The Antichrist in Scripture – The Popes According to Luther and Calvin

Also in 1520, Luther recorded three great treatises.   The first was his fiery epistle To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation.   There, he wrote:21 "Paul says in Second Thessalonians two [verses 9f] that Antichrist shall, through the power of Satan, be mighty in lying wonders…. Whatever does aught against Christ, is the power of Antichrist and of the devil — even though it were to rain and hail wonders."

"The Scriptures prophesy false-wonders.   Therefore we must cling with firm faith to the words of God….   Then the devil will cease from ‘wonders.’