career when he is resurrected. Yes, this is a new view, but it is backed up by Scripture. And Rick, yes I do believe that the text you cited implies that the AC is resurrected after the Rapture. Furthermore, the chronology of Revelation CONFIRMS that the Rapture happens first, because I see the church in Heaven after the sixth Seal, while the AC is not resurrected until the fifth Trumpet when the Abyss is opened.

    Thanks for hanging with me… I know these new views are challenging to our old conceptions of the AC!


  4. This Hal Linsey view that you have needs to be reviewed again. Most of what the TC Bible says is just commentary and is based off of the Hal Lindsey camp…or at least that view point if it originated before Mr. Lindsey. What Peter suggests is a much more coherent and biblically based thesis on the AC. Just read the books from Peter and it will be a tool to test everything..not that Peter has everything right but he does make some excellent points that make more sense than the typical Pre-trib view (which Peter is pre-Day of the Lord). Have fun with it all!


  5. This type of discernment you are blessed with is why I felt comfortable learning from you as soon as I first heard you speak while a guest on PID radio years back–you have the most wonderful gift from God to understand His Word, most especially where it concerns ‘the end times’ and all that is encompassed by that–I know I disagreed with you on some other issues recently, but not when it comes to subjects like this one–I am so very glad to have been able to read your understanding of things concerning the anti-Christ–when I first read your ideas on this awhile back, I believed you had been able to understand God’s Word on this subject where others who’ve tried have not–so, thank you, Mr. Goodgame, very much!:)


  6. Hi Pet, I was wondering if you’d mind if I posted this article on my blog? If not I understand. It would greatly appreciated. I think this interpretation makes much more since than what I have learned in the past.


  7. “…….the Antichrist is a figure from the past who is currently dead. His corpse is on the earth, but his soul is held in the Abyss–the bottomless pit which is the deepest part of Hell.”

    I’m sorry, but this is pure nonsense. Speculation run completely amok. The 21st chapter of Ezekiel tells includes a veiled reference to where the antichrist comes from and he most certainly is alive today. From what I’ve read here, there is very little accurate information in your personal eschatological scheme. From the Seventy Weeks of Daniel to the rapture of the saints, you have pretty much missed the proverbial boat. These assertions will probably not even get a response, which is absolutely fine by me as I’m not trying to convince anyone. Let’s compare notes when we meet in glory and see who came closer to the truth…………



  8. Another misconception, I think is this:

    On the other hand, if we view the completion of the “Temple of God” from an apocalyptic viewpoint we find that this future Temple is in fact an allusion to the rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple, just as the ritual implies, which is predicted by prophets from the Old and New Testaments, and which the Apostle Paul predicts will be briefly inhabited by the Antichrist:

    “Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4)

    In order for him to sit down there it must be rebuilt first.


  9. However, not at all sure “briefly” about this “inhabited” is as correct.

    Catholic view is Antichrist will reside in a rebuilt Temple used by still unchristian and therefore still Apostate Judaism (of some kind, one might add today, now there are so many different branches of it).

    The prediction he will forbid the sacrifice to be offered is about forbidding Holy Mass, which is a true sacrifice. (Malachi 1:11).

    Antichrist could have already been revived in a way recorded on some film but not yet published, or his identity to Nimrod or Nero could be moral or genealogical rather than physically same person. So, Padre Pio OFMCap could very well have been right Antichrist had already come.


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