Where did the belief that there will be only one BIG antichrist come from? I believe that is a commonly held belief and I believe it is an error. The word "antichrist" appears only in John's letters and John very plainly states there are many antichrists. (I will bold that in the scripture.) That set me to thinking ... and I am still mulling over these passages. It seems to me that all of us who call ourselves Christian are antichrist at times and not at other times. How can this be? I that that anytime we act contrary to Christ's teachings, anytime we do not follow the message of the gospel; any time we put ourselves ahead of Christ for any reason, we are antichrist. What do you say. And where does the idea of only one antichrist come from? I ask this as a discussion question, not an argument question. It is one I am currently thinking about.