According to Wikipedia:
“Antichrist is a Christian term based on interpretation of passages in the New Testament, in which the term “antichrist” occurs five times in 1 John and 2 John (Greek: ἀντίχριστος, antichristos), once in plural form and four times in the singular.
In some Christian eschatologies, Jesus the Messiah will appear in his Second Coming to Earth to face the emergence of the Antichrist figure, who will be the greatest false messiah in Christianity. Just as Christ is the savior and the ideal model for humanity, his opponent in the end time will be a single figure of concentrated evil, according to Bernard McGinn.
In Islamic eschatology, Masih ad-Dajjal (the False messiah) is an anti-Messiah figure (similar to the Christian concept of Antichrist), who will appear to deceive humanity before the second coming of “Isa“, as Jesus is known by Arabic-speaking Muslims.
It is believed that the appearance of the Antichrist will coincide end times in Biblical prophecy. However, in esoteric philosophy (The Ageless Wisdom Teaching) there is a different theory in that it is believed the Antichrist is an energy, that is made manifest in different vessels through different time periods…
From Esoteric Online:
“The anti-Christ is an energy that is deliberately released into the world to destroy, shatter, and do away with the old forms and ways of living that are preventing the flow of new life and synthesis to transform our world, producing a glorious civilization as the energy of Aquarius waxes ever so powerful with each and everyday .
This war between the forces of Light and the Dark Brotherhood raged on the astral planes for many thousands of years ,going back during the Fourth Root Race, between those who are the embodiment of the Lords of Materiality, and those who were aligned with the forces of Light. This battle between the forces of evil and the Spiritual Hierarchy eventually ended up in a stalemate. Atlantis was a great civilization before periodically, over thousands of years, finally disappearing below the Atlantic ocean. After the great cataclysm and destruction of the Fourth Root Race, mankind was left to defend for itself until such a time when the mental body became more highly developed, with the goal of achieving mental polarization and clear focus.
During the latter half of the Atlantis civilization, much of that we know as sex magic and black magic had reached a stage of unbelievable horror from today’s standards . It was during this phase that much of the diseases that man now suffers dearly from were generated, and much of the morbid and fascination we have about sex had its origins. Many of us are suffering from an over load of evil karma due to causes that were generated during those long ago ages while incarnated in atlantean bodies with its many root races and civilizations that came and went over a duration of about 12 million years.
The anti-Christ manifested itself two thousand years ago through the Emperor Nero, who embodied the energy we know as the anti- Christ that brought forth the utter destruction of the Roman Empire and prepared the way for Christendom for what then would be the beginning two thousand years of the age of Pisces. The destructive forces of evil were released again during our own time through Adolf Hitler and a group around him who were profoundly wicked and very deeply evil men in Nazi Germany, a group around Mussolini, and a group of militarists in Japan. It was through this axis of evil that set loose the destructive energy to prepare for the new age of Aquarius.”
To learn more about these concepts, consider watching the documentary below…