Webster 1828 Edition



[Gr. against, and Christ.]
A great adversary of Christ; the man of sin; described
1John 2:18. 2Thess. 2. Rev. 9. Protestants generally suppose this adversary to be the Papal power; and some divines believe that, in a more general sense, the word extends to any persons who deny Christ or oppose the fundamental doctrines of christianity.