For years we have been taught that Antichrist will come from a revived Roman Empire, (The EEC) and some even point to the Catholic Church. This view does not agree with scripture. Daniel 8:21 – 25 is proof positive that Antichrist will come from one of the four empires resulting from the death of Alexander the Great, after the dividing up of of his Greek Empire, just as Daniel prophesied.
“In the latter times” is equally correctly translated “in the last days” especially in the context of the passage. (Strong’s Concordance) Some say that verses 23-25 refer to Antiochus IV Epiphanes, however, he never stood up against Jesus Christ the Prince of princes, (verse 25), therefore it must refer to the last days as stated. Now Check out this map of the Greek Empire. Greece never conquered Rome!!! http://library.thinkquest.org10805alexmap.html look at the Greek Empire in red on this map, does it look a lot like a leopard, with the feet of a bear and the head of a lion to you. It sure does to me. If you were to colour today’s Muslim Arab Emirates in red you have the hind legs also. Now read Rev 13:2 “And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion:” The Greek Empire. No sign of Rome.
Could God have made it any clearer than this? The map shows that the Antichrist’s Kingdom is the Ancient Greek Kingdom which overthrew both previous kingdoms of Babylonia (Lions head) and Persia, (Bears feet) and according to Dan 8:23 Antichrist comes out of one of the four divisions of the ancient Greek Empire. Here is an amazing fact, the Ancient Greek Empire is entirely Muslim today. All those nations are anti Christ and anti God the Father.
1 John 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. This is NOT true of the Catholic Church, they affirm that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God the Father. BUT – the Islam denies both The Fatherhood of God, and the Sonship of Jesus Christ. They say, “Allah neither begat, nor was begotten” thus denying that “Allah was ever a father, or that he was ever a son (begotten.) This precludes Allah from being God the Father, and it also precludes him from being God’s son, Jesus Christ.