Thank you, I too don't believe Anti-Messiah is to come, but that he's already here, in the spirit form. There is not one Anti-Messiah but many (false prophets, who mostly don't even realize they are led by a deceiving spirit), who don't speak according to the truth revealed in the word.History is littered with false Christs and false "messiahs."
More notably Joseph Smith who went on to deceive millions with a false revelation and false gospel.
Likewise Charles Taze Russell, who founded the Jehovah Witnesses is of similar apostasy.
Many sects and cults have been set up by charismatic leaders who either lead their followers to death, or disappear very very rich.
I still remember "Jonestown" (Peoples Temple Agricultural Project) under the leadership of Jim Jones, in northwestern Guyana.
It became internationally notorious when on November 18th, 1978, a total of 918 people died by forced poisonings and shootings.
And who can forget Waco.
David Koresh (born Vernon Wayne Howell, died 19/04/1993) was the American leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect,
believing himself to be its final prophet. He was right in that he was their final prophet.
But I save the best for last. Since the fall of the Roman Empire, but especially from 606 AD onwards, the Popes have usurped Jesus as head of
the Church on Earth. The Vicar of Christ, Pontus Maximus and all that. All the Biblical references to a small power that looks like a lamb but is a dragon,
right through to the major Anti-Christ verses of Revelation are fulfilled in Rome and the blasphemies of Roman Catholicism.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come,] except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sits in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
That's a pretty good description of the Popes, Rome and St. Peters.
No other false Christ (Papal Rome) has lead so many people into idolatry and false doctrines [Babylon].
No other false Christ has murdered so many millions of other Christians, particularly after the Reformation.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect. [Fatima, apparitions, faces of Christ coming through walls, etc...]
And then there is the world of the U.S. TV evangelists with their own channels and "ministries."
I can watch this lot on Foxtel here in Australia.
I am sure that there are false prophets in among this lot.
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