[The Antichrist in Biblical perspective became prevalent when?] I have asked this question to many people in the past and the most common answer which came up when asked this question was - when God created mankind "Adam and Eve"
The other part that bothers me a lot when discussing the coming of the Antichrist, is when we start looking for a period; or person to appear with which we can associate such happening.
My perspective on the above is the following, in the case of "anti" abortionists, is it not fact that you would have to have a abortion firstly before you count have a "anti" abortion movement.
Would it then not be correct to draw the conclusion that the term "Antichrist" could have only come prevalent "after" the birth of Jesus Christ, and that we should see the coming of the Antichrists as a 2000yr old happening which is rather a movement than a individual person?
I John 2:
18. Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
22. Who is a liar "but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?"....... He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
How many "people" and "movements" in the world denies Jesus Christ? - are they the Antichrist? - in what period will they arrive, or have they been prevalent for the last 2000yrs, but that we just did not notice them?