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The Beast, Son of Perdition, Antichrist, Maitreya, etc.

Question from listener (Charles): “Why do most prophecy teachers refer to “the Antichrist” as though it is a specific individual given that name in the Bible? In reading the Bible I have never been able to identify any individual or entity referred to as “the Antichrist.”

I agree with Charles that the best name for the person in question is not precisely Antichrist. The Scriptures have many names for this person. We find him called by the title little horn in Dan 7 and 8, Son of Perdition in 2 Thessalonians 2, the Wicked One in Isaiah 11. So,  he is not properly called “the Antichrist” – I have used the term “Antichrist” because it is what we commonly used term to describe the person who will be the ultimate embodiment of the antichrist philosophy. I would argue that it is not such a bad designation for the person because he is certainly against and will be in the place of Christ – thus the name fits. I think the other terms for such as beast, son of perdition, little horn, are all terms that refer to a feature of him. From Genesis 3:15 we know that he will be opposed to Jesus the Messiah (the Christ) and will also be the genetic counterfeit of the Christ.  I am convinced that he is called the beast in revelation precisely because he is a genetic hybrid between Satan and man.

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  1. Hey doug, very interesting information and it fits in with everything i have been thinking.
    I was wandering do you beleive that the serpents seed in genesis means the antichrist exclusively? or can it mean the antichrist and the nephilim?

  2. Hi Doug. I enjoy your thoughts and research on biblical prophecy. I have met multiple people (including family) who hold a preterist view on biblical prophecy. I myself do not believe this but one thing I have heard them repeatedly argue is that Nero Caesar’s name meant and calculated 666 therefore he was the beast. Do you have any insight or opinion as to what 666 means and how it might fit into the genetical DNA of the beast?
    God Bless,

  3. If one puts their full focus on Christ the antichrist loses all relevance. The riches of Christ are unsearchable. The revelation of Christ never ends. He is the Alpha and Omega. He’s more than we can comprehend in Himself. Christ is my King, my love, my peace, my joy, my salvation, my God… Who were we talking about again? Oh that already dead guy called the antichrist, compared to Christ the best term for him is nothing.

    The secret service teaches their agents how to recognize counterfeit currency by increasing their familiarity with real currency. Christ is the truth and the light. Live in Him and you’ll not have to worry about the darkness.

  4. 1 John 2:18 ” 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.”

  5. Doug, I appreciate the courtesy and dignity with which you reply to rude posts. I find your posts interesting and somewhat disturbing. I think the UFO/Alien/Satan’s Seed thing is off center, but I love some of what you publish and I find even the “Woo-Woo” stuff interesting. I can’t say you are wrong. Keep up your good work.

  6. searcheroftruth

    Hi Doug.  I am just a simple stay at home mum in Australia.  I get all that you are saying.  Keep up the good work.  Things
    are not looking to pretty in these last days.  Only those who desire truth will understand.  Many blessings…to you

  7. The Antichrist/beast/son of perdition/little horn/seed of satan has to be a unique individual because he is the counterfeit of the true Christ (Gen 3:15) he is also thrown into the lake of fire (Dan 7:11, Rev 19:20). 

    • I don’t disagree that the Antichrist is an individual, but it is also stated that Hell and Death will be thrown into the lake of fire, right? I’ve always wondered what this meant. I mean hell is a just place and death is… what?
      A state of being? Is this just some kind of symbolism?

      • In the passage you mention (Revelation 20:14), the word translated as ‘Hell’ is ᾅδης (‘Hades’), which is widely regarded as corresponding to the Hebrew שאול (‘Sheol’) — see for example Isaiah 14:9 — and is thus a sort-of holding-place for the damned. Their final destination is the lake of fire: Hades/Sheol and its contents will be thrown into the lake of fire.

        There are various theories as to how ‘death’ might be thrown into the lake of fire, such as the idea that ‘death’ refers to the business of being dead (and unsaved) — that the torments, wailing & gnashing of teeth, etc. are all relocated to the lake of fire. This sounds about right to me, although it’s interesting to note (given the ideas on this site) that the word for death, θάνατος (‘Thanatos’), is the name of an ancient Greek deity (and so is Hades for that matter).

        Whatever the case turns out to be, you really don’t want to go there: stick close to The Lord!

        • death means the dying of man. its really quite simple. man is dying because of what adam and eve did, through a perfect man (adam) sin entered the world and we are all dying (of age and disease etc) it took another perfect man to pay that ransom (jesus) and eternal life will be given back to man because of what jesus did for us. After armegeddon and all that and jesus takes over…Right now Satan is “the god of this world” But soon humans dying (the righteous ones) will be a thing of the past and we will live forever as death will have been casted into the spiritual lake of fire. its just symbolic. Once you die you are in a sleep like state as Jesus described it in the bible. when Lazarus was dead Jesus said why are you crying he is only sleeping” and jesus resurected him. This from gods son saying for a fact death is a sleeplike state where you are neither in pain or anguish….but just away until resurection.

          And as it says at ecclesiastes 9:5 ” For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even the memory of them is forgotten”

          The price sin pays is death. the devil and his demons do not work for god as employees hurting people in a fiery pit. Satan walks this earth right now and so do his angel followers. of course there is a real pit an abyss that these living angels are tossed into but the lake of fire simply means GONE dead. No return, no resurection…a lake of fire is symbolic of consuming all. I can go on and on about “Hell” simply being the common grave for mankind and not a place where god approves of torture. Its all symbolic. Ya see at that time they burned the dead and because of wars and pestilences the idea that you “burn forever” came about and it was used as a description of death and people feared it alot but read what jesus had to say about death and resurection and life…..

          Jesus has the keys to the “grave of mankind and it says “ALL” will hear his voice it even says the sea will give up those dead in it….imagine all the sunken ships and the people who have lost their lives at sea thru the centuries. jesus is going to resurect them all. Of course it says the wicked will face judgement day (that lasts a thousand human years) but the righteous will be resurected to full life and wont be put to the test at judgement day…Jesus is not just resurecting people to then put them to death again….judgement day lasts a thousand years…its life under rule of jesus while satan is locked in an abyss for a thousand years…when he gets out he will mislead mankind again and your judgement day is: do you accept life under rule of jesus or do you accept and want to go back to wicked ways of the devils system of things” this is the test the resurected wicked will be subject to….of course during this thousand year test they will be alive for a thousand years. Then after all this the devil will be thrown into the symbolic lake of fire and death and hades will be thrown in too…its just symbolic for an end to death to humans and an end to satan forever and ever. This is what it means.

          • Hi Brian,
            If death is just physical then why did Jesus talk about the second death (Rev 2:11) and what about Isaiah 66:24 where people will go out and look upon the corpses where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched? What about Rev 14:10 where those that take the mark will be tormented day and night forever? What about Jesus saying in Mark 9 that it is better to enter into life without a hand or a foot than to be cast into gehenna where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched (quoting from Isa 66:24)? Daniel 7:11 tells us that the Antichrist will be cast into the fiery stream that is coming out from God which is the same as the lake of fire in Rev 19:20 and then that is the place that Satan is thrown into. (Rev 20:10) I don’t think these are merely symbols. On what authority do you come to that conclusion?



          • Hi doug i get my wisdom from prayer and the holy spirit. Im not smart at all i really am not but i pray daily that god gives me wisdom in understanding the bible. You see when i was a kid, i grew up an army brat. my father was in the military and so i moved around so much. Getting vaccines everytime. Back then (in the 80’s growing up) i had no idea of the dangers of vaccines but i did know that after getting them my mind would become really hazy, my memory would dwindle. Ide actually get depressed because i felt i was getting dumber and dumber. ide learn math all my multiplication but then forget it after moving to a new school (and getting that round of vaccines with it) all i could do is pray and ask god what was happening to me. I picked up a bible for the first time and decided i wanted to read it. With my brain haze none of it made sense but i prayed and prayed to god to help me. i gave up on trying to read the bible. later as ive grown up ive learned the cause of my stumbling the vaccines. and not taking a vaccine since 1991 my mind lost that hazy feeling and i picked up the bible a few years ago. maybe in 2008 and i just started reading from page one of genesis.

            totally loving every page and then i got to the part about solomon and how the one thing he asked god for was wisdom and how god admired it so much that, that was all he asked for. so i thought hey ill ask god for discernment and understanding of the bible….all he can give me. and i do believe he has given me alot of understanding. i still learn alot from others like yourself this is why i come here. But on certain subjects of the bible i feel i inderstand it completely. I am now on my 4th reading thru the bible. Takes me a few months as i read a few pages every other day. But its the best book on earth and the stories are amazing.

            Now to answer some of your questions:

            the 2nd death is avoided if you die a righteous person, you will not be subjected to the misleadings of satan after he is released after a thousand years. The righteous will not be under judgement and subject to the 2nd death. in other words, thos who die unrighteous now (and the righteous too) will be resurected under jesus’s peaceful system and they will get a taste of life under jesus as king and all the joy and peace of that…..Your first death is how you die now. the 2nd death is being put to death for good for going back to your wicked ways….loving satans system of things, money, drunkeness, unmarried sex etc all the sins this current system of things promotes will come back after satan is released after a thousand years locked up. But for 1000 years (this is judgement day 1000 years is 1 day to god) Righteous people will not be fooled into satans re-emergence of his system when hes released but the judged can and many will want his system back. thats what rev 2:1 means.

            Isaiah 66:24 is a description of the mass and i do mean MASS of people who fall for satans temptation. Remember jesus is going to resurrect ALOT of long dead people and so those who fail at judgement day will be as numerous as the sands of the sea. so you can imagine the land will be littered with their bodies. Now this does not mean that a corpse will stay their for infinity. it just means its going to be a sight to see…. all the fools who have decided that gods way is not for them they would rather have satans system. God is all about beauty and love and peace he wont alter the human bodys decomposition rate to zero to where it stays there forever with guts all hanging out this is just symbolic, But it will be horrific for the righteous to see this. It will look like bodys and worms never dying just means they have plenty to eat for quite awhile.

            Rev 14:10 thos whote take the mark tormented forever and ever. again the symbol of tormenting day and nightforever and ever is the lake of fire…the 2nd death the permanent death…… since those who take the mark will NOT be resurected to jesus’s system they are instantly after getting the mark are set for the condemned death meaning they, after being put to death are dead for good. Thats why its so important you do not take the mark. You will not get resurected with all the others. This of course is why the mark of the beast is going to be so much more than just a chip….it will doom you. and this is what i pray continually for is the knowledge of what is the mark of the beast. anyways if you take the mark you dont get to judgment day you are insta set for death with no chance of resurection.

            Mark 9 jesus saying that it is better to enter into life without a hand or a foot than to be cast into gehenna where the worm does not die and the fire is not quenched. just means theres alot of people who have decided gods way is not for them…remember the road is narrow to life but the road is broad towards death. hes saying its better to suffer for jesus than be put to the permanent death.

            Daniel 7:11 it just means the antichrist is not a god hes being put to death just like satan is. the permanent death. Satan will not be alive in another realm as some “god” still ruling over wicked dead humans. Hes dead…for good. the antichrist is put to death too.

            Doug i prayed before replying i wanted to answer your questions in the best way how i hope i did. god bless you brother and keep on doing what your doing.

      • what this means is an end to death completely. Man was made to life forever. so “hell and death” being casted into the lake of fire means there will be no more death. Man will be restored to everlasting life here on earth. And no longer will age of years kill you. “the meek will inherit the earth”

      • Hi Richard, I have been thinking about death and Hades (Sheol) as well. I am working on that. My feeling right now is that they are demons/fallen angels that are overseeing a place and a state of being (or at least the execution of it). I will be putting this in my next book. It is a challenging concept however.

        • Doug, I didn’t realise that you were thinking along those lines. Hell would be the being known to the Greeks as Hades/Pluto and death would be the one known as Thanatos? Is that correct?

  8. The antichrist has been here in the flesh in the temple. The little horn came up among the ten already. There is no 7 year trib. There is no pretribulation rapture, just a bunch of false prophets setting you up. The antichrist is not islam. The 70th week started with Jesus getting baptise at the age of 30. It ended with the stoning of stephen. So all this 7 year trib stuff is just setting you up for a fake antichrist, and a fake return of christ with only  1/3 of the angels. What a great deception for those after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.
    Wake up! Santorum stood by his criticism of John F. Kennedy’s 1960 speech.
    The antichrist has been slowly coming in the back door for the last 70 years.  

    • I dont understand your repy – how can there be a fake return? can you explain this?

    • Hi Jim34, 
      I am confused by your rant. What evidence do you give for such things? What happened after the stoning of Stephen? Where is time of suffering that the world has never seen before and will never see again if the 70th week started with the stoning of Stephen? Please clarify what you are trying to say.

        • the dark ages was alot of suffering but it was not on a global scale. the great tribulation is going to be SO bad that nobody here or anywhere can describe what its going to be like it is going to be so bad……so bad that it will be the end of mankind if not for the mercy of god. dark ages was not that time bubba. heres what i picture the tribulation as, nephilim out and about killing, an invading alien /demon army (read the book of joel) earth calamities, famines, pestilence just worst of the worst and to top it all off the mark of the beast is active at this time….cant buy or sell. God will provide mana from heaven to those who refuse the beast mark i am confident of this and god will see to it his worshippers who endure will be helped by him.

          The great tribulation is going to be SCARY. alot of the arm flailing sing song for 2 hours misled christians in the 501c3 churches who never open a bible but just listen to the dirtbag freemason telling them they will be raptured out before the tribulation will lose their faith when it does not happen. They will then be the most venemous antichristian people there are and you can be sure will gladly join in on the hunt for those without the mark of the beast.

    • Hi Jim- I’m just pointing out the obvious that you firmly believe what you posted. I’m glad you did because it tells us alot about yourself so we know how to pray for you (as well as the others that post similar comments.) I’m sorry but you have been feed that disinfo by man and not God. No one who reads the Bible comes up with that kind of stuff. My encouragement to you is to do your own research but this time ask God to show you the truth and to help you filter out man’s teaching. Plus another red flag about the link you posted teaches Saturday worship which tells us you follow teachers that do not understand GRACE vs LAW. It’s like the saying, the heart is a well and the mouth is the bucket. Many will be praying for you. (“God does not whip the Devil’s children, but He certainly does spank His own.” – J. Vernon McGee)

      • Matt 5:18 “For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Jesus kept the Sabbath. Yes we are under grace but we do need to follow the ten commandments as close as possible. I as well as others do believe that the mark of the beast will be sunday worship. In the end you will have to decide which side of the line to stand on. Calamities and other events are bring us closier to the sunday law. REV 14:9  If any man worship the beast and his image. So You see the issue is worship. So what I’m saying is don’t take the chip, and stand on the correct side of the line when the time comes.   

        •  1 John 2:18 ” 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.”

  9. Nice article I thought you were on to something and then I see at the end you are only trying to push a book.  genetic hybrid? What a lot of crap. Way to study the subject and then put your own twist on it.

    • Hi – my evidence is detailed in my book – the contents of which I have given out freely on this website. Genetic hybrids are not nonsense as you suggest. I encourage you to do some research of your own and then share your conclusions. It sounds like you are speaking without knowledge of the subject matter.  

      • doug, i believe you are right on the mark brother. there is an unusual amount of hype now coming from all types of ufo enthusiasts about some type of disclosure soon. keep up the good fight, and pay no mind to the nay sayers. we’ll pray for them, but in the end it’s their choice. In Christ’s matchless name, may he continue to give you the wisdom to spread the word.

      • i totaly agree with doug on genetic hybrids. just read about the abductions taking place and subtraction of dna and anyone with half a brain cell will figure out the demons are making a hybrid army.

    • True, in these end times, deception reigns, however we, YaHWeH’s people, are destroyed for lack of knowledge! I, for one, am very thankful for teachers who diligently search out the scriptures and literally translate what is there for all to see if, they but pray for discernment! Doug, as well as Tom Horn, Chuck Missler and various others are sounding the alarm about the great decption that is coming upon the entire earth and could, if it were possible, deceive even the elect! Thankyou, Doug SHALOM

  10. Thanks for the great answer.  I hope it will help Charles and many others…thorough and clear.


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