Antichrist is the Son of Perdition. If a son, the scripture underlines this conclusion, THEN AN HEIR.
As Son of Perdition, the Antichrist is the heir of perdition. It was written of him before he arose, 'he goeth unto perdition.'
The king of heaven has made His decree and it altereth not. As sure as the Papacy has had its glory so surely shall its doom come.
The destruction of the Popes is twofold, 'Whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming.’
This duality of doom has been noted in prophecy ever since the beginning of the little horn of Daniel chapter seven. We read in verse 26 that the judgement shall sit and they shall take away his dominion to consume and destroy it unto the end. Here is yet another proof that the ‘little horn’ of Daniel Chapter 7 is the Antichrist of Paul.
The doom is in two stages. (1) gradual and (2) sudden and terrible destruction.
The gradual consuming is by 'the spirit of the Lord's mouth,' that is the spreading of the Word of God. Ever since the Bible has been translated this has been going forward. The Reformation displayed to men the damnable errors of Rome, and its hold on the nations was loosened. When the Word is not proclaimed the Pope will flourish.
But the destruction of Rome in totality will be sudden and terrible. Leaving His seat of glory Christ will confront the Antichrist personally and hurl him into perdition with all his priests and his whole apparatus of antichristianity. God speed the day.
'And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.' Revelation 18:21.
Then and only then will the ‘Hallelujahs’ of the saints ring forth.