Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? – 1 Cor 3:16
Our bodies were created for many varying reasons, but I believe the most important of reasons is to be a Holy place on this earth for God to dwell in. Is that not amazing? God wants to put His spirit within us!
If God is absent from dwelling within us (due to lack of faith, sin, non-belief) then we are instead now a temple for whatever else that wishes to dwell instead. If it is not God then it is not good. If it is not good then we are essentially evil. C.S. Lewis says we are not merely mortals. We are either divine beings of light, or we are disgusting works of evil. Nothing between, see.
I believe God’s throne is our heart. Man cannot know his own heart because it is deceitful. Only by God residing within us do we do His will. Most people are not even aware that they have replaced God’s throne inside of His temple with an evil muck that dwells instead. People are typically unaware because they lean on their own understanding, and truly believe that they are good people. Man, however, has a loosed moral code that changes throughout their years. God’s moral code is just and everlasting – there is NO fault in it.
To think of how great (in terms of menace and power) an antichrist would be if a person thought the Holy Spirit of God to dwell inside of them, but in actuallity it is a sinister being sitting upright on that coveted throne. We can never be too careful with our walk with Jesus. We can never know everything the Lord commands or of all His knowledge and wisdom. For one to think themself fully learned is a great folly. Humbleness and humility before the Lord are the recipe for good fruit.
Man is too easily deceived by his own lusts and varying ideas. That is why an antichrist (and the most dreadful at that) whom believes in the Lord, yet walks his own path continually is, in my opinion, the most dangerous. He is equipped with the Word, but he is doing his own will and walking in his own false uprightness.
So – there are multitudes of antichrists today; people who believe, but choose their own path for believing, and allowing something other than God to sit in the throne of their hearts.
I believe there to be only one son of perdition. One that will herald the coming of the Great Power. This one will convince many that his ways are the ways to follow Jesus.by his extensive knowledge of the Word, and public displays of what seems and is deemed to be good by people – he will lead so many into becoming an army of the sinister. He may even do it with good intentions – albeit his own good intentions.