Brother Tiolu, it is hard to give a defendant answer on this. All we know from the bible is that there are many antichrists now, but the antichrist will be revealed after the rapture of the church. The day of the rapture is coming soon, but I don't know when. I would asumue he will be an adult by that time so I would say he is alive right now, but we can not know. I hope this helps. God bless.
byVijay Pushkinon 16 May, 2016 22:11
@Benaiah.. Can you please cite verse for your theory.? That is reign of Antichrist after rapture.?
byVijay Pushkinon 16 May, 2016 22:17
@Tiolu.. Antichrist is not currently walking on the earth.. But I'm pretty sure that millions of people are already worshipping him.. Tragic thing is that most of the people actually don't know whom they are worshipping.. They think they worship true God.. But they are deceived into worshipping of Satan and Antichrist..
byBenaiah11:22on 17 May, 2016 12:50
2 Thessalonians 2:6-8 nkjv 6 And now you know what is restraining, that He may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is TAKEN out of the way. 8 And THEN the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
The restrainer is the Holy Spirit, who lives in believers. Once He is taken in the rapture, then the lawless one will be revealed. We also know that there will be a literal person known as the Antichrist.
1 John 2:18 nkjv Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that THE Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.
Many antichrists have come, but THE Antichrist will not be revealed until after the rapture. I hope this answered your question, and If there is something else you want to know, feel free to ask.
byVijay Pushkinon 19 May, 2016 21:45
► I'm afraid that the verses don't actually convey the things said by you.. You are adding too many things to it.. It's given as "A cat jumped from the wall" and you have interpreted it as "The cat named Fluffy had jumped from the wall and drank all the milk from the kitchen"..
► Verse 8 of II Thes 2 tells that the Lawless one will be consumed by the breath of MESSIAH and be destroyed at the brightness of his COMING.. Meaning antichrist's reign will end at the coming of Messiah.. I believe that Bible speaks only of two comings.. 1st happened before 2000 years and next yet to happen..
byBenaiah11:22on 20 May, 2016 09:37
I know you don't need to believe like I do on this subject, it's not critical for salvation, but this is the end time scenario according to the Bible and many Biblical scholars.
At the end of the church age ( or Christian age) God will rapture his children in the twinkling of an eye (1 cor. 15:52) for God hath not appointed us to wrath (1thes. 5:9). We will meet Him in the clouds(this is not the second coming of Jesus because He will not set foot on the earth).
Then begins the tribulation in which the world will be judged by God himself, and the first of those judgments is the Antichrist. This is a seven year period, Daniels last week of years (Dan 9:27). That will be the time period in which the book of revelation takes place, literally.
After the tribulation Jesus will come (i.e second coming) and He will throw the Antichrist and his false prophet into the lake of fire, but satan will be bound for a literal thousand years, then he is released (Rev. 19:20; 20:2-3).
But in that thousand years is the rule of Christ where He will rule with a rod of iron and there will be peace on earth(Isa. 11:1-12:6). After that the battle of Gog and Magog when satan is released (Rev 20:7-8). Then there is a new heaven and a new earth(Rev 21:1-8). Then at last the Bible will be completely fulfilled!
byVijay Pushkinon 27 May, 2016 09:03
¤In the process of cherry picking 1 Cor 15:52 you had missed the time marker which follows this portion.. And i.e. ...at the last trumpet; for a trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed. Last seventh trumpet will sound at the last day of this world.. Rev 11:15 and dead will be raised after Satan has bound to the abyss which also happens at the end of this world.. Rev 20:4.. Thereby debunking the theory.. Sorry bro.. Cherry picking fails everytime..
¤ 1 Thes. 5:9 because YAHWEH has not APPOINTED US to WRATH, but for OBTAINING of SALVATION through our Master Yahshua Messiah, this verse states otherwise.. Not appointing us to wrath doesn't means Yahuwah (Yahweh) will hijacked the church as a whole.. It states that we are not appointed for His last times wrath and lake of fire because of the salvation through His Messiah.. If you're wearing mark of the Beast instead of Name of Yahuwah then Elohim won't protect ew during the last days..
¤ this is not the second coming of Jesus because He will not set foot on the earth ➡ Whether setting foot or not.. When He reached Earth it is still counted as coming..
¤ This is a seven year period, Daniels last week of years (Dan 9:27). That will be the time period in which the book of revelation takes place, literally. ➡ It is not completely true that the last week of Daniel's prophecy denotes this period.. ➡ Sorry.. Revelation was given before 2000 years and it covers all the happenings in the span of these 2000 years..
Reread Rev. 19:20; 20:2-3 properly.. What you had said is not true.. Except for some facts when the order is rearranged..
There is nothing in that reply that can be counted as proof for pre-tribulations rapture.. Sorry bro.. It's more of a Fail than a Win..
byBenaiah11:22on 31 May, 2016 08:32
Thank you for your thoughts on this. I won't point out the flaws in your post as you would try to do to me. Instead I will show you more evidence for my point of view. Luke 17: 20-37 It says it will be like the days of Noah and like the days of Lot. Before the time of judgment there were perilous times (2 Tim. 3:1). Then the ark lifted Noah and his family up into the clouds as the world was judged. And with Lot, God sent His Angeles to take him out of the city before fire came from Heaven and destroyed Sodom and Gamorah. Before the Judgement, God brought His people out, and so it shall be before the tribulation. Blessed be the God of Noah, the same yesterday, today, and forever. Amen
byVijay Pushkinon 07 Jun, 2016 19:34
I wasn't pointing about the flaws at all.. I was just saying how blind you're in believing such a fictional theory which Bible never ever gave a hint of.. Again all the verses you have quoted says about the second coming which happens at the last day.. There Will be lots of false doctrine In last days.. Don't be deceived into believing that.. RAPTURE THEORY IS NOT BIBLICAL.. IT'S COMPLETELY FICTIONAL.. That's why it's a THEORY..