Concordia Theological Monthly

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sin, antichrist, church, antichristen, exegesis, lutheran, moffatt, thessalonians, althaus

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


The two different quotations from two different scholars at the beginning of this article show very clearly, each in its own way, the spirit and the frame of mind with which the problem of Antichrist should be studied. The first is from an article on Antichrist in Hastings' Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics. [The doctrine that the Pope was the Antichrist] came to be more and more only learned pedantry, and the belief no longer possessed the power of forming history. With this last phase the interest in the legend entirely disappeared, and it [the legend of Antichrist) was now to be found only among the lower classes of the Christian community, among seers, eccentric individuals, and fanatics.


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2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Romans 13:12; Joshua 22:16-22; Isaiah 31:1; Luke 8:13; 1 Corinthians 16:9; 1 Timothy 5:14; 1 Corinthians 8:5; Acts 17:23; John 10:34;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars