A pre-AD 70 date for the writing of the book of Revelation is most often (and necessarily) used by preterists. Simply do a search to see that the majority of (non-preterist) scholars and theologians today date the book in the mid-90's AD.

Even were it possible to date the book earlier, I stand by my opinion that "the antichrist" is probably the most likely answer to the question asked. However, I have no problem with "the beast" as an alternative answer.


There is no such thing as preaching Christ and Him crucified, unless we preach what nowadays is called Calvinism. It is a nickname to call it Calvinism; Calvinism is the gospel, and nothing else. - C.H. Spurgeon