A notorious figure listed in the book of Revelation is called “The Beast.” So who is the beast identified in the book of Revelation? Has he already come or should we still expect him? In this prophecy class, Dr. Sproul matches the biblical portrait of the beast with a man who fits the description right down to the name.
In any modern Bible study on the last days, a common practice for understanding the dark, end-times enemy known as the Antichrist is to mix together Paul’s man of lawlessness, John’s antichrists (plural), and John’s beast of Revelation 13, while sprinkling in a dash of Daniel’s 70th week for flavor. The result? A tyrannical dictator the likes this world has never seen. But is this apocalyptic amalgamation biblical?