Life of Daniel: Antichrist

Antichrist... The word evokes powerful responses... some think of scary and bizarre movies, some cringe in superstition, and some laugh. None of these were Daniel's, Jesus', Paul's, or John's response. Yet, they all soberly taught on the subject. John even tells us that antichrists will be present in each generation. Who are the antichrists of today? How are we taught to prepare to meet these forces in the Word of God? Will they culminate in one final Antichrist? How should we respond?