“And I stood upon the sand of the sea and saw a beast rise up out of the sea having seven heads and ten horns and upon his horns ten crowns and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw unto like a leopard and his feet were as the feet of a bear and his mouth as the mouth of a lion and the dragon gave him his power and his seat and great authority”. (13:1)
This is an excerpt from the Book of Revelations Chapter 13 in which John (one of the 12 apostles) depicts what the Antichrist looked like when he saw it on a lonely island. In total there are 12 signs of the Antichrist given in different books of Christianity. Let me explain the three signs given in the above mentioned citation with the help of this graphic representation
The beast has all the three characteristics that John relates to the Antichrist.
The mouth of a lion like John says the face of the beast is just like a big lion that has his thick fluffy lion whiskers and huge canine teeth.
Like a leopard the body of the lion faced beast is like the smart and slender body of a leopard.
The feet of a bear the feet of the beast are just like the grizzly bear you must have seen on TV or a zoo close by.
Let me tell you some other signs that the Books of Christianity relate to the Antichrist.
"And behold, a white horse, and he who sat on it had a bow. A crown was given to him, and he came forth conquering, and to conquer"(Revelation 6: verse # 2)
"Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns" (Revelation 12: verse # 3)
"I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots: and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things” (Daniel 7: verse# 8)
This isn’t all. There are more signs of the Antichrist and some startling revelations; they will be discussed in the next article. So, stay tuned...