a particular personage or power, variously identified or explained, who is conceived of as appearing in the world as the principal antagonist of Christ.
(sometimes lowercase) an opponent of Christ; a person or power antagonistic to Christ.
(often lowercase) a disbeliever in Christ.
(often lowercase) a false Christ.
(New Testament) the antagonist of Christ, expected by early Christians to appear and reign over the world until overthrown at Christ’s Second Coming
(sometimes not capital) an enemy of Christ or Christianity
c.1300, from Late Latin antichristus, from Greek antikhristos [I John ii:18], from anti- “against” (see anti-) + khristos (see Christ).
A person mentioned in the New Testament as an enemy of Jesus, who will appear before the Second Coming and win over many of Jesus’ followers. The Antichrist is often identified with a beast described in the Book of Revelation, whom God destroys just before the final defeat of Satan.
Note: Since the New Testament was written, people have frequently tried to prove that an individual human being was the Antichrist. Some of the candidates have been the Roman emperors Nero and Caligula and the modern dictators Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin.
against Christ, or an opposition Christ, a rival Christ. The word is used only by the apostle John. Referring to false teachers, he says (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7), “Even now are there many antichrists.” (1.) This name has been applied to the “little horn” of the “king of fierce countenance” (Dan. 7:24, 25; 8:23-25). (2.) It has been applied also to the “false Christs” spoken of by our Lord (Matt. 24:5, 23, 24). (3.) To the “man of sin” described by Paul (2 Thess. 2:3, 4, 8-10). (4.) And to the “beast from the sea” (Rev. 13:1; 17:1-18).
a cylindrical roll of finely cut tobacco cured for smoking, considerably smaller than most cigars and usually wrapped in thin white paper. Contemporary Examples Loosies are generally bought by cigarette addicts who have trouble affording a whole pack at the taxed rate. The Gentle Giant Cut Down by Cops Michael Daly July 23, 2014 I […]
a building for public Christian worship. public worship of God or a religious service in such a building: to attend church regularly. (sometimes initial capital letter) the whole body of Christian believers; Christendom. (sometimes initial capital letter) any division of this body professing the same creed and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a Christian denomination: […]
averse to cities and urban locations.
of or relating to a city; municipal: civic problems. of or relating to citizenship; civil: civic duties. of citizens: civic pride. Contemporary Examples Meanwhile, Guatemalan civic groups worry that the presence of U.S. troops could once again stoke repression at home. Guatemala: A Losing Battle in the War on Drugs? Mac Margolis September 15, 2012 […]
of, relating to, or consisting of citizens: civil life; civil society. of the commonwealth or state: civil affairs. of citizens in their ordinary capacity, or of the ordinary life and affairs of citizens, as distinguished from military and ecclesiastical life and affairs. of the citizen as an individual: civil liberty. befitting a citizen: a civil […]