Q. I have heard hundreds of people ask “Who is the AntiChrist?” but I don’t believe I have ever heard anyone ask “Who is the False Prophet?” I have been studying Revelation all afternoon (mostly in your series of articles) and I am stuck on Rev 13-14. Some teach that the False Prophet will be a Jew from the tribe of Dan. I believe I have read that you believe that too. So he will be a natural man. But the Anti Christ comes up out of the sea and I believe he is a spirit who will take possession of a man’s body, so who he is in reality doesn’t matter a whole lot. Could you give me some more insight on this?
A. What I’ve said is there’s a tradition in some circles that the anti-Christ will come from the tribe of Dan based on a prophecy from Genesis 49:17 and the fact that the tribe of Dan is not sealed in the Great Tribulation (Rev. 7:4-8). The anti-Christ will be a natural man who is personally indwelt by Satan (Rev. 13:2). With all the attention being centered on identifying the anti-Christ, very little has been said about the false prophet. Like the Holy Spirit, of whom he’s a counterfeit, he remains anonymous.