21 Facts About the Antichrist in Sacred Scripture

Taylor Marshall

Below are 21 facts about the one whom Saint Paul calls "the man of sin" (2 Thess 2:3)...the Antichrist.

1. He will be an intellectual genius.
Dan. 8:23
2. He will be an oratorical genius.
Dan. 11:36
3. He will be a political genius.
Rev. 17:11-12
4. He will be a commercial genius.
Dan. 11:43; Rev. 13:16-17
5. He will be a military genius.
Rev. 6:2; 13:2
6. He will be a religious genius.
2 Thess. 2:4; Rev. 13:8
7. He will begin by controlling the West.
Rev. 17:12
8. He will make a seven-year covenant with Israel/Church but will break it after three and a half years.
Dan. 9:27
9. He will attempt to destroy the Church.
Rev. 12
10. He will destroy the false religious system so that he may rule unhindered.
Rev. 17:16-17
11. He will set himself up as God.
Dan. 11:36-37; 2 Thess. 2:4, 11; Rev. 13:5
12. He will briefly rule over all nations.
Ps. 2; Dan. 11:36; Rev. 13:16
13. He will be utterly defeated by our Lord Jesus Christ.
Rev. 19
14. He will be cast into the lake of fire.
Rev. 19:20
15. He will be a master of deceit.
2 Thess. 2:10
16. He will profane the Temple. Catholic interpreters debate over whether "temple" means the Catholic Church or whether it means a rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. Augustine wrote “it is uncertain in what temple [the Antichrist] shall sit, whether in that ruin of the temple which was built by Solomon, or in the Church.” City of God 20, 19.
Matt. 24:15
17. He will be energized by Satan himself.
Rev. 13:2
18. He will do everything according to his own selfish will.
Dan. 11:36
19. He will not regard the God of his fathers.
Dan. 11:37
20. He will not have the desire of women.
Dan. 11:37
21. His god will be Satan.
Dan. 11:38