Bible Study: The Book of Daniel - The Antichrist: An Excursus

The Book of Daniel

The Antichrist: An Excursus

3 February 2019

“And the king shall do as he wills. He shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods. He shall prosper till the indignation is accomplished; for what is decreed shall be done.” Daniel 11:36

READ 1 John 2:18-22

  • What is an “antichrist”? List some of the characteristics.

READ 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

  • What other descriptions of The Antichrist are given?

READ Revelation 13:11-18

  • Where will this best come from? How does correspond with what Paul and John say? What will he do to deceive? How will he treat the faithful?

READ Daniel 11:36-39

  • How do these prophecies match with what St. Paul and St. John have said?

From the “Brief Statement” of 1932, an official doctrinal statement of the LCMS:

“As to the Antichrist we teach that the prophecies of the Holy