Is there an end times unholy trinity? Who is part of the unholy trinity?

Is there an end times unholy trinity? Who is part of the unholy trinity? from Compelling Truth

Some students of Bible prophecy refer to an “unholy trinity.” This concept comes from Revelation 12 and 13, which describes three evil beings who will deceive many in the end times. These three beings are Satan, the Antichrist, and the False Prophet.

Satan is a mimic and impersonator. One way he deceives people is by putting forward inferior copies of the real thing. In the last days, Satan will form a sham trinity. He will play the part of God the Father; the Antichrist will stand in for the Son, even to the point of being healed of a “mortal wound” (Revelation 13:3); and the False Prophet will take the role of the Holy Spirit, glorifying the Antichrist. Satan has always wanted to be “like the Most High” (Isaiah 14:14), and this false godhead is another attempt to fabricate godhood for himself.

Satan is found in the Bible from beginning to end. In Genesis 3, he is the serpent in the garden. In Revelation 12:9, Satan is “the great dragon . . . that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world.”

The Antichrist is also discussed in Revelation 12 and 13, but there he is pictured as the first of two beasts; the Antichrist is “the beast” that comes “out of the sea.” The name “Antichrist” is only used in 1 John and 2 John. There we find that:

-the Antichrist is coming: “Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour” (1 John 2:18).

-the Antichrist denies the Father and the Son: “Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son” (1 John 2:22).

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