Anti-Christ Characteristics

  1. He comes from among ten kings in the restored Roman Empire; his authority will have similarities to the ancient Babylonians, Persians, and Greeks Daniel 7:24; Rev 13:2 / Daniel 7:7

  2. He will subdue three kings Daniel 7:8,24

  3. He is different from the other kings Daniel 7:24

  4. He will rise from obscurity…a “little horn” Daniel 7:8

  5. He will speak boastfully Daniel 7:8; Rev 13:5

  6. He will blaspheme God, Daniel 7:25; 11:36; Rev 13:5 slandering His Name, dwelling place, and departed Christians and Old Testament saints Rev 13:6

  7. He will oppress the saints and be successful for 3 ½ years Daniel 7:25; Rev 13:7

  8. He will try to change the calendar, perhaps to define a new era, related to himself Daniel 7:25

  9. He will try to change the laws, perhaps to gain an advantage for his new kingdom and era Dan 7:25

  10. He will not be succeeded by another earthly ruler, but by Christ Daniel 7:26-27

  11. He will confirm a covenant with “many”, i.e. the Jewish people Daniel 9:27. This covenant will likely involve the establishment of a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Dan 9:27; Matt 24:15

  12. He will put an end to Jewish sacrifice and offerings after 3 ½ years and will set up an abomination to God in the Temple Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15

  13. He will not answer to a higher earthly authority; “He will do as he pleases” Daniel 11:36

  14. He will show no regard for the religion of his ancestors Daniel 11:37

  15. He will not believe in any God at all [except for himself] Daniel 11:37

  16. He will have “no regard for the desire of women”: He will either be asexual or homosexual Dan 11:37

  17. He will claim to be greater than any God Daniel 11:37; 2 Thess 2:4

  18. He will claim to be God 2 Thessalonians 2:4

  19. He will only honor a “god” of the military. His whole focus and attention will be on his military. He will conquer lands and distribute them Daniel 11:39-44

  20. His arrival on the world scene will be accompanied by miracles, signs and wonders 2 Thess 2:9

  21. Either he, or his companion [The False Prophet], will claim to be Christ Matt 24:21-28

  22. He will claim that Jesus did not come in the flesh, or that Jesus did not rise bodily from the grave 2 John 7. He will deny that Jesus is the Messiah I John 2:22

  23. He will be worshipped by many people Rev. 13:8

  24. He will hate a nation that initially will have some control over his kingdom, but he will destroy this nation Rev 17:16-18

  25. He will appear to survive a fatal injury Rev. 13:3; 17:8

  26. His name will be related to the number six hundred and sixty six—but not necessarily in an obvious fashion Rev 13:17-18

  27. He will be empowered by the devil himself Rev. 13:2