The Anti-Christ Is Alive Today
ChristiaNet.com, a large Christian portal with eight million monthly page loads, recently asked, "Is the Anti-Christ alive today?" President of ChristiaNet, Bill Cooper, stated, "Interpreting prophesies in Scripture of the time and date that the Anti-Christ will reign on earth has proven to be difficult."
Out of 1,900 Christians surveyed, 64% believe that the Anti-Christ is on the earth right now living as one of us. Reasons to support this belief include, "because there is so much evil in the world right now, more that I have ever seen," and," The Anti-Christ must be on earth now because we have such liberalism in all aspects of life. The government and the people are so morally bankrupt that there can be no other explanation." Another believer of a present day Anti-Christ said, "This false religious man is waiting for the right time to step forth and convince everyone that he is indeed Christ."
Twenty-eight percent of those surveyed were unsure about whether or not they believed the Anti-Christ lives on earth now. One unsure survey taker said, "It totally depends on how you interpret the Book of Revelation. People will believe what they want though." Another unsure poller stated, "No one will know until this Anti-Christ shows his true colors anyway. I know that some people think that President Bush is the Anti-Christ." Most in this category, however, were unsure because, "only God knows for sure."
Only eight percent of survey takers did not believe that the Anti-Christ was roaming the present day earth. Most did not believe so because, "There has always been evil and today is no different than the rest of history. Also there are no signs and no person that resembles the Anti-Christ at this time." One believer said, "The Anti-Christ is supposed to come after the rapture." Another believer stated, "He will appear in the seven years of tribulation and that time has not come yet to my knowledge." Many in this category interpreted the Scriptures in a way that confirms that the time has not come yet for the Anti-Christ to reign.
To help educate Christians on the topic of the Anti-Christ, ChristiaNet has just released a free End Times Signs Quiz. Using the latest interactive technology, one can test their Biblical knowledge on issues facing the Christian community.