Beast/Antichrist

The term antichrist is not used in the book of Revelation, the term beast is used.
Read along and connect the scripture verses to see who the beast is.

Revelation 17:7-8, 11 KJVS
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. [8] The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. [11] And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Revelation 11:3,7 KJVS
And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. [7] And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Revelation 9:11 KJVS
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Revelation 13:1,3-4 KJVS
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [3] And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. [4] And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

So who is the first beast in the 13th chapter with seven heads and ten horns, ten crowns? Re 17:7-8 clearly states that the beast with seven heads and ten horns ascends out of the bottomless pit. That is the fallen angel Abaddon/Apollyon. Or perhaps the man that he possesses. You might ask how I arrived at that conclusion. The precise term “son of perdition” only appears in two verses in the New Testament when one uses a Boolean search in the King James version.

John 17:12 KJVS
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4KJVS
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The son of perdition that Jesus was referring to was Judas, and Judas was possessed by Satan.

John 13:26-27 KJVS
Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. [27] And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

So how could a man be both an earthly human and an angel who ascended out of the bottomless pit? Only by a man being possessed by an angelic being.

Revelation 13:3,5-6 KJVS
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. [5] And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. [6] And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

The Greek word translated into perdition, appears in many verses in the New Testament in different forms. So it’s not a slam dunk that the following verse uses the word perdition.

Revelation 17:11 KJVS
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

Only two are thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 19:20 KJVS
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

And would he be the one who sits in the temple of God.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 KJVS
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; [4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

What is the temple of God in the New Testament?

1 Corinthians 6:19 KJVS
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Now that we know that the beast of Revelation chapter 13 is likely the angel of the bottomless pit, that sheds light on these verses.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-9 ESV
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. [8] And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. [9] The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,

Revelation 9:1-2 ESV
And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit. [2] He opened the shaft of the bottomless pit, and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft.

I update articles quite often when new information comes to mind. I noticed something this morning that really might muddy the water regarding the topic of this article. There is an admonition about adding or taking away things written in the book of Revelation, Re 22:18-19, obviously I try to be very careful in this regard.

Revelation 17:7-11 KJVS
And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. [8] The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. [9] And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. [10] And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. [11] And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.

There are only two angelic beings in the book of Revelation that fit the above description.

Revelation 12:3 KJVS
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
Revelation 13:1 KJVS
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Either the beast mentioned in Re 13:1 is Apollyon or Satan. And to be honest, I’m not certain which. Both have seven heads and 10 horns one 7 crowns the other 10 crowns upon their head. Both have seven heads and 10 horns, one has seven crowns and the other 10, Any help out there?

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With hope, this web site is about the common salvation once delivered to the saints, mentioned by Jude in his epistle. I will try and keep myself behind the scenes as much as possible but on occasion , I will mention something from my past that has relevance pertaining to the subject matter at hand. I am 62 years old and have lived nearly half of those years with a incomplete spinal cord injury. The pain and suffering in my life has prompted me to understand the place of suffering in a Christian's life in their being conformed to the image of Christ. I spent a couple years in college and 2 years in the Army and worked many diverse jobs, mostly in manual labor. I have a love affair with the scriptures and have had the time due to my injury to read and study them daily for many years. I have reached the point in my understanding of the scriptures where I am confident enough to make comment regarding them. I pray to God that this effort edifies the body of Christ Luke