Did Protestants Once Know The Identity Of Antichrist?

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Here is a sermon by Rev. Stephen Hamilton examining the historic Protestant view of Antichrist:

Antichrist : The Pope? -The Historic Protestant View

In this sermon, Rev. Hamilton quotes many notable Protestants from over the centuries, all of whom held that the papacy is Antichrist.  Sadly, he also notes that modern-day Lutherans and Anglicans have once again united with Rome, agreeing that the Reformation was a mistake.  It is a sad time, indeed, to be a Protestant.