St. Ambrose on Antichrist

St. Ambrose: 340 – 397

Antichrist will attempt to prove from scripture that he is the Christ.


St. Hildegard on Antichrist

St. Hildegard 1098 – 1179

When the great ruler (the Great Monarch who is to rule Europe after the collapse of Communism) exterminates the Turks almost entirely, one of the remaining Mohammedans will be converted, become a priest bishop and cardinal, and when the new pope is elected (immediately before Antichrist) this cardinal will kill the pope before he is crowned, through jealousy, wishing to be pope himself; then when the other cardinals elect the next pope this cardinal will proclaim himself Anti-pope, and two-thirds of the Christians will go with him. He, as well as Antichrist, are descendants of the tribe of Dan. Continue reading

St. John Damascene on Antichrist

St. John Damascene 676 – 787

And when he was taken up, He [Jesus] ascended to the East and thus the apostles worshiped Him and thus He shall come in the same way as they had seen Him going into heaven, as the Lord himself said As lightening cometh out of the east and appears even into the west: so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. And so while we are awaiting Him we worship toward the East. This is moreover the unwritten tradition of the apostles, for they have handed many things down to us unwritten. Continue reading

St. Ephraem on Antichrist

St. Ephraem: 300 – 373

Then the Lord from His Glorious heaven shall set up his peace. And the kingdom of the Romans shall rise in place of this latter people and establish its dominion upon the earth, even unto its ends, and there shall be no one who will resist it. After iniquity shall have subsequently multiplied and all creatures have become defiled then divine justice shall appear and shall wholly destroy the people and coming forth from perdition the man of iniquity shall be revealed upon the earth, the seducer of men and disturber of the whole earth. Continue reading

St. Robert Bellarmine on Antichrist

St. Robert Bellarmine on Antichrist

“For all Catholics actually perceive Antichrist to be one certain man but all the previously referenced heretics in a manner peculiar to them improperly teach Antichrist not to be a single person but rather they teach the Antichrist to be a single throne or tyrannical kingdom or the apostolic chair of those who preside over the catholic church. Continue reading

St. John Chrysostom on Antichrist

St. John Chrysostom: 347 – 407

Antichrist will be possessed by Satan and be the illegitimate son of a Jewish woman from the East. This world will be faithless and degenerate after the birth of Anti-Christ.

St. Methodius of Olympus on Antichrist

St. Methodius of Olympus 250 – 311

A time will come when the enemies of Christ will boast: “We have subjected the earth and all its inhabitants, and the Christians cannot escape our hands.” Then a Roman Emperor will arise in great fury against them…. Drawing his sword, he will fall upon the foes of Christianity and crush them. Then peace will reign on earth, and priests will be relieved of all their anxieties. Continue reading

St. Irenaeus on Antichrist

St. Irenaeus 125 – 202

He shall sit in the Temple of God as if he were Christ, and leading astray those who worship him For when he is come, and of his own accord concentrates in his own person the apostasy, and accomplishes whatever he shall do according to his own will and choice, sitting also in the Temple of God so that his dupes may adore him as the Christ… By means of the events which shall occur in the time of Antichrist it is shown that he, being an apostate and a robber, is anxious to be adored as God; and that although a mere slave. he wishes to be proclaimed as a king. For he being endued with all the power of the devil, shall come, not as a righteous king, not as a legitimate king obedient to God but as an impious, unjust, and lawless one; as an iniquitous and murderous apostate; as a robber, concentrating in himself a satanic apostasy, and setting aside idols to persuade men that he himself is God. Continue reading

St Cyril of Jerusalem on Antichrist

St Cyril of Jerusalem 315 – 386 AD

And after these shall arise Antichrist and having by the signs and lying wonders of his magical deceit, beguiled the Jews as though he were the expected Christ, he shall afterwards characterize himself by all kinds of excesses of cruelty and lawlessness and he shall perpetrate such things for 3 years and 6 months. Continue reading

Saint Hippolytus on Christ and Antichrist

Saint Hippolytus on Christ and Antichrist

1. As it was your desire, my beloved brother Theophilus, to be thoroughly informed on those topics which I put summarily before you, I have thought it right to set these matters of inquiry clearly forth to your view, drawing largely from the Holy Scriptures themselves as from a holy fountain, in order that you may not only have the pleasure of hearing them on the testimony of men, but may also be able, by surveying them in the light of (divine) authority, to glorify God in all. For this will be as a sure supply furnished you by us for your journey in this present life, so that by ready argument applying things ill understood and apprehended by most, you may sow them in the ground of your heart, as in a rich and clean soil. By these, too, you will be able to silence those who oppose and gainsay the word of salvation. Only see that you do not give these things over to unbelieving and blasphemous tongues, for that is no common danger. But impart them to pious and faithful men, who desire to live holily and righteously with fear. For it is not to no purpose that the blessed apostle exhorts Timothy, and says, “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain babbling, and oppositions of science falsely so called; which some professing have erred concerning the faith.” And again, “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard of me in many exhortations, commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.” If, then, the blessed (apostle) delivered these things with a pious caution, which could be easily known by all, as he perceived in the spirit that “all men have not faith,” 2 Thessalonians 3:2 how much greater will be our danger, if, rashly and without thought, we commit the revelations of God to profane and unworthy men? Continue reading