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    The word "antiChrist" is only actually 'said' 4 times in the Bible.

    In none of these 4 times is it used to describe a specific individual, but merely to describe a nature that is contradictory to Christ.

    I know, personally, I was raised up to believe that "The Antichrist is coming" or that "The Antichrist will do this or look like that or cause this".

    Who first made the connection of the Beast and the 'antiChrist'??

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    Have you considered that the interpretations are actually based on synbolism and that the anti-christ is not an actual person but a set of anti-christian practices that most of the world will take up and therefore must be condemned by christians?

    I always considered it in that type of format. The idea that the anti-christ is a person is probably an attempt by Christianlike cults to scare up membership..
     
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    There's a book I read a while back on this topic that I found very interesting, tracing back to the Greek and Hebrew origins underlying the earliest known usages of the term Antichrist and following the way the tradition has changed over time. If you really want a good, in depth answer I'd recommend it.

    The origins and early development of ... - Google Books
     
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    I guess that's part of my problem with the concept.
    I'm a sola-scripture kinda guy.
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    I get the symbolism connections. I just don't see the scriptural evidence.

    SO many people have been labeled THE anti-Christ and for someone such as me that wants to see the scriptural evidence that supports that claim, I'm found wanting.

    If 'they' want to label someone the beast, fine. But the Beast and the antiChrist, it seems to me, are 2 separate things.
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    Synbolism--I really need to learn how to spell, huh?:eusa_shhh:
     
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    Syn-vs-Sin
    I get the joke
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    No joke--I misspelled!
     
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    I know.
    Just trying to put ya at ease with it
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    Dude you're going to singlehandedly cause me to turn avatars off if you don't get that nasty ass hoof the fuck out of there.
     
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