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A question about the Antichrist
Thank-you for sharing your thoughts and understandings of
the Bible with
us on a regular basis. One of the neatest aspects of your
writings is that
you have the ability to generate additional thinking by the
you give specific Bible references to guarantee your
thinking, but you
also leave the reader wanting to learn more and more.
One question that probably does not have a Bible answer that I have been recently thinking about is this ... When the Bible states the antichrist will rise to power, it is at least implied that he will not be a youngster (child). Thus far I have never read anything written by experts as to at what stage of life will the antichrist know he is the antichrist. Is this something that his parents know due to some kind of a message from the devil? Does he know this about himself since birth? Is this something in which he gradually becomes aware? Or does he make some kind of a deal the the devil to become the antichrist, etc.?
If you would be so kind, would you share some of your thoughts on this with me.
Respectfully ... Joe
Thanks for stopping by Rapture Notes.
Your question is a good one. I guess if everything to be known was written in the
would still be being written.
All I can really give you is my opinions on your questions, but
they are probably no more valid than your own on these matters.
Personally, I don't think the antichrist will know he is the antichrist when he's a child. I don't think his parents will know he's the antichrist. I don't believe he will even understand that he's the antichrist himself until perhaps shortly before his doom.
I think he'll just be a very charismatic person who through charm and guile will win many people over, and he will possess skills and problem solving abilities that probably will surprise even himself. I don't think he'll actually "make a deal" with Satan.
Perhaps, as he begins to
get puffed up
with pride and speak against God and Christians, he'll become
any one can spiritually, and Satan will possess him in a
similar manner to
how demon possession occurs, to the point where the antichrist
actually declares that he is God. After all, Satan has always
wanted to be worshipped like God and the antichrist will be the
vehicle through whom Satan tries to achieve this.
One thing I am sure about, and that is that we'll soon have the answers to questions such as yours.
God bless you and keep you till we are all with Christ.
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