A Treatise Of Antichrist: The Disputation Of Antichrist Is Propounded, And The First Argument From The Name It Self Discussed ~ By Michael Christopherson (Walpole) Priest 1613 CHAPTER 1 BOOK X
Wherein the Disputation of Antichrist is propounded.
Secondly the same is proved out of the Scripture:for although this name were of itself ambiguous,yet as it is taken in Scripture It is not doubtful: and our question must not be of the word****** absolutely,but as it is taken in the Scriptures.
Now in the Scriptures, Antichrist is said to be him who is extolled above all that is called god, 2.Thess.2. which certainly is not to be the Vicar,but the enemy of Christ. And 1. Joan.2. Antichrist is said tobe him, who denieth Jesus to be Christ,that he may sell himself for Christ.
And Matth.24. Antichrist is said to affirm himself to be Christ, which certainly is not the part of a Vicar, but of an Emulous.