Messianic Apologetics
10 January, 2020

Antimessiah/antichrist – FAQ

Who do you think the antimessiah/antichrist is?

We believe that the man of lawlessness will be of Roman ancestry considering that the prophecy of Daniel 9:26 speaks of “the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary” (NASU), in reference to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 C.E. More than likely, this man will be European, but by no means can he be limited to Europe. The only way we will know whether or not a person is the antimessiah/antichrist is when he receives a deadly wound (Revelation 13:3, 12, 14), which some believe will result in blinding of his right eye and loss of mobility in one of his arms (Zechariah 11:17), and whether or not he initiates the Abomination of Desolation. We do not want to pinpoint any individual that might later prove not to be the one.