I make no claim that my views are shared by anyone else.
The disciples asked Jesus when the end of the world would come? Jesus responded with some specifics. Among them was this comment:
Mark 13:6 - "For many shall come in my name, saying I amChrist; and shall deceive many."
When reading the remainder of the text, we see this is a particular Christian concept as seen through the eyes of and experienced in the lives of saved Jews. That evidence is discovered in details such as the involvement of synagogue leaders (verse 9) and the "abomination of desolation" spoken of by Daniel the prophet (verse 13).
All theologians agree that scripture is ripe with dual applications. Dual application of scripture is part of what makes Bible study interesting. For example, when Jesus said "you must eat my body and drink my blood" was he speaking of communion as the elements (cracker and grape juice) applies to communion and the meaning of communion as it applies in the spiritual sense or was he speaking of those within earshot being called to live under his rule as obedient children of God. The answer is "both." The latter for later and the former for then.
Chapter 13 applies to the saved Jewish person in the end times. They will be looking for the return of Christ. They are warned to beware of impostors.
Let me suppose for a moment. Suppose the non-Christians of the end times are also looking for a Savior? We know the end times will be troublesome times of great magnitude for the entire world. We know from scripture the anti-Christ will become known as a type of "savior" during the end time. Could Mark 13:1 have a dual meaning; one for the saved and one for the lost during the last days (years) of man's rule on this Earth?
The answer to that question is yes. The New Testament was originally written in the "common" (street-language) Greek. In the Greek, the word "Christ" is not in the original text. The verse reads as follows, "For many shall come in my name, saying 'I am' and shall deceive many."
Notice many will come "in Christ's name" claiming to be "I am." "I am" is a term used by God in his conversation with Moses and that term is use to identify God to Moses as the "answer, "able one", "Savior" or "Deliverer". Because the Old Testament uses "I am" as a "name" or "designation" for God as "Savior," the New Testament translators of the King James Version included the word "Christ" (Greek for "Anointed One" with the implication of "Savior") following the words "I am." Contextually, that is correct.
However, if you leave the word "Christ" out of the verse and use a literal meaning for the words "come in my name," that denotes the initial arrival of the anti-Christ will be "in the name of Jesus Christ" (under the guise of a Christian), only later to self-proclaim that he is the "savior, worthy of worship." If that is a valid rendering of Mark 13:1, then we should now be looking for a world leader or possible world leader with a Savior complex, who is a professed Christian but evil in his actions, whom the lost (non-Christians) of the world would attribute the title "savior" to because he appears to be a savior of a world in trouble.
I am just thinking (writing) out loud. Prophesy is fun because it is the future hinted at, but unfulfilled. Speculation is permitted as long as speculation is within the parameters of revealed Scripture.