Is the subject of the Anti-Christ really that difficult for people to understand?
There are only three verses in the entire bible that mentions the word anti-christ? Of the three verses the word anti-Christ is mentioned three times and anti-Christs is mentioned only once. One verse in 1 John 1: 22 (NKJV) states " Who is a liers but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ. He is anti-Christ who denies the father and son." Two other verses in 1 John also describes the anti-Christ a bit more. If we take the verses for what their worth then knowning who an anti-Christ is can be easy. I think there are far more anti-Christs today than many of us realize.
The departure from God and His Word has caused inward and outward corruption that conforms to the world that denies the Son. Once the salt of the earth with its presevation capabilities leave, the world will climax in corruption. The apostate anti-Christ church will come under the leadership of devil inspired men. The god in whom they worship will be a man-made image. Many have already have joined the "church" that call itself "Christian" yet is in spiritual adultery with the godless pagan practices of the world. It is the culmination of all the religious efforts of man with interfaith unity and "love" that all may be one. The anti-Christ spirit is masked in ecumenicalism.
Why are so many Christians divisive? Did Jesus ask his Father to ensure that the Church was one or did he ask that they divide into factions, denominations, with each calling the other apostates because of disagreements over things that don't matter?
PandN- So that there is no misunderstanding, are you saying the the anti-Christ church is limited only to those who call themselves or concider themselves christian churches? Thank you.
Disappearinghead- Christ's true church is not denominational.
Grace. Who is deciding which is the true Church? The reason there are 10,000 denominations is because each one thinks they are the true Church. Or are you suggesting that the true Church are individuals hidden amongst them?
Disappearinghead- You are speaking of man made churches. I don't believe any man made church is the true church that Christ built. And I will not go further , because it's geting off subject Thanks
Graceinus - There are those (spirit of the anti-Christ) who openly deny Jesus Christ and there are those who are like Judas (son of perdition) who profess to follow Christ. Both deny the Son.
Planks just who are these people in the Church who you say deny Jesus Christ? Do you say they deny Jesus because they do not live in accordance with your interpretation of the bible?
PandN- Thank you for clarification and I very much agree.
Do you believe that truth is relative? If so, then all we are left to is our own personal opinions. Proper interpretation is the confirmation of God's Word that manifests spiritually and then objectively, which glorifies the Son.
Planks. Of course not, truth is absolute. However an individual's perspective is relative especially regarding biblical interpretation. Individuals think their interpretation is correct and given by the HS yet cannot see this is subjective.
The subject of Anti-Christ is difficult only for the people who are unaware of Christ. Those who are well with Christ will find easy to understand the subject of Anti-Christ. In Bible, the words may be less in counting but the subject of Anti-Christ is discussed at many situations. Those who want to clarify the subject of Anti-Christ can get clear with the situations of Anti-Christ which are referred in the Bible.
xavierdhs07- I believe 1 Johm 1: 22 clearly defines what type of person is an anti-Christ. Anyone who knows of the name Jesus Christ but DENIES He is the son of God is an anti-Christ. This means anyone and not limited to just those of religion.
Debate over the subject of the Anti-Christ becomes very controversial when some in the debate do not recognize the negative impact presented by denial of Christ. This is due to the evil that abounds within the world of the Anti-Christ where individuals flagrantly deny the existence and risk. Ignorance and fear of persecution continue to be the basic boundaries that lead to the expansion of Anti-Christ through the society.
It is not difficult for wise people to understand but for those who follow evil, it is most difficult to understand. The sin of denial always leads to controversial debate as the evil ones attempt to expand their evil desires. This continuously expands the fear of those who do not experience the safety of the Trilogy.
Blessed are those that follow the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
Yes there are my friend. "Anyone" who denies Christ in "any" way is an anti-Christ. Even those who do not realize it, they are an anti-Christ. All unbelievers who have been made aware are anti-Christ. A crude statement maybe, but true. "Anti" means against. Those who do not believe are against the beliefs of Christ. I am "anti" many things that I am against. Anti-abortion for instance.
JThomps42- I believe there needs to be some clarity here. Anyone who denies Jesus IS THE Christ. is an anti-christ. Without is clarity there is no way to claim He is the son of God. Many believe there was a Jesus, but not as God's son. Thanks JThomps
To clarify... those who do not believe in what he has done for all of mankind. The non-belief that he is our savior.
JThomps42- I believe this comment you just made goes hand in hand with the understanding that Jesus is the Christ. Many thanks again my friend.
JT you have summed it up nicely. According to John an anti-Christ is anyone who denies Jesus came in the flesh. It's quite simple, no mystery, no satan required.
Most likely not for believers, those who believe Jesus is Lord. For those who do not know Him and His character through a personal and intimate relationship with Christ, as His Word tells us, the cross is foolishness to those who are nonbelievers. The answer is, yes, to those who are nonbelievers, as they do not know Him personally for they have not invited Him into their hearts. In the same sense, when we are filled with the Spirit, the Holy Spirit, then taking into consideration when we are not filled with the Holy Spirit, then we are filled with the Spirit of the anti-Christ.
Faith Reaper. Well said. It takes faith in knowing that Jesus Christ is the son of our father in heaven. It is my hope that some day non-believers will become believers. Thank you and God bless.
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