(Micahel Brown) There are some Christians who are so focused on the end times that they almost talk about the Antichrist more than Jesus Christ. Not only is my focus absolutely not on the Antichrist, but I’m not even worried about him.

It is true that the Bible paints a dreadful picture of this individual whom Paul calls “the man of sin … the son of destruction.” (2 Thess. 2:3). He writes: “even him [the lawless one], whose coming is in accordance with the working of Satan with all power and signs and false wonders, and with all deception of unrighteousness among those who perish, because they did not receive the love for the truth that they might be saved” (2 Thess. 2:9-10).

In the book of Revelation, this same figure is described even more vividly, albeit in symbolic terms: “And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, with ten crowns on his horns, and blasphemous names on his heads. The beast which I saw was like a leopard. His feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. The dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority. I saw one of his heads as if it was mortally wounded, but his deadly wound was healed, and the whole world marveled and followed the beast” (Rev. 13:1-3). FULL REPORT