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What Does the Bible Say About..Antichrist?

Is Zech 11:17, an actual physical description of the antichrist?. And is there a genealogy of the antichrist in the scriptures. According to Genesis 3:15?


If there were such a person as “the antichrist” (and the Bible makes no mention of such a person) then it is possible that at some point in his life he was wounded by a sword so that his arm ceased to function and his eye was damaged. This can’t be a description of “the antichrist,” however, for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, there is nobody in the Bible called “the antichrist” or mentioned as such in prophecy. Antichrist is not an individual, but anyone who holds a certain belief. “And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” (1 John 4:3) In 1 John 2:18 it says “there are many antichrists.” Since anyone who denies that Jesus is God in the flesh is antichrist, there could be no one physical description that would apply. While one might have been cut by a sword, others might not. Second, Zechariah is here talking about the bad shepherds of Israel and Judah, the kings that were destroyed by the Assyrians and Babylonians. He is primarily describing past history, although there is a messianic reference in the passage. If he is not describing past kings, then the messianic reference would necessarily place the passage as predicting the time of Jesus. If the passage referred to an antichrist, then that person or those persons were in existence while Jesus was alive, and not in our future.

That should also answer your question about a genealogy of antichrist. Since people who are antichrist may be from a variety of races and ethnicities, there could be no one genealogy of antichrist.

You mention Genesis 3:15, the first of the great prophecies of Messiah. Practically all scholars, Jewish and Christian, accept this as a prophecy that Messiah will destroy Satan. So the passage has nothing to do with antichrists. Satan is certainly not antichrist, by John’s definition. He knows all too well that Jesus was God in the flesh. Even the demons recognized that during the time Jesus was on earth.