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After the reforms of Patriarch Nikon to the Russian Orthodox Church of 1652, a large number of Old Believers held that Peter the Great was the Antichrist, because of his treatment of the Orthodox Church.

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Some believe that antichrists are those of whom John wrote—-teachers of false doctrines concerning Christ and his incarnation—-rather than a single individual.

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The Antichrist will continue on for three and a half years following this, until he is finally defeated by Christ.

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At some point—though not in the New Testament itself—the term antichrist was applied to a particular person, the "man of sin" or "son of perdition" mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2:3.

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The Jewish practice of Gematria—in which letters are assigned numerical values—and other numerology techniques are used to calculate the numeric value of a name in attempts to confirm the identity of the Antichrist.

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Christians also interpret Chapter's seven and eight of the Book of Daniel as a prophecy of the Antichrist.

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In 1914, a woman believing the faith healer Rasputin was the Antichrist, stabbed him, cutting a large wound in his chest.

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Some Catholics expected a son of Martin Luther to be the Antichrist, as his scion would be the son of an ex-priest and ex-nun.

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Jerry Falwell told a pastors' conference in January 1999, in a sermon on the Second Coming, that the Antichrist was probably alive on earth, and certainly a Jewish male.

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Various individuals in history have been identified as the supposed Antichrist.

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The word anti can also be translated "as if," and thus antichrist can also mean someone who pretends to be a Messiah.

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Ronald Reagan was thought by some to be the Antichrist after he, like John Paul II, recovered from a gunshot wound.

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The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, called himself the Antichrist.

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Both Jewish and Christian literature survives, referring to Emperor Nero as the Antichrist.

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The early Protestant Reformers, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, Thomas Cranmer, John Knox, Cotton Mather, and John Wesley, identified the Roman papacy as the Antichrist.

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Both Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler were also identified by some as the Antichrist.

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Some Protestant churches have made it an issue of faith to identify the Bishop of Rome and the papal system as the Antichrist.

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Headed by Matthias Flacius, several Lutheran scholars in Magdeburg, known as the Centuriators of Magdeburg, wrote the 12-volume Magdeburg Centuries to discredit the papacy, including identifying the pope as the Antichrist.

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Islam, in their view, is the false religion and of the Antichrist, otherwise known as the False Prophet.

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Some of the Spiritual Franciscans considered the Emperor Frederick II a positive Antichrist who would clean the Church from riches and clergy.

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The words antichrist and antichrists appear in only four verses in the Bible—in the epistles 1 John and 2 John.

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Christians disagree on what will happen in the end times, and the role that antichrists or the Antichrist will play.

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Conspiracy theorists have claimed that the immortal Count of Saint Germain is the Antichrist or somehow analogous to Lucifer.

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The numbers 666 or 616 are associated with the Antichrist, according to Revelation 13:18.

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Popular Christian author Tim LaHaye put forward the idea that the Antichrist may be a current or future Secretary-General of the United Nations.

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Related ideas and references appear in various apocrypha, and a more complete portrait of the Antichrist has been built up gradually by Christian theologians and folk-religionists.

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Jose Luis de Jesus Miranda, a minister with a large Latin American following, claims not only to be God, but at the same time, the Antichrist.

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Some Christians believe that the Antichrist will be assassinated half way through the Tribulation, but will be revived and Satan will dwell in him.

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The Antichrist is also a popular archetype for villainous behavior.

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Antichrist is translated from the combination of two ancient Greek words ???? + ??????? (antн + khristos), which means anti "opposite" (of) khristos "anointed," therefore, "opposite of Christ."

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In Christian eschatology, the Antichrist or Anti-Christ is a powerful, evil leader who will arise in the Last Days in opposition to God and His church.

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