The following is not mine but I think the original author makes good points!
Many books have been written on the subject and there has been much speculation of just who this mysterious person is. Some say he was born in the 1950’s and is living among us somewhere, soon to be revealed. How could this be true in light of what Saint John said in his time, that antichrist was “already in the world”, 1John 4:3?
- A person who is opposed to something.
- Opposite, opposing, against, counteracting, or neutralizing.
So we either have a person who opposes Christ, or someone or something that fulfills definition # 2, an entity which is opposed to, or is against Christ.
How many falsely accuse the Pope as being AntiChrist?
Did you know that Holy Scripture is very precise in revealing just WHO Antichrist really is?
1.“Dear children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have risen; hereby we know it is the last hour.” 1John 2:18
2.“Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is the antichrist who denies the Father and the Son.” 1John 2:22
3.“And every spirit that severs Jesus, is not of GOD, but is of **antichrist **of whom you have heard that he is coming, and now is already in the world.” 1John 4:3.
4.“For many deceivers have gone forth into the world who do not confess Jesus as the Christ coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the** antichrist**.” 2John 1:7.
There you have it.** Antichrist** is mentioned only four times in Scripture and only in two Epistles of Saint John. Antichrist is not mentioned at all in the book of Revelation, as some seem to believe.
In those four verses Saint John tells us not only who Antichrist is, but also WHO HE COULD NOT BE.
At the time of writing of John’s Epistles, many antichrists Already existed, 1John 2:18. Heresies existed from the very beginning and with them were the heretics who lied, deceived, and severed Jesus’ body (his Church). Two of the main heresies in the first century were the Simonians who denied the humanity of
Christ, and the Cerenthians who denied the divinity of Christ. In the second century more than 14 new heresies sprang up, further severing the Body of Christ. As the centuries wore on, older heresies died out and new ones sprang up to take their place. There have been heresies in every century and some are recycled such as Jehovah’s witnesses who again deny the divinity of
Antichrist is a liar and denies that Jesus is the Christ, and he also denies the Father and the Son, 1John 2:22. Yes, as I have pointed out in the first item, there was the denial of Jesus in His divinity, and in His humanity. Over the centuries, there were some
denials of both by a single heresy.
Antichrist is the one who severs Jesus, 1John 4:3.(the Church is the body of Christ which gets severed) As previously discussed, but the severance of Jesus today is worse than ever, as we shall see shortly.
Antichrist is a deceiver who denies that Jesus is the Christ and has come in the flesh, 2John 1:7
It is happening today in a big way.?
In summary: There are many antichrists, even in the time of Saint John, and they are liars, and deny that Jesus is the Christ. They sever Him. ( Sever means to tear apart) They deceive and deny that He came in the flesh. There is another word which fits all of these parameters perfectly. It is the Heretic the fomenter of Heresy.
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