The doctrine of the antichrist is one of the most debated concepts in Scripture. But how does popular speculation square with the biblical and historical view? Drawing on teachings from God's Word, the church fathers, the Reformation, and traditional Protestantism, Riddlebarger contends that precursors will challenge Christ throughout the inter-advental age culminating in an end-times antichrist. 256 pages, softcover from Baker.
The doctrine of the Antichrist is one of the most interesting doctrines found in Scripture, says author Kim Riddlebarger. Unfortunately, it's also one which has been subject to far more speculation than sound biblical exegesis. Until now.
Unlike other resources available on the Antichrist, The Man of Sin focuses on Scripture, not contemporary events, to uncover the truth about this mysterious entity. With skilled exegesis Riddlebarger asserts that, contrary to popular speculation, the Antichrist is not a singular individual but a series of beings that will arise to challenge Christ throughout the inter-advental age before culminating in an end-times Antichrist. Backing this claim first in Scripture, Riddlebarger also draws from historical teachings including those of the church fathers, the Reformation, and historic Protestantism, before contrasting this evidence to the sensational interpretations of many contemporary writers.
Pastors, teachers, and study groups wanting to understand the doctrine of the Antichrist
will find The Man of Sin to be a unique and comprehensive study.
Kim Riddlebarger (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is currently the senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, California, and has been a visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is also a cohost of the White Horse Inn radio program, a weekly broadcast on more than fifty radio stations.