[And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.( 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12)]
Yes, people should know this verse is associated with the rise of the Lawless One, the Man of Sin.
For shorthand, “the Antichrist” - The Bible doesn’t call him that directly. He is preceded by the spirit of antichrist.
Who has been operating for roughly 2,000 years, admittedly.
1 John 4:2-4 King James Version (KJV)
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
“We now have a much more compassionate (non judgmental) society than ever.” If you disagree you can lose your job, be ostracized, sent to a reeducation camp. Is burning at the stake next?
My personal belief is that the Antichrist is alive on this earth now awaiting his soon coronation as the “Man of Sin.” He is a homosexual himself, and extremely activist about it.