By Robert Garner
Written almost 2000 years ago; “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.
Many Christian groups have been incorrectly trained that the antichrist must first come before the return of Jesus Christ will occur. Also, is the incorrect idea that the antichrist is a human person living on earth who is possibly a leader of some great nation. This human antichrist will rise to fame, and be exposed to the world just before the return of Christ Jesus is a false end-time doctrine.
Various worldly distractions undermine the ability of many Christians to learn basic “milk of the word” biblical principles. Church leaders must also bear much of the confusion about the milk of the word teaching which develops in their membership. Hebrews 5:13; “For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.”
Depressed nations of the world whose people have limited access to the Biblical Scriptures, or no access at all, have valid reasons for Biblical error. Feeding sheep with the Word of God assists our fellow Christian brothers and sisters to discern both good and evil; Hebrews 5:14 “But strong meat belongth to them that are full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” “Feed My sheep” John 21:16, is a metaphor pertaining to spiritual food, the gospel, not McDonald’s.
The word antichrist appears only 5 times in the KJV Bible. Below are the verses we need to look at regarding who or what the antichrist is. The First Epistle of John written by him, the son of Zebedee, was recorded about 75 years after Christ’s ascension, first century A.D. we find the following.
“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.
Almost 2000 years ago John writes under the power of the Holy Ghost, “even now are there many antichrists”; whereby we know that it is the last time; 1 John 2:18.
“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denith the Father and the Son;” 1 John 2:22.
For centuries various societies of the world have denied the Father the Son and the Holy Ghost. These three are one; 1 John 5:7 “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Jesus, the Word made flesh: John 1:14] and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
Again written almost 2000 years ago in 1 John 4:3, “whereof ye have heard that it should come, “and even now already is it in the world”.
2John 1:7 “for many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and antichrist.”
A deceiver who does not preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ is an antichrist. Galatians 1:9 “As we said before, so say I now again [Paul speaking], if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
Jesus is speaking to the Scribes and Pharisees in John 8:44 regarding who is a liar? “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
Satan the devil, and his hosts of demon spirits have been here since the Garden of Eden, from the beginning. Satan and his followers of men are antichrists.
Finally, we need to look at the Greek; än-tē’-khrē-stos, Strong’s # G 500.
Who or what is an Antichrist?
Definition of the antichrist from Strong’s Concordance below;
John, the only writer in the New Testament who uses antichrist five times. He employs it from the corrupt power and influence hostile to Christian interests. Especially that which is at work in false teachers who have come from the bosom of the church and are engaged in disseminating error.
Satan and his followers are antichrists.
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Robert W. Garner and his wife live in Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC. He’s a Christian Bible study researcher/writer/coach allied with other Biblical Scripture investigators unaffiliated with any church denominations. Their Scripture research spans 600 years of Christian Bible languages which include English, Hebrew, and Greek. As God Almighty commands in 1 Corinthians 2:13 we search the scriptures; “not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but what the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual with spiritual”; which is a scripture with scripture.
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