The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth about the Antichrist

Baker, 2006
ISBN: 9780801066061


Christians have always been fascinated with the antichrist, but recently the interest seems to have reached an all-time high, with pop culture depictions and speculation leaving many people confused or even frightened. But what does the Bible really say? What have Christians throughout history believed about the antichrist? Should we fear the antichrist or such things as the mark of the Beast? Have some end-times prophecies already been fulfilled?

Pastor and professor Kim Riddlebarger carefully untangles the confusion surrounding this biblical doctrine. He considers common beliefs about the antichrist and end times, closely examines the relevant scriptural passages, and explains how these passages have been interpreted historically by the church.

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Key Features

  • Addresses the biblical doctrine so as to remove confusion and fear
  • Discusses the history of thought surrounding the antichrist
  • Examines Scripture relevant to the antichrist to get to the root of the biblical character


  • A Morbid Curiosity: Misconceptions about Antichrist
  • Forerunners of the Antichrist: The Old Testament Background to the Doctrine of Antichrist
  • The Doctrine of Antichrist in the New Testament Era: Some Preliminary Considerations
  • Many Antichrists Have Already Come: The Doctrine of Antichrist in the Epistles of John
  • The Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet: The Doctrine of Antichrist in the Book of Revelation
  • The Man of Lawlessness: The Doctrine of Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:1–12
  • Know Your Enemy: The Antichrist in Church History
  • The Antichrist: Figure of the Past or Future Foe?

Praise for the Print Edition

Beyond sensationalism and silliness, this book on the antichrist corrects a tendency among a lot of us simply to ignore the topic. Riddlebarger writes with accessible prose, although there is always more research and analysis behind it than meets the eye. If you want to learn about this strange New Testament figure without all the hype usually associated with the genre, look no further. It’s serious, interesting, well-informed, and edifying reading.

Michael Horton, professor of systematic theology, Westminster Seminary, CA

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About Kim Riddlebarger

Kim Riddlebarger earned his PhD from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, California, and has been a visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary, California. He is also a cohost of the White Horse Inn radio program and a contributor to Modern Reformation magazine.


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