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Antichrist is a term that dates back to the founding of Christianity, though its meaning has expanded in modern times. We will examine the definition of Antichrist, where it came from and some examples of its use in sentences.

Antichrist is a Christian term that is used to mean a personality who will come to usher in the Apocalypse or the end of the world. This person is purported to be the antithesis of Christ, and will work to destroy the Christian Church and the whole world, with it. Interestingly, the term Antichrist has expanded in meaning to simply mean someone who is overwhelmingly evil or someone who is a powerful enemy capable of one’s destruction. The word Antichrist is almost always used with the definite article the, as in the Antichrist. The basis of this is the idea that there is only one Antichrist that the world is waiting to identify. Antichrist is derived from the Greek word antikhristos, first found in the epistles of John in the New Testament of the Bible. Note that Antichrist is properly spelled with a capital letter.


An ultra-conservative university and television network director has fallen out of grace with Colombia’s Catholic church after claiming Pope Francis is a “false prophet” who is “paving the way for the Antichrist.” (Columbia Reports)

The mark of the beast will be an end-time identification required by the Antichrist in order to buy or sell, and it will be given only to those who worship the Antichrist,” he shared. (The Jamaica Gleaner)

Another video Johnson posted during the same month alleged Obama was the Antichrist based on the so-called Bible code. (The Washington Examiner)

There are 50 stories about how I am the Antichrist and I’m ruining the neighborhood. (The Queens Chronicle)