This is my notes on the prophecies and history revolving around the AntiChrist and who it is. Feel free to print and pass this around as it is one of the three characteristics of the end days message to the world (Revelation 14:6-9). To download a printer friendly PDF click here.

Some believe that the antichrist is still yet to come. John warned that the spirit of antichrist was even in his day (1 John 4:3). Paul told the Thessalonians that the day of the Lord is not at hand as there has to be a falling away (apostasy in the church) and then that son of perdition will be revealed (2 Thessalonians 2:1-10). Paul stated that “the mystery of iniquity doth already work:” (2 Thessalonians 2:7); which is a statement he made after he reminded the Thessalonians of a discussion they had in the past of the antichrist and of a entity which would be moved out of the way to reveal this son of perdition. So it seems as if Paul already knew who this son of perdition was and eludes to the fact that it already existed and they were just waiting for that entity to be moved. Why did he not reveal it in this letter? Could it be that if this entity or power obtained a written letter by Paul, that Paul would be in grave danger? That would mean the antichrist power had to already exist. We will look at this more later.
Paul made the statement of this “son of perdition”. There are only two men, in the Bible, called the son of perdition; the other being of Judas, who pretended to be like the Apostles (a follower of Christ) but betrayed Christ with a kiss. Could the antichrist power be a church power who will betray Him? I believe that is what John was eluding to when he said, “They (antichrist’s) went out from us, but they were not of us” (1 John 2:19). This is confirmed in Revelation 17 as a woman in prophecy is the church (2 Corinthians 11:2) and this one sits on a city which has seven hills.
This Church defends itself today saying they can not be the antichrist because John said the antichrist would deny Jesus (1 John 2:22). Yet, Paul explains what this denial is.
But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
2 Corinthians 11:3-4; 13-15
Like Satan who saw himself as god, so will the antichrist preach another Jesus; and the false prophet with him, these are the three frogs which come out of the mouth (Revelation 16:13-14).

Arose out of the fourth beast (Daniel 7:7-8)
When the last wave of the barbarian invasion had spent its force, the face of Europe had been transformed. Independent Germanic kingdoms had been established on the ruins of the Roman Empire. Church History p175
If a man consider the origin of this great ecclesiastical dominion, he will easily perceive that the Papacy is none other than the ghost of the deceased Roman empire, sitting crowned upon the grave thereof. Historian Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, p457

Arose among the ten horns (Daniel 7:8)
The Catholic Church which was founded and instituted by Our Lord Jesus Christ to procure the eternal salvation of men, has, by reason of this divine institution, the form of a perfect society. Therefore, she must possess liberty such that she cannot be subject to any civil power in the execution of her sacred ministry.
To act with freedom, as it is just she should, she has always needed the assistance which was suitable to the conditions and the necessities of the age. It is, therefore, by a particular decree of Divine Providence that, at the fall of the Roman Empire and its partition into separate kingdoms, the Roman Pontiff, whom Christ made the head and center of his entire Church, acquired civil power.
Certainly, it was by a most wise design of God Himself that in the midst of so great a multitude and variety of temporal princes, the Sovereign Pontiff enjoyed political liberty, which is so necessary for him to exercise his spiritual power, his authority, and his jurisdiction over the whole world.

Papal Teachings: The Church, selected and arranged by the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, translated by Mother E. O'Gorman, R.S.C.J., Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, St. Paul Editions, Boston, © 1980, 1962 by Daughters of St. Paul, Library of Congress catalog card number 62-12454, par. #225, page 160.

Arose after the ten horns (Daniel 7:24)
When the Roman Empire had disintegrated and its place had been taken by a number of rude, barbarous kingdoms, the Romand Catholic Church not only became independent of the state in religious affairs but Dominated Secular Affairs as well. The Papacy and World Affairs p1

He’s different from the other horns (Daniel 7:24)
Out of the ruins of the Roman Empire there gradually arose a new order of states whose central point was the Papal See. Therefore, inevitably, resulted a position, not only new, but very different from the former. The church and Churches p42-43

He consists of political Rome (Iron) and religious Rome (Potters Clay) (Daniel 2:?)

More stout than the others (Daniel 7:20)
ALL kingdoms answered to the power of the Roman Catholic Church, if they did not, they were removed; either the king, or the whole kingdom. Even this day, all kings answer to the Vatican; either directly or through indirect channels as Bilderberg, Illuminati, or the Free Masonry; which are tentacles of the Jesuits and Knight Templar that were formed by and work for the Vatican.
The Vicar of the incarnate Son of God, anointed high priest, and supreme temporal ruler [the pope], sat in his tribunal, impartially to judge between nation and nation, between people and prince, between sovereign and subject. Henry Cardinal Manning, The Temporal Power of the Vicar of Jesus Christ, (1862), p46
Pope John Paul II verses Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order. Malachi Martin (Pontifical Professor of the University of Rome), The Keys of This Blood, cover comment.
Secular power is subject to the spiritual power as the body is subject to the soul, and therefore it is not usurpation of authority if the spiritual prelate interfere in themporial things concerning those matters in which the secular power is subject to him... Thomas Aquinas, Quaestiones Quodlibetales, 11.19
All temporal power is his; the dominion, jurisdiction, and government of the whole Earth is his by divine right. All rulers of the Earth are his subjects and must submit to him. Council of Trent

Uprooted three kingdoms (Daniel 7:20)
The Heruli kingdom was subdued and destroyed in 493 AD. They ruled where Italy is now.
The kingdom of the Vandals was subdued and destroyed in 534 AD. It was from the rebellion of the Vandals, against the Roman Catholic Church, that the term vandalism came from. They would come in at night and try to destroy the pagan idol statues that were being brought into the church and given saint names. This is the reason for parts and pieces missing from many of these statues.
The kingdom of the Ostrogoths was subdued and destroyed in 538 AD.

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
SPEAKS BLASPHEMY (Revelation 13:5, 6)
Eyes like a man and spoke great words against the Most High (Daniel 7:8, 25)
Don’t let the remainder of 2 Thessalonians 2:4 fool you that there will be a third temple. The word for the physical temple of God is godesh, the word used here is nah-os; which is the same word used in 1 Corinthians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 6:19; and Matthew 26:61, to which all refer to the body as the temple of God. Therefore, the temple to which this power will set up in is the mind and actions of the body of Christ... man.
Biblical Definition of Blasphemy
I and my Father are one.
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
John 10:30, 33
And when he saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee.
 21And the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?
Luke 5:20-21
Catholic Quotes of Beliefs
This judicial authority will even include the power to pardon sin. Catholic Encyclopedia, vol 12, art. “pope”, p 265
Seek where you will, through heaven and earth, and you will find one created being who can forgive the sinner, who can free him from the chains of hell. That extraordinary being is the priest, the Roman Catholic priest. The Catholic Priest, p78
Thou art a priest forever: says the ordaining bishop... He is no longer a man, a sinful child of Adam, but an ‘Alter Christus’, another Christ... Forever a priest of the Most High, with power over the Almighty. The Pope is not only the representative of Jesus Christ, but he is Jesus Christ himself, hidden under the feil of flesh. The Catholic National, July 1895
God Himself is obliged to abide by the judgment of His priest, and either not to pardon, or to pardon, according as they refuse or give absolution... The sentence of the priest precedes, and God subscribes to it. Dignities and Duties of the Priest, vol 12, p 27
All names which in the Scriptures are applied to Christ, by virtue of which it is established that he is over the church, all the same names are applied to the pope. Cardinal Bellarmine, On the Authority of Councils, Vol 2, p 266
Given in Rome from our palace, the 10th of February, 1817, the XIV Jurisdiction of the most holy pontiff and father in christ, and our lord our god the pope, Leo XII, ... Rome as it is, p. 180
We hold upon this earth the place of god almighty. The Great Encyclical Letters of pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter, June 20, 1894
We define that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff holds the primacy over the whole world. The Most Holy Councils, vol 13, col 1167

Make war against the saints (Daniel 7:25)
Heresy (Gr., hairesis, choice), deciding for oneself what one shall believe and practice, Art. Heresy, p 440
Convicted heretics should be put to death just as surely as other criminals. Tomas Aquinas, The noted Catholic
The Catholic Church is a respecter of conscience and of liberty... Nevertheless, when confronted by heresy, ... she has recourse to force, to corporal punishment, to torture... She lit in Italy ... the funeral piles of the Inquisition. Catholic Professor Alfred Baudrillart, The Catholic Church, Renaissance, and Protestantism, pp 182-183

Change times and laws (Daniel 7:25)
The pope has power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ. Decretal De Translat, Episcop. Cap
The pope can modify divine law. Prompta Bibliotheca, Papa, art. 2
The Church, ... after changing the day of rest from the Jewish Sabbath, or seventh day of the week, to the first, made the third commandment refer to Sunday as the day to be kept holy as the Lord’s Day.
Catholic Encyclopedia, Vol 4. p 153.
Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day
Q Why do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.
The Convert’s Chatechism of Catholic doctrine (1957, p 50)

CONTINUED 42 MONTHS (Revelation 13:5)
Time times and half a time (Daniel 7:25)
Time = One Year or 360 days (Biblical Year)
Times = Two Years or 720 days
1/2 Time = Half a Year or
180 days
1260 days
Prophecy of day is equal to one year (Numbers 14:33-34; Ezekiel 4:5-6; Daniel 9:24-27); therefore 1260 years.
With the conquest of Rome by Belisarius... commences the history of the Middle Ages. George Finlay, Greece under the Romans, p 295
When Rome was conquered and the Ostrogoths removed, the history of the Middle Ages began.
Vigilius... ascended the papal chair (538 AD) under the military protection of Belisarius. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, vol 3, p 327
The little horn came to power in 538 AD when the last of the three horns were removed (in 538 AD), and Vigilius ascended to the papal chair.

POWER GIVEN BY ROME (Revelation 13:2)
The “dragon” in Revelations 12 we know is Satan, but here he is in the image of Rome, the city of seven hills (Revelation 17:9); thus we know that Rome will give it’s power and authority to the first beast.
So it was in 538 A.D. that Emperor Justinian's Decree of the supremacy of the Bishop of Rome over the Church was implemented giving the power and authority of Rome to the Church.

(Continue to next characteristic for finishing of this one)

Year 538 + 1260 years = 1798
... when the French general L. Duphot was killed in a riot in Rome the Directory ordered the occupation of the papal states. On 15 Feb. 1798 General Louis Berthier entered Rome, proclaimed the Roman Republic and the deposition of Pius as head of state, and forced him to withdraw to Tuscany. For several months he lived at the charterhouse at Florence, cut off from almost all his advisers, but able to use the nuncio to Florence as secretary of state. The Directory planned to banish him to Sardinia, but his precarious health ruled that out. When war broke out afresh, fearful of attempts to rescue him, it had him conveyed from Florence (28 Mar. 1799) via Turin across the Alps to Briancon (30 Apr.) and then Valence (13 July). He died a prisoner in the citadel there, and was buried in the local cemetery; his body was then transferred to St. Peter's, in Rome, in Feb. 1802. The Oxford Dictionary of Popes, by J. N. D. Kelly, Copyright 1986, published by Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-282085-0, page 302.
Berthier entered Rome on the tenth of February, 1798, and proclaimed a republic... Half Europe thought Napoleon’s veto would be obeyed, and that with the pope the papacy was dead. The Modern Paqpacy, Rev. Joseph Rickaby. SJ... p1

All times in prophecy which refer to 3 1/2 years, is this time period from 538AD to 1798AD (Daniel 7:25; Daniel 12:7; Revelation 11:2; Revelation 11:3; Revelation 12:6; Revelation 12:14; Revelation 13:5)

HEAD WOUND IS HEALED (Revelation 13:3)
Napoleon had closed down the Catholic Church and the Papacy, it's power was thought to be forever broken. The wound was largely healed in 1929 when Mussolini gave the Vatican back to the Pope and established it as a country in it's own right in the Lateran Treaty. Today the Vatican (a church), has formal diplomatic relations with almost every country in the world.

Shall devour the whole earth (Daniel 7:23)
We define that the Holy Apostolic See and the Roman Pontiff holds the primacy over the whole world. The Most Holy Councils, vol 13, col. 1167
It is our duty, therefore, to strain every muscle in working for the time when all war will be completely outlawed by international consent. This goal undoubtedly requires the establishment of a universal public authority acknowledged as such by all and endowed with the power to safeguard on behalf of all, security, regard for justice, and respect for rights. Second Vatican Council Document (Gaudium et Spes)
This international collaboration on a worldwide scale requires institutions that will prepare, coordinate, and direct it until finally there is established an order of justice which is universally recognized... Who does not see the necessity of thus establishing progressively a world authority capable of acting effectively in the judicial and political sectors. Pope Paul VI, Toward and Effective World Authority, Popolorum Progressio (1967). 78
The best way to honor Pope John Paul II, truly one of the great men, is to take his teaching seriously; is to listen to his words and put his words and teachings into action here in America. This is a challenge we must accept. President George W. Bush, March 22,
This past Saturday, the Pope convened a conference at the Vatican to address the themes of social capital and human development. Invited participants included the British journalist Will Hutton, who writes in the Observer that “some of the Catholic world’s richest and most influential businessmen and [business]women, along with a sprinkling of cardinals, archbishops and invited ‘men and women of goodwill,’” took part in the confab. There, they “reaffirm[ed] their commitment to the church’s aim to champion a Catholic social doctrine.” A hint from Pope Benedict XVI: Time to rethink capitalism, San Francisco Gate, June 2.
The Vatican called Monday for radical reform of the world's financial systems, including the creation of a global political authority to manage the economy. Vatican Calls For Radical Economic Reform Of World's Financial Systems, Huff Post, 10/24/11

Adaptive Model of the Global World System  "The Club [of Rome] had its beginnings in April of 1968, when leaders from ten different countries gathered in Rome...The organization claims to have the solutions for world peace and prosperity...The Club of Rome has been charged with the task of overseeing the regionalization and unification of the entire world...
"The Club's findings and recommendations are published from time to time in special, highly confidential reports, which are sent to the power-elite to be implemented. On 17 September 1973 the Club released one such report, entitled Regionalized and Adaptive Model of the Global World System... The document reveals that the Club has divided the world into ten political/ economic regions, which it refers to as 'kingdoms.'"
Kingdom 1: Canada and the United States of America Kingdom 2: European Union - Western Europe Kingdom 3: Japan Kingdom 4: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and Pacific Islands Kingdom 5: Eastern Europe Kingdom 6: Latin America - Mexico, Central and South America Kingdom 7: North Africa and the Middle East (Moslems) Kingdom 8: Central Africa Kingdom 9: South and Southeast Asia Kingdom 10: Central Asia

Exists till the end (Daniel 7:22)

He Will Be Taken Out of the Way
paul eluded to a conversation, with the Thessalonians, about who the antichrist was and who was holding him back; “Remember... I told you these things? And now you know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. What was his time? Was it after the ten horns arose and the three fell?
Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
2 Thessalonians 2:5-10
Paul knew and told the Thessalonians personally the things that were to happen. He told them what was holding back the antichrist power and what this was that would have to be taken out of the way. Why did he not reveal it again in his letter? Could it be for fear of this power that held back the man of sin?
He who now hinders must hinder until he be taken out of the way. What obstacle is there but the Roman State? The falling away of which, by being scattered into ten kingdoms, shall introduce antichrist.. Tertullian, “On the Resurrection” Chapter 24, 25 Christian Apologist in North Africa (200 AD)
Only there is one that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way, that is when the Roman Empire is taken out of the way then he {Antichrist} shall come. John Chrysostom, Homily on 2 Thessalonians 2, Number 4, Bishop of Constantinople (390)
While the Caesars held imperial power, it was impossible for the predicted antichrist to arise... On the fall of the Caesars he would arise. H. Grattan Guinness, Romanism and the Reformation. p105 (1887)