I've been doing alot of research into Bible prophecy now for almost 15 years. I have come to the conclusion that Antichrist who ascends out of the bottomless pit, is more than likely Nimrod of ancient Babel. If you look into the origins of pagan religion, it's all based on fallen angels posing as mankinds creators, ie sons of God, aka annunaki. Nimrod, and his wife Semiramis, along with their son Tammuz, were worshipped as gods. Nimrod, the "Sun god", Semiramis, "goddess of the moon" and their son Tammuz the son of the Sun, and Moon.
The Bible tells of of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: "And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar."
The Hebrew here for "mighty" is gibbori, these "gibbori" are the Mighty Ones, aka men of reknown, aka Nephilim. Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon.
Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called "Baal", the sun god.
This story is IDENTICAL to the story of Osiris, Isis, and Horus. Their story is retold with different names in the pagan world.
Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived.
She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full. She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known as "Ishtar" which is pronounced "Easter", and her moon egg became known as "Ishtar's" egg."
The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz. Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Ishtar, aka Semiramis is also known as the "Queen of Heaven"
Jeremiah 7:18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.
Ezekiel 8:14-15 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD's house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz. Then said he unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations than these.
Now, if you look into the forming One World Religion of Antichrist, it will be centered on Mary, aka Queen of Heaven. NOT the Mary of the bible, but the Catholic/Islamic version.
Alot of people do not realize that Islam, as well as Catholicism revere Mary. Both believe Mary was born sinless.
Revelation 17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
Anyone who does a modicum of research into this, will quickly realize this "paganized" version of Mary, is none other than Semiramis. Who is the Queen of Babylon, and aka Queen of Heaven. Goddess worship is being revived at breakneck speed, even in some modern apostate churches, there are interfaith services were she is worshipped and honored.
I have no doubt whatsoever, this "One World Religion" will be a interfaith merging of religions, centered around goddess worship, who shall be called "Mary".
Revelation 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammuz, have been worshipped down through the centuries, and Freemasonry, the Occult, Wicca, ancient Paganism, all have links to these three. Nimrod, is a perfect fit in this paradigm, a god man, who ascends out of the pit, to be worshipped again as a god. Was, is not, and yet is; this cannot possibly be Obama. Obama does not even come close to fitting this discription.
This forming One World Religion gives you many clues, look into it.