Christians call him the antichrist 2 thessalonians 2:3-4 tells us that the day of christ will not come until “the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,” commonly called the antichrist he will sit in the temple in jerusalem and demand to be worshipped as god. Is the antichrist one man today or the same power john spoke of hundreds of years ago who is the antichrist today those who accept a “preterist” interpretation of revelation generally believe the beast was the roman emperor nero who murdered christians and jews in the first century ad hank hanegraaff and sigmund brouwer have. According to one theory, nero may literally be the antichrist described in the bible most people know that “666” is the number of the beast, but you might not have read it in context the book of revelation treats the number more as a puzzle for the reader to solve than a prophecy. Twenty-first-century believers, like their first-century counterparts, can be absolutely certain that 666 is the number of nero’s name and that nero is the beast who ravaged the bride of christ in a historical milieu that included three and a half years of persecution.
Nero (37–68)—seemingly portrayed as the antichrist, the beast whose symbolic number is 666 (revelation 13)—and continued under the emperor domitian (81–96) after addressing letters to the seven churches of asia minor, the author of revelation presents his vision of a series of judgments: seven seals opened, seven trumpets blown, seven. Note: none of the references to antichrist are in the book of revelation even though the apostle john wrote both the epistles of john and revelation. The fact that nero fits the description of the beast is well documented according to suetonius, he murdered his parents, wife, brother, aunt, and many others close to him and of high station in rome he was a torturer, a homosexual rapist, and a sodomite he even married two young boys and paraded them around as his wives.
In fact, many early christians believed that nero was the antichrist, who would return to wage an apocalyptic war on christianity read another story from us: in ancient rome, suicide was allowed as a form of euthanasia. Nero was certainly an antichrist, but not the only one nero is the beast in revelation 13 anyway, this is my that i will contribute to the discussion aug 5, 2006 #38. Who is the antichrist the man of sin is taken by some to be nero, and by others identified as the high priest, who literally sat in the temple and opposed christ modern futurism tends to have a very political understanding of this figure beast/antichrist/man of sin is a world leader, not an ecclesiastical opponent of the faithful.
A the opinion that nero was the anti-christ has been put forth by some who hold to the preterist school of thought, which teaches that all bible prophecy has been fulfilled in history. (2) a second view admits that the antichrist is a person, but it maintains that he is a person of the past nero, diocletian, julian, caligula, titus, simon magus, simon the son of giora, the high priest ananias, vitellius, the jews, the pharisees, and the jewish zealots have been variously identified with the antichrist. So far as i know, do the most reformed theologions hold the fact that the pope is the antichrist i was wondering if anyone read the book from gentry about the antichrist, who's view is that nero was the antichrist.
Chapter 19—what the apostle paul wrote to the thessalonians about the manifestation of antichrist which shall precede the day of the lord , “for the mystery of iniquity doth already work,” he alluded to nero, whose deeds already seemed to be as the deeds of antichrist and hence some suppose that he shall rise again and. A large number of christian historians believe emperor nero was the mentioned anti-christ of the bible and that parts of revelations were a history book aside from the 666, the blow to the head. The most adequate solution is nero (the numerical value of the hebrew letters for caesar neron equals 666), a demonic nero redivivus (revived), who returns from the dead as antichrist astronomy and astrology have also been applied to revelation in terms of the signs of the zodiac or a calendar. Nero is the beast, but the beast is not the antichrist, there is no scriptural support to connect the figure of the beast in revelation and the antichrist(s) of the epistles regardless, of whether or not the number is 666 or 616 it is still referring to nero. The bible speaks of a mysterious character called the antichrist, the false christ, the man of lawlessness, or the beast scripture doesn't specifically name who the antichrist will be, but does give us several clues as to what he will be like by looking at the different names for the antichrist in.
The antichrist is nero resurrected nero (nero claudius caesar) caesar - october 16, 54 - june 9, 68 nero burned up the city, blaming christians, because every time he would kill a bunch of christians more would surface, so right before he committed suicide he admitted that he set fire to city in frustration. So they claim that nero is the anti-christ that john was writing about the problem is that many other end times prophecies were not fulfilled in the times of nero, nor have they been since preterists twist the scriptures to either deny those prophecies exist, or they find substitute fulfillment. The antichrist what we know about him on the heels of problems the world is experiencing with the removal of millions of christ’s followers from the earth (the rapture) the world will have an extremely urgent need for stability and for all individuals to band together as one political, social, spiritual, and economical force.
Nero did none of the things that [the antichrist of all antichrists] will do just like his phony title he can’t possibly be anyone other than who he was, a monster just like his phony title he can’t possibly be anyone other than who he was, a monster. From the tribe of dan perhaps the earliest source connecting the antichrist with the tribe of dan, however, is the testament of the patriarchs in the testament of dan, the progenitor of the tribe of dan, he tells his children a prophecy for them for the last days, before the coming of the messiah. Nero was to be destroyed by antichrist, and that the whole world, and all nations, were to be reduced under the power of antichrist, until that impious one should be overthrown by the coming of christ. The bible says that the antichrist is healed of a fatal head wound and nero had committed suicide with a sword to the neck the bible says he will come out of the bottomless pit nero is considered to be the most cruel dictator who has ever lived.
Is nero the antichrist nero was a mixture of megalomania, evil, and cruelty according to roman historians as well as jews and christians his sin of matricide and his claims of deity were major elements in his infamous reputation. Wtj 68:2 (fall 2006) p 347 nero antichrist: patristic evidence for the use of nero’s naming in calculating the number of the beast (rev 13:18) francis x gumerlock francis x gumerlock is a professor of historical theology at providence theological seminary, colorado springs, colo. There are some who have been frequently accused of being the antichrist, such as barack obama, emperor nero, and pretty much every pope there ever was.