So I got thinking about the anti-christ, and we know he will be a physical being, so here’s my thoughts/questions: when he comes and reveals himself (he won’t say he’s the anti-christ of course, rather, he will announce he is Christ - the greatest deception of all) to the world and believers of the real Christ start to notice, can’t we just kill him? What if a group forms, like a CRUSADE, and kills the anti-christ? I know Gods plan is that the anti-christ must rule for a certain period of time, but what if a new group of fundamentalists or crusaders forms and sets out to kill him and they don’t care about God’s plan of the anti-christ ruling?
This is what brought me to my next question, is the anti-christ immortal & or invincible? I would assume the anti-christ would have protection like the secret service, and he wouldn’t be hiding away in a cave, he would be out preaching to people the false word, so he would be in public. Before I get to my next point, it’s important to note that the crusaders/fundamentalists don’t care about death, they are willing to risk dying in order to stop the anti-christs reign. These fundamentalists don’t care about God’s plan of the anti-christ ruling, they want him gone ASAP and as soon as they get the chance they will attempt to end the anti-christs life. Now, if he isn’t immortal, couldn’t these crusaders just sit on top of a building where they know the anti-christ will be with machine guns, rifles, and a .50 cal and shoot his brains out? This makes me think of another question, is the anti-christ all knowing? If so, he would know about such attempts and would know the individuals who would do it, and have them killed. This also means he knows every ones thoughts and he knows who doesn’t believe in him, so he will be able to kill everyone that doesn’t accept his teachings, this means only the damned will be alive, and the few true believers in Christ will become martyrs. If that were true, then there’s kind of no point for the anti-christ to come because Christ will come when there is really no point, because he won’t be coming to save anyone. So I don’t think the anti-christ is all knowing.
So, since he isn’t all knowing, he can be immortal or mortal. If it’s possible for him to die, then what happens when the fundamentalists physically kill him where there is nothing but splattered brains and guts all over? Will he pop up out of nowhere again and have a new physical body? If he is immortal, than trying to killing him won’t do anything.
This makes me wonder, if he is in-fact immortal, then won’t we be able to know he’s the anti-christ? If someone attempts to kill him and he doesn’t die, won’t that just prove he IS the anti-christ to the people who are accepting his false teachings? If he is immortal than can only Jesus slay him?
I know the bible doesn’t get THIS in-depth, but it’s some food for thought and is actually a pretty important question.