Your seem to contradict yourself in your above post. Are there many AC's in the world as the Apostle John testified, or is there only one at the end. It seems quite obvious to me that both are biblical.
You are of course entitled to your own opinion concerning the papacy and a system of antichrist. Tell me, do you believe those Christinas of the past who were persecuted, imprisoned, tortured, murdered, and or burned at the stake by the papacy in the name of Christ, wrong for believing it was antichrist?
What more would an institution have to do, before you would consider it to be antichrist?
If I may comment here, I see and understand both.
Many anti-Christs is true as there would of necessity always be a following of the Satanic demonic ways that Satan brought to earth . This is not limited to lay people who refuse the Gift God gave to us in the shed blood of Jesus.
But extends into all forms of religious workers and even clergy... and does not escape the Papacy down through the ages, by any means.
That title of anti-Christ should extend to even Mother Teresa.https://www.christian-faith.com/did-mother-theresa-believe-in-the-gospel-of-jesus-christ/
"If in coming face to face with God we accept Him in our lives, then we are converting. We become a better Hindu, a better Muslim, a better Catholic, a better whatever we are. … What God is in your mind you must accept."
She did not believe a=in Jesus as Savior. She and all Catholics are never presented with the salvation message the same as Protestants are. She believed in salvation through the sacraments of the church, and her being a Catholic.
Pope Francis also is an anti-Christ especially when he saidhttps://www.truthandaction.org/pope-francis-a-personal-relationship-with-jesus-is-harmful-and-dangerous/3/
"Pope Francis shared in a recent sermon in front of crowds of cheering liberal Catholics that having a “personal relationship” with Jesus was “harmful and dangerous”.
"Sometimes you may hear people say “I believe in God, in Jesus, but the church, I do not care” How many times have we heard this? This is wrong. There are those who believe you can have a personal, direct, and immediate relationship with Jesus Christ outside of the communion and mediation of the church.These temptations are dangerous and harmful. They are in the words of the great Pope Paul V “absurd dichotomies”
It is true that journeying together can be challenging and sometimes it can be tiring. It may be that some brother or sister (in the church) makes us face a problem, or scandalize us.
But the Lord entrusted his message of salvation to humans, all of us, as witnesses; and in our brothers and sisters in Christ, with their gifts and limit
And so are all others who are in opposition to what we are taught in the four corners of God's Holy words.
So the system of anti-Christ is in place and has been from the moment Eve took a bite out of that dang fruit. (Man do I want to smack her)
But there will be a coming singular anti Christ. We could possibly refer to him as the head over all the little anti-Christs just as Jesus is the head over all true Christians.
Daniel calls him in Daniel 11 :36 a king. ( see Daniel 11: 36-39)
A singular entity. Not a system.
Could this be a POPE? I say certainly yes.
Could this even be Pope Francis? Um... with out question when you have the head of the Roman Catholic Church
in 9-25-2015 , in New York addressing the UN
Pope to U.N. Assembly: I come “in my own name”
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2015 in New York, Pope Francis chose not to mention the name of Jesus Christ. Rather, he addressed the assembled nations “in his own name”.
Below is the opening statement of the speech of the Pope:
Following a tradition by which I feel honored, the Secretary General of the United Nations has invited the Pope to address this distinguished assembly of nations. In my own name, and that of the entire Catholic community, I wish to express to you, Mr Ban Ki-moon, my heartfelt gratitude.
The name of Jesus was never mentioned during the entire speech. In his subsequent addresses to the U.S. Congress, as well as in the White House, the name of Jesus still was not mentioned. Following the speech, many Catholic commentators pointed out that the Pope speaks in the name of Jesus, and should therefore explicitly invoke his name in order to direct national and world leaders to the light of Christ and His teaching.https://veritas-vincit-international.org/2017/06/11/pope-to-u-n-assembly-i-come-in-my-own-name/
Francis dropped the title of vicarhttps://jonsnewplace.wordpress.com/2020/04/04/pope-francis-drops-title-vicar-of-christ-assumes-power-as-jorge-mario-bergoglio-in-his-own-name-fulfilling-john-543-prophecy-of-antichrist/
Why? Because his is of the anti-Christ group and IMO could well rise up soon as the declared anti-Christ for he is in prime position to dictate through out the world.... He want a one world order... It is both
In any event.... Boys and Girls....