The word “antichrist” occurs in the Bible only in 1 and 2 John. Who is this antichrist? Is it a historical figure who is already dead? Is it someone who is living on earth today? Or is it someone who is yet to be born? Or, is it possible that there is more than one? Let us examine the Bible to find out.
“It is the last hour. And as you have heard, ‘Antichrist is coming,’ even now many antichrists have come.” (1 John 2:18 CSB, emphasis added)
John said that even in the first century, there had already been many antichrists.