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Antichrist

[an-ti-krahyst]
noun Theology.
1.
a particular personage or power, variously identified or explained, who is conceived of as appearing in the world as the principal antagonist of Christ.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) an opponent of Christ; a person or power antagonistic to Christ.
3.
(often lowercase) a disbeliever in Christ.
4.
(often lowercase) a false Christ.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English, Old English < Late Latin Antichrīstus < Late Greek Antíchrīstos the Antichrist. See anti-, Christ

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Antichrist (ˈæntɪˌkraɪst)
 
n
1.  New Testament the antagonist of Christ, expected by early Christians to appear and reign over the world until overthrown at Christ's Second Coming
2.  (sometimes not capital) an enemy of Christ or Christianity
 
Anti'christian
 
adj

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antichrist
c.1300, from L.L. antichristus, from Gk. antikhristos [I John ii.18], from anti- "against" + khristos (see Christ).
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Antichrist definition


A person mentioned in the New Testament as an enemy of Jesus, who will appear before the Second Coming and win over many of Jesus' followers. The Antichrist is often identified with a beast described in the Book of Revelation, whom God destroys just before the final defeat of Satan.

Note: Since the New Testament was written, people have frequently tried to prove that an individual human being was the Antichrist. Some of the candidates have been the Roman emperors Nero and Caligula and the modern dictators Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
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Antichrist definition


against Christ, or an opposition Christ, a rival Christ. The word is used only by the apostle John. Referring to false teachers, he says (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7), "Even now are there many antichrists." (1.) This name has been applied to the "little horn" of the "king of fierce countenance" (Dan. 7:24, 25; 8:23-25). (2.) It has been applied also to the "false Christs" spoken of by our Lord (Matt. 24:5, 23, 24). (3.) To the "man of sin" described by Paul (2 Thess. 2:3, 4, 8-10). (4.) And to the "beast from the sea" (Rev. 13:1; 17:1-18).

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