Extract from The Antichrist in Scripture: The Popes According to Luther and Calvin – To read the full work, click “Download” below.
The Antichrist! When would he appear? Where would he rule? Who would he be? How long would he last? And what would cause his termination?
Martin Luther, the great Protestant Reformer, carefully answers all five of these important questions. So too does John Calvin. They do so — from the infallible Word of God.
In this essay, we first trace especially Luther’s understanding of Church History — from Daniel’s Babylon, to the Protestant Reformation. Second, we note that Reformer’s understanding of the Old Testament predictions about Antichrist. Third, we present Luther’s views of the various Antichrist predictions in the New Testament — from Matthew to Revelation. Fourth, we show how Luther’s views are restated and developed by Calvin and Calvinism on the Antichrist. Finally, we shortly summarize the above findings.