WHAT IS AN ANTICHRIST & MODERN ANTICHRISTS
The following scriptures contain all four of the word “antichrist” used in the Bible. These are the only occurrences in scripture. The “Beast” of Revelation 13 is in fact an antichrist but he (or it) is never scripturally referred to by that name.
1 John 2:18 KJV 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 2:22-23 KJV Who is a liar but he that denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denies the Father and the Son. (23) Whosoever denies the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledges the Son hath the Father also.
1 John 4:3 KJV And every spirit that confesses 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.
2 John 1:7 KJV 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.
John defines an “antichrist” as one who denies that Jesus is the Christ. In addition to a denier, the above scriptures also indicate an “antichrist” as a liar (v 22), “not of God” (v 4:3), and as a deceiver (2 John 1:7). The prefix “anti” in Greek literally means “in place of”, thus an “antichrist” is one who considers themselves having the power and authority of Christ, as if Christ has retired from His position and status with this “antichrist” assuming his role and position. After the crucifixion of Jesus, the Jewish leaders of the temple self-assumed the role of King of Kings and King of the Kingdom because they did not desire Jesus as their Messiah.
In John’s day all Jews refusing to accept Jesus as the Messiah as well as all so-called Christian Jews rejoining their fellowship with the temple practice and the temple priesthood were considered the current antichrists. John appears to expect a greater manifestation of this return to Judaism in the last days which is now and the recent now. Thus we can know that it is “the last hour” when it becomes obvious that many so-called Christians are returning to some form of Old Covenant Judaist practice. This can be seen within the Hebrew Roots movement and similar practices of the John Hagee ministry which claims that Jews can be saved apart from Jesus Christ.
Paul’s letter to the Galatians provides evidence that several so-called Christians were attempting some type of return to Judaism in his day. Their thinking was that Jesus could be added to Judaism to create a perfect religion. However, Paul emphasized that the New Covenant cannot be added to the Old Covenant.
As mentioned in several preceding posts, I have come to the conclusion and belief the book of the Revelation is a historical prophecy of the Church from the days of John until the present day. All has basically been fulfilled other than the demolition of Mystery, Babylon, and the future Millennial Kingdom of God. There may be some secondary prophetic fulfillment of sections of the Revelation but I am fairly certain there will be no world ruler devastating populations, requiring a mark to buy or sell, with plagues destroying with death almost all life on the earth. Revelation Historical Narrative The Beast From The Sea The Earth Beast Islamic Invasion
The beast from the sea, in Revelation 13, is the Pope, who is part of the Vatican, which is the ruling government of the Roman Church. Pope Boniface VIII (1294 AD) became the first actual “antichrist” by proclaiming his words and laws were above those of God and Jesus Christ as found in the Bible.
The popes after Boniface Vlll declare themselves as the Vicar of the Church. The word “vicar” has several definitions in the dictionary but one of these is: “a person who acts in place of another; substitute”, which is basically the same meaning as the word “antichrist”. They consider themselves to be ruling in place of Christ and thus above Christ and the apostles and above the Divine law.
Pope Boniface VIII, who became pope in 1294 A.D. wrote in his Unam Sanctum:
“All the earth is my diocese, and I am the ordinary [the one who ordains or gives authority] of all men, having the authority of the King of all kings upon subjects. I am all in all and above all, so that God Himself and I, the vicar of God, have but one consistory, and I am able to do almost all that God can do. In all that I list my will is to stand for reason, for I am able by the law to dispense above the law, and of wrong to make justice in correcting laws and changing them ..
“Wherefore, if those things that I do be said not to be done of men, but of God, what can you make me but God ? Again, if prelates of the Church be called and counted of Constantine [the pope, not the emperor by that name-ed.] for gods, I then, being above prelates, seem by this reason to be above all gods.
“Wherefore, no marvel if it be in my power to change times and times, to alter and abrogate laws, to dispense with all things, yea, with the precepts of Christ ; for where Christ biddeth Peter put up his sword, and admonishes His disciples not to use any outward force in revenging themselves, do not I, Pope Nicolas [using another past pope's decree as a precedent to prove his authority] writing to the bishops of France, exhort them to draw out their material swords? And whereas Christ was present Himself at the marriage in Cana of Galilee, do not I, Pope Martin, in my distinction, inhibit the spiritual clergy to be present at marriage feasts, and also to marry? Moreover, where Christ biddeth us lend without hope of gain, do not I, Pope Martin, give dispensation to do the same? What should I speak of murder, making it to be no murder or homicide to slay them that be excommunicated?
“Likewise against the law of nature, item against the apostles, also against the canons of the apostles, I can and do dispense; for where they in their canon command a priest for fornication to be deposed, I through the authority of Sylvester, do alter the rigour of their constitution, considering the minds and bodies also of men to be weaker than they were then.”
Jews saved apart from Christ
Regardless of the proclamations spewing forth from John Hagee and the current Pope, no one is saved apart from Jesus Christ, even the Jews. These two people, along with their inherent followers, are “antichrists”.
John 14:6 KJV Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
The “no one” means every possible human being born of a woman, regardless of race, religion, ethnic group, language, or anything else. It includes Jews, Gentiles, whites, blacks, Orientals, Indians, etc.
It has been claimed that Jews are special because they are supposedly “God’s chosen people”. Israel is God’s chosen people and the people calling themselves Jews are not Israel. I personally do not believe that Jews are descendants of Abraham, Isaac, or Jacob. Most are Khazarian fake Jews or mixed blood Edomites similar to Herod. My belief has been written about and covered in many past articles and posts and will not be recovered here. Even if I am wrong, being “chosen” was not good enough in the days Jesus walked the earth and it is not good enough today. Khazarians in Prophecy Khazarian Migration Khazars not Russia
The Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews has released a major new document claiming that Jews are saved even without believing in Jesus Christ.
The theological document, titled “The Gifts and Calling of God are irrevocable,” was presented by a group of Catholic and Jewish leaders during a press conference at the Vatican on Thursday.
The document further talks of a “highly complex theological question” in how “Christian belief in the universal salvific significance of Jesus Christ can be combined in a coherent way with the equally clear statement of faith in the never-revoked covenant of God with Israel.”
Evolution: Denying the Creator & Its Eyewitness
Revelation 3:14 NET “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write the following: “This is the solemn pronouncement of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of God’s creation:
Whether you believe fully or in part the first few chapters of Genesis are either literal or a series of symbolic metaphors is mostly irrelevant. All forms of life on earth were created by God and not by extraterrestrials or by evolution. Many people refuse to consider that life on earth, or at least humanity, is only 6000 years old. After all, science, as it is proclaimed, posits the earth, universe, etc., as being millions of years in age and that may or may not be true. Considering the millions of cells, parts, and functions of a simple animal and then convincing oneself this evolved though millions of years based on the survival of the fittest, is totally preposterous, in my opinion. How can an appendage extrusion resembling a leg be beneficial for the enhanced survival of some organism? Therefore, anyone believing that evolution is the source of life and not the creative power of God through Jesus Christ is an antichrist.
Planned Parenthood and other related abortion groups generally state, although definitions may differ, that human life begins only when the umbilical cord is cut. This is the lie underpinning the deception of abortion.
To believe that the existence of human life begins at the discretion of the mother is tantamount to raising ones belief and viewpoint above that of God, thus making said person a blatant antichrist.
Isaiah 44:24 NET This is what the LORD, your protector, says, the one who formed you in the womb: “I am the LORD, who made everything, who alone stretched out the sky, who fashioned the earth all by myself,
Jeremiah 1:4-5 NET The LORD said to me, (5) “Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.”
Galatians 1:15 KJV But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother’s womb, and called me by his grace,
The gay and lesbian coalitions, mostly in the USA and Europe, have coerced, without much effort, the liberal political leaders to validate gay marriage, which is strictly against the laws of God, written in both the Old and New Testaments. Regardless of the liberal left’s attempt to misunderstand and misinterpret the scriptures, it is abundantly clear that God does not bless homosexuality.
Sex outside of marriage without any intent of marriage is not a modern phenomenon. This practice (or malpractice) has been occurring since the beginning of written history.
To my knowledge, there is no law of God in the Pentateuch stating that a man and woman should be a married couple, but there are laws which apply if they are. A couple engaging in sexual relations are thus conjoined as one flesh and are thus married in the eyes of God. Although scientifically unproven, one commentator implied that perhaps some DNA transfer occurred when male sperm was deposited within a female.
Genesis 2:24 KJV Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Hebrews 13:4 NET Marriage must be honored among all and the marriage bed kept undefiled, for God will judge sexually immoral people and adulterers.
Adultery: Voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than his or her lawful spouse.
Exodus 20:14 NET “You shall not commit adultery.
Leviticus 20:10 NET If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.
Matthew 5:27-28 NET “You have heard that it was said, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ (28) But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to desire her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Matthew 5:32 NET But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except for immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery
Fornication: Voluntary sexual intercourse between two unmarried persons or two persons not married to each other.
What is the purpose of marriage in the plan of God?
The last line of Genesis 2:24 of the KJV reads as “they shall be one flesh”. Other versions translate as: they become a new family, the two are united into one, they shall become one (echad, unified) flesh.
God created male and female animals and humans. It has been said that God has both a male and female mindset. Thus, males and females are equal in the eyes of God. One is not superior to the other.
The overcomers or the elect will be gathered up by Jesus Christ at which point they will be given a glorified body. This first group of resurrected believers will become the beginning phase of the bride of Christ. They will become the body of the bride with Jesus Christ as the head.
Revelation 21:2 KJV And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
Revelation 21:9 KJV And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.
Isaiah 54:5 NET For your husband is the one who made you — the LORD who commands armies is his name. He is your protector, the Holy One of Israel. He is called “God of the entire earth.”
Finally, here is the words of Jesus concerning marriage and divorce.
Matthew 19:5-9 NET and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and will be united with his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? (6) So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” (7) They said to him, “Why then did Moses command us to give a certificate of dismissal and to divorce her?” (8) Jesus said to them, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because of your hard hearts, but from the beginning it was not this way. (9) Now I say to you that whoever divorces his wife, except for immorality, and marries another commits adultery.”