An anti-Christ may set himself up as a savior of the people and offer pseudosalvation based on his own principles, calculated to bring him the honor and glory of the world. Through either word or action the anti-Christ says, “I am the source of salvation and power.”
The second way a person can oppose Christ is to set up any other person or system as a substitute for the Savior and then seek to promote this substitute in the hearts and minds of the people. Either way, the result is the same—people are taught to reject the Master and to seek elsewhere for solutions to spiritual problems.
In Jacob 7 we meet the first of the several anti-Christs written of in the Book of Mormon. Sherem, like others who followed, was an expert at oratory and flattering words.