spirit of antichrist
The 'spirit of antichrist' is present globally today exactly as scriptures foretell. It is a mindset of deception & denial of the divinity of Jesus as God manifested in the flesh 2000 years ago as the Bible proclaims.
The spirit of antichrist is synonomous with the spirit of deception since it characterizes people who are deceived in their beliefs about Christ Jesus. The New Testament states clearly "Who is the liar but the one denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist.....". [1 John 2:18, 22].
2 Profiles of deception
Typically & to keep it simple for discernment purposes, the 2 categories of 'deceived' people will fall into 2 profiles of people.
FIRST, many opposers of Christ today are obvious & vocal in their adamant stance AGAINST CHRIST. They 'know' they deny Him as the divine Savior & Lord. These are persons who are clear & firm in their rebellion & even mockery of Him. [ie. atheists, other religions, or secular humanists].
However SECONDLY, many 'deceived' persons today actually proudly & confidently proclaim to be 'Christian' which masks the craftiness of deception. These persons [even so-called Christian & Roman Catholic Leaders] can be seen daily today in all walks of life proclaiming their strong beliefs in Christ & even quoting Bible passages. But with close examination & discernment, their actions & character & lifestyle oppose Christ & the solid Word of God bringing into immediate question that person's true Christianity.
This lines up exactly with many End Time prophecies which foretell of the greatest deception in world history [the spirit of antichrist] which will exist in the final generation, TODAY'S GENERATION:
'Many false prophets will arise, and will mislead many, even the elect, if it were possible.' [Math.24:11,24].
The Lord Himself told us in advance that, "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord.......... And I will declare to them 'I never knew you; Depart from Me, you who practice iniquity'. ".
As foretold, today's generation is the most religiously deceived generation in human history, second to none, exactly as scriptures predict for these End Times.