Something I wish every Christian realized, though, is that nothing is going to happen, on the antichrist front, until the Lord Jesus allows it. He will open the seals of Revelation 6 and bring the world into tribulation, not the actions and devious schemes of vile men. Until that time, the hounds of hell do have a muzzle on them, to no small degree.
Too many Christian people have a focus upon a perceived threat of these plans of man, bringing forth the tyranny of antichrist, when man does not have that power, in the first place. Also, what is this "Christian" notion of preventing the antichrist of prophecy? Who is going to hinder a punctuation mark of God's word coming to pass?
The concept the appointed times can be thwarted is foolishness, as if not to mention, what, there are Christians who don't desire the return of the Lord for His bride, for the process of justice to begin? (Yes, there are just such "Christians," who deny clear eschatology, all the time, have even expressed, and I have seen this, a number of times, when cornered as to why, they don't want the Lord to come back, until they've, the likes of, been to Venice, finished their career, been married, raised their children, etc. Just amazing! As if the Lord should restrain His plan and the contrary wishes of all truly God loving and fearing believers, who love His appearing, postpone things until they've worked out their nuclear family issues. They usually come in the form of Preterists or Amillennialists.)
2 Thessalonians 2
5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?
6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
1 Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see."
2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer.
Revelation 22:11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.
34 But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne;
35 nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.
36 Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.
37 But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.