"See How They LOVE One Another"
Justin Martyr "We who used to value the acquisition of wealth and possessions more than anything else now bring what we have into a common fund and share it with anyone who needs it. We used to hate and destroy one another and refused to associate with people of another race or country. Now, because of Christ, we live together with such people and pray for our enemies."
Throughout the past nineteen centuries, there have been various perceptions as to who or what is the Antichrist.
Little children, it is the last time: 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 KJV
"He that is not of Christ is of Antichrist
Polycarp (ca. 69 -- ca. 155) who warned the Philippians that everyone who preached false doctrine was an antichrist. His use of the term Antichrist follows that of the New Testament in not identifying a single personal Antichrist, but a class of people.
The Antichrist will not be so called; otherwise he would have no followers...he will come disguised as the Great Humanitarian; he will talk peace, prosperity and plenty not as means to lead us to God, but as ends in themselves...He will tempt Christians with the same three temptations with which he tempted Christ... He will have one great secret which he will tell to no one: he will not believe in God. Because his religion will be brotherhood without the fatherhood of God, he will deceive even the elect. He will set up a counterchurch ... It will have all the notes and characteristics of the Church, but in reverse and emptied of its divine content. It will be a mystical body of the Antichrist that will in all externals resemble the mystical body of Christ.
Ted Cruz touts endorsement from church founder who claims Oprah
is the forerunner of the Antichrist
The evangelical pastor [Mike Bickel]as also focused on Winfrey as a forerunner of the Antichrist, saying she is of the "Harlot Movement" that will seduce the masses with "humanitarian projects" and "acts of compassion for all the wrong reasons"