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AMEMBER - I received this in an email from an LDS friend.
According to The Book of Revelations:
The Anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations with persuasive language, and have a MASSIVE Christ-like appeal....the prophecy says that people will flock to him and he will promise false hope and world peace, and when he is in power, he will destroy everything. Can you please tell me where this is found.
JOEL - It's not found in any scriptures I know of. I have no idea how people get such specific details about the anti-christ being one particular man who will cause all that damage from the few scriptures that describes it. There are some scriptures in the book of Revelation which some use for their definition of such a being, such as the following in the book of Revelation:
"11. And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." (Rev 13: 11-18)
Many have devised their own different interpretations of what they read in such scriptures and other places. Actually the word anti-Christ does not appear at all in the book of Revelation; but is refered to as the beast as in the scriptures quoted above. In the New Testament the term anti-Christ it is found only in the epistles of John. (1 Jn. 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 Jn. 1:7)
An antichrist is an opponent of Christ; one who is in opposition to the true gospel and true Church. He is one who offers salvation to men on some other terms than those laid down by Christ.
Sherem (Jac. 7:1-23), Nehor (Alma 1:2-16), and Korihor (Alma 30:6-60) of the Book of Mormon were antichrists who spread their delusions among the Nephites.
In his epistles John said, "and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (1 John 2:18.) "And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (1 John 4:3.)
The great antichrist which is to stand as the antagonist of Christ in the last days, and which is to be overthrown when He comes to cleanse the earth and usher in the millennium, is probably not any one individual being but represents all members of the church of the devil, with Satan at its head.