I am from America and wish to add to the conversation. I am very interested and write and teach on Xanga at this website RobertLeeRE.Xanga.preview/
I wish to awnser the question posed: Who do you think is the Antichrist?
I have studied this issue greatly in scripture and can only hope I add to the conversation for my brothers and sisters in Christ in Oslo.
One thing I think we can all agree on, it truly is just before the time of the end as defined by the Angel Gabriel in the book of Daniel, Daniel 12:9. Gabriel told Daniel that information as to the time of the end would be sealed until the time of the end.
In my humble opinion there are some key scriptures that unlock this important mystery that baffles so many of the Saints. Revelation 17:4 says the woman sits on the beast, but that does not infer she is the beast. So she rides and steers the Beast. When Gabriel scolds the Apostle John, Revelation 17:6-7, speaks to John as if they are two entities, not one; a Beast and a Woman. This means they have a close link but are not the same, otherwise there would be no reason to mention both names, and there is no purpose for a women. The Beast an women are two different entities. Scripture supports this, for look at Revelation 17:16 speaks of both a Beast and a Prostitute. Revelation 17:16 says the Beast burns the Prostitute’s flesh with fire leaving her naked and eating her flesh (kills the prostitute). certainly if the Beast and the prostitute were both the same the scripture would not be worded this way. So the Beast is DIFFERENT then the prostitute, and actually defeats the prostitute. This prostitute, Babylon the Great, is described clearly in Revelation 18:1-24. Many think this description is America, and I am in agreement that Babylon the Great is clearly America. So who is the BEAST you may ask. revelation 20:4-5 states the BEAST will behead the Tribulation Saints. well, were not in tribulation but I am sure everyone will agree the time is just before tribulation. The BEAST is the religion that will behead Christians and Jews during tribulation which is ISLAM. The BEAST will be Islam’s coming 12th Mahdi (Shiites). Their prophecy is in complete opposition to the Christian prophecies. The person we describe as Antichrist in our prophecies they describe as the 12th Mhadi in their prophecys. When you study these prophecies side by side they are the same person. The Beast is teh 12th Mhadi from the Islamic Shiites. According to Islamic prophecy the 12th Mhadi will have an assistant whose name is Jesus Christ who comes to earth as a man again. Of course we KNOW this is NOT Jesus since Jesus told us when he returned it would be seen as lightening from East to West. This is not AS a man but to JUDGE mankind as King of Kings. So the Mother of Prostitutes is Babylon the Great America and the BEAST she rides are the oil producing nations she exploits, which are all Islamic. The reason you cannot figure out who the kings are of the BEAST are is they always change like all evil kings. it is symbolic for an evil kingdom. The kings of teh East are all Islam. this has nothing to do with China. They are released when the four EVIL Demon Angels that are chained at the Eurphrates River, Revelation 9:12-19, 16:12-14. Now do this as an excerise. Look and see what nations surround the Eurphrates River. They are all Islamic. Look and see who surround Israel. They are all Islamic. What nations HATE both America and Israel? They are all Islamic. Both the Antichrist and false Prophet will rise through Islam. Islam is the only religion that still has true EVIL kings today that behead the followers of Christ and Jews.