The-word Antichrist means an enemy of Christ or a usurper of Christ’s name and rights — this meaning has the broad application to include all that is opposite to Christ is thus antichrist; i.e., see 1 John 2:18 … Even now are there many antichrists. 1 John 4:3 — includes the spirit of antichrist — alluding to any who in spirit or in person is opposed to Christ, to teach antichristian doctrine, and deny the fact of the incarnation [of Jesus Christ as God the Son] i.e., false teachers and false disciples. (SYSTEMAT1C THEOLOGY, Vol. VII, L. S. Chafer, pp. 16-17). It’s said that the Antichrist will carry the Mark of the Beast (666). Some believe the antichrist to be gentile, because he comes from the sea, while others believe that he will be a resurrected individual, based on Revelation 13:3 and 17:8 and that he will be Judas Iscariot. Whoever the Anti-Christ is, here are the top ten contenders:
Because John, the writer of Revelation, would never have known what a dinosaur actually lookerd like, it’s reasonable to suppose he would have identified any vision of Barney as one of a dragon. Taking this into consideration, you might find the following Scriptures quite revealing:
Revelation 12:3, “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon.”
Revelation 13:4, “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”
Revelation 20:2, “And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years.”
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The numerical value of Roosevelt’s name was reported to be a sum of 666. Because of the Great Depression, FDR was one of the most autocratic US President of the 20th century. Roosevelt was in office for 12 years.
8. Kim Jong-il
Under pressure from apocalyptic conspirators, the former North Korea, Kim Jong-il, admitted through state-run media that he is “possibly the Anti-Christ” in 2008. The shocking confession came after weeks of the media hounding Kim Jong-il with letters and e-mails demanding that Jong-il “confess and share in the windfall of royalties from book sales.” In the official state press release, Jong-il was quoted as saying, “I’ve never liked Zionists but I always respect and fear those who have divorced multiple times and still have a squeaky clean reputation. It’s a personal weakness of mine. I just can’t say no to such people. I’m such a schlub.”
7. Vladimir Putin
As we all know Nostradamus predicted that there would be 3 Antichrists. In one of his quatrains he argued, “The year 1999, seventh month, From the sky will come a great King of Terror. To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.” Indeed in the year 1999, Vladimir Putin rose to power first as the Prime Minister and then as President. As well, conspirators argue that just as Nostradamus predictions, “from the sky will come a great King of Terror”, Yeltsin’s choice for prime minister came out of the blue. So therefore Putin must be what Nostradamus referred to as the Antichrist.
6. Barack Obama
Conspirators believe that the current President of the United States is the antichrist. They argue this because he has made public his stands on issues that are not exactly aligned with Christianity and its tenets. For example, Obama is pro-gay, and actively pushing for same-sex unions and rights of homosexuals. He is also pro-abortion, funding the killing of the unborn in his controversial health programme. Others argue that Obama is not an antichrist, but is paving the way for one.
5. Ronald Reagan
Accusers who argued that the former U.S. President was an Anti-Christ believed so because all three of his names had the number 6 in them: Ronald Wilson Reagan. The conspiracy does not end there. Conspirators came up with a whole list of other reasons why they believed Reagan was an antichrist: one of his heads had a mortal wound [James Brady], his feet were like a bear’s [referring to the state animal of Reagan’s adopted home state] and his wife preferred to wear red. But Reagan never blasphemed God, so he’s not the ideal candidate.
Napoleon Bonaparte was nicknamed the “Antichrist and the enemy of God” by Tsar Alexander of Russia. It was his dubious rise to power, anti-Catholic policies and growing hunger to rule the world that earned the Emperor a place on this list. For those who believe that Nostradamus predicted the 3 Antichrists, Napoleon is often considered an obvious choice to fill the slot.
3. Adolf Hitler
Ever since the Old Testament first spoke of the antichrist, both Christians and Jews have been looking for hints of the arrival of the Antichrist in history books. Daniel described him as the most evil man who ever will live. He would charm the Jews into submission then turn against them. This “man of sin” will briefly become the most powerful man on earth. Sounds familiar? Adolf Hitler, the evil man who killed over 11 million people during his evil plot to rule the world and to rid it of the inferior.
2. Nero Caesar
Many scholars who study and interpret the Bible believe that the Beat in Revelation 13:18 was the first of many antichrists. They believe this because when you transliterate his Greek name into Hebrew it retains the numbers 666, the numbers associated with Mark of the Beast. Every time he would start a fire and a conflict, he would blame the Christians and had them thrown to the dogs, nailed to crosses in his gardens and burned alive to serve as living torches at night. After Nero’s suicide in AD 68, there was a widespread belief in the eastern provinces, no doubt encouraged by the obscure circumstances of his death that he was not dead at all but still was alive and somehow would return. Did he?
The Roman Catholic Papacy has been a popular contender for the title of Antichrist for centuries. Martin Luther, John Calvin, Cotton Mather and William Tyndale were among the many Protestants who considered the office of the papacy to be the Antichrist. Others accused Pope Leo X, Pope Pius XII and Pope Benedict XVI to be antichrists.