The Book of Revelation 13:3

Wounded to Death

“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” (Rev 13:3 KJV)

There is a lot of speculation as to the deadly wound of the beast being healed. There are two primary teachings:

One possibility is that the antichrist is actually killed and resurrected by Satan, possibly through the false prophet. Some believe that he is actually indwelt by Satan and that Satan rules through him. This could be Satan’s attempt to mimic the resurrection of Jesus.

Another possibility is that it is referring to the old Roman Empire rather than a person. The antichrist could then be another Roman Emperor, also called Babylon, and he has restored the Roman government.

Many believe that both will happen: the antichrist is killed and then resurrected, and that he resurrects the old kingdom.

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