Fr. Joseph Esper
From the earliest days of Christianity, types of the Antichrist have been part of her history. Consider this passage from St. John’s first epistle.
“Beloved, do not trust every spirit but test the spirts to see whether they belong to God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. This is how you can know the Spirit of God: every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ come in the flesh belongs to God, and every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus does not belong to God. This is the spirit of the antichrist , as you heard, is to come, but in fact is already in the world.”
From her inception until now, types of the antichrist have populated Church history. We will continue our exploration of the antichrists then and now.