8 Little Known Facts about The Antichrist:
If you ask the average person to give you the biblical definition of the word “antichrist”…they cannot do it!
The biblical definition of an antichrist is everyone or every spirit “that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh.”
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. – 1 John 4:3
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. – 2 John 1:7
The word “antichrist” does not appear in the Old Testament nor does it appear anywhere in the Gospels. The word “antichrist” first occurs in the Bible at 1 John 2:18.
According to the Bible, the term “antichrist” does NOT refer to merely one person.
Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. – 1 John 2:18
According to the Bible, antichrists have ALREADY come.
…even NOW are there many antichrists… – 1 John 2:18
Based upon the Bible, “antichrist” is associated with religion, not politics.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. – 1 John 2:22.
Notice that the passage refers to the direct denial of God and Jesus, not the prohibition of worship. Denying the Father and the Son directly is a religious determination, not a political one.
It was the Jews who first denied Jesus was the Messiah. Therefore, based upon the Biblical definition of an antichrist, the many non-believing Jews were the first antichrists.
The accounts of Jewish rejection of Jesus are prominently featured in the New Testament, especially John’s gospel. For example, in 7:1-9 Jesus moves around in Galilee but avoids Judea, because “the Jews/Judeans” were looking for a chance to kill him. In 7:12-13 some said “he is a good man” whereas others said he deceives the people, but these were all “whispers”, no one would speak publicly for “fear of the Jews/Judeans”. Jewish rejection is also recorded in 7:45-52, 8:39-59, 10:22-42 and 12:36-43. 12:42 says many did believe, but they kept it private, for fear the Pharisees would exclude them from the Synagogue, see also Council of Jamnia. -Wikipedia
For two thousand years, Jews rejected the claim that Jesus fulfilled the messianic prophecies of the Hebrew Bible, as well as the dogmatic claims about him made by the church fathers – that he was born of a virgin, the son of God, part of a divine Trinity, and was resurrected after his death. … For two thousand years, a central wish of Christianity was to be the object of desire by Jews, whose conversion would demonstrate their acceptance that Jesus has fulfilled their own biblical prophecies.” – Jewish Views of Jesus by Susannah Heschel; Jesus In The World’s Faiths: Leading Thinkers From Five Faiths Reflect On His Meaning by Gregory A. Barker, editor. Orbis Books, 2005 ISBN 1-57075-573-6. p.149
Despite the mass hallucinations of Christians around the world to the contrary, the word “antichrist” appears NOWHERE in the Book of Revelation!
Wacko Christian End-Timers have promulgated a worldview which is founded upon addiction to fear and hopelessness rather than fact.
The antichrist horror story is not supported by the Bible!
But it IS supported by motion picture producers and book merchandisers who amass millions of dollars publishing fear-mongering stories about “the last days.”
Contributing to the madness are the teeming throngs of religious nihilists who have obediently drunk the Kool-Aid and swallowed without question the cultural poison contained in those heretical books and DVDs.
Hopefully learning these facts has encouraged you to:
- Discover what the Bible ACTUALLY says
- Think for yourself
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