The Anti-Christ Is Coming
The Antichrist really will exist, and he is absolutely involved in the future program of God. At a point in history, the Earth will face a stark choice. The choice will be between the lamb of God, Jesus Christ, who died for every person on this planet and the Antichrist who is a world leader, a miracle worker and a satanically controlled individual. A false prophet will proclaim the Antichrist as divine and the world will follow after him. When they choose to do that, God in heaven will explode with rage. The planet has rejected the God who died for them and chosen a self-proclaimed God as their Savior from the problems of this Earth. Let's see how Paul the apostle described it:
Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4).
That day of the Lord, or the future judgment of God on this earth, cannot occur until this man is revealed. It is critically important to realize that the appearance of the Antichrist is what leads to God’s future intervention in human history.