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Harper's Bible Dictionary (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985) describes "the antichrist" as follows:
Antichrist, the, the final opponent of Christ and thus of God. This designation is found only in the Letters of John. The author supposes that his audience has heard the term before (1 John ), and he suggests that it now refers to individuals ('antichrists') whose religious influence is already a danger to the church (1 John -29; 4:1-6; 2 John 1:7-11). It is unclear whether such leaders, whose errors are both Christological and moral, are to be identified with Gnostics or with some other group.
Jewish thinkers, amidst persecution by the Greeks (second century [b.c.]), believed that the
blasphemous 'little horn' (Antiochus IV) would be vanquished by the sudden rule
of 'the saints of the Most High' (Dan. 7). Soon thereafter it was believed that
a coming Messiah would terminate persecution, whether it was inflicted by
Early Christianity continued the practice of depicting the enemy as an individual or beast who would be defeated at the Messiah's (Christ's) return. The enemy is variously referred to as 'the lawless one' (2 Thess. 2:8), Belial (2 Cor. ), and Gog and Magog (Rev. 20:8). A final attack upon the church is sometimes identified with the reappearance of the emperor Nero.
This may be the background for the expected 'antichrist,' which the author of 1 John redefines in religious terms. The church has continued to use this designation for its enemies in every age, both within and outside of its membership.
Who Are the Antichrists? http://www.2001translation.com/FIRST_JOHN.htm#_Who_Are_the_Antichrists?
The answer to this question is so simple, although much speculation has been made of it in the past. As John said here (1 John ), ‘This is the Antichrist: He who denies both the Father and the Son.’
Apparently, by the turn of the Second Century C.E., there were people in the Christian congregation (probably more Judaizers) who were denying that there ever was a Jesus, or possibly denying that he was the Chosen One of God. And as John said (at 1 John ), ‘Whoever denies the Son [also denies] the Father.’
Such denial of Jesus amounted to an unforgivable sin against God’s Holy Breath, because it was God’s Breath that testified to just who Jesus was. So, this was a very serious matter. In fact, it was so serious that John told Christians not to even talk to such people – to treat them as though they were dead – because, what they were saying truly condemned them.
This is the Antichrist: He who denies both the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son [also denies] the Father. But he who admits [to knowing] the Son also [admits to knowing] the Father.
For, ‘He was shown in the flesh, was called righteous in spirit, appeared to [God’s] messengers, was preached about among the nations, was believed in the world, and was taken up in glory.’
Satan Has Fooled Most Ministers1249—Into d0ing his Work---How ?---Review 2Co -15
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2Co And no wonder, even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
2Co So it's not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants who have God's approval.
In the end they will get what they deserve.
(5) D0ing his Work---How ???? By Teaching Mysteries As (Holy) Truths
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(open Delusion) false wonders, And Compare Verse 9-11
1 Corinthians 4-5 Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts; and then each man's praise will
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Joh For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Joh 6:39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
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Who is the liar102 if not the person who denies Jesus is the Christ?
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The person who denies Jesus is the Christ: 1 John 4:3, “God is not the source of any ‘inspiration’ not confessing Jesus.” 2 John 7, “Many impostors left for the world. These are the impostors and antichrists: those who do not confess Jesus Christ came in the flesh.” The Gnostics were a sect that combined Egyptian, Greek, Jewish and Christian thought. They believe all matter and all flesh to be evil. Thus, it would be impossible for Jesus to have been manifest in the flesh unless it was as a phantasm or disembodied spirit.
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Definition: Antichrist means against or instead of Christ. The term applies to all who deny what the Bible says about Jesus Christ, all who oppose his Kingdom, and all who mistreat his followers. It also includes individuals, organizations, and nations that falsely claim to represent Christ or that improperly ascribe to themselves the role of Messiah.
Does the Bible refer to only one antichrist?
1 John 2:18: “Young children, it is the last hour, and, just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now there have come to be many antichrists; from which fact we gain the knowledge that it is the last hour.”
2 John 7: “Many deceivers have gone forth into the world, persons not confessing Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.” (Notice that the “many antichrists” of 1 John are here referred to collectively as “the antichrist.”)
Is the coming of the antichrist reserved for some future time?
1 John 4:3: “Every inspired expression that does not confess Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s inspired expression which you have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world.” (That was written near the end of the first century C.E.)
1 John 2:18: “Even now there have come to be many antichrists; from which fact we gain the knowledge that it is the last hour.” (By “last hour” John evidently meant the end of the apostolic period. The other apostles had died, and John himself was very old.)
Some of those identified as antichrist—
Persons who deny that Jesus is truly the Messiah
1 John 2:22: “Who is the liar if it is not the one that denies that Jesus is the Christ [or, Messiah, anointed one]? This is the antichrist.”
All who deny that Jesus is the unique Son of God
1 John 2:22: “This is the antichrist, the one that denies the Father and the Son.”
Compare John 10:36; Luke 9:35.
1 John 2:18, 19: “There have come to be many antichrists . . . They went out from us, but they were not of our sort.”
Those who oppose Christ’s true followers
John 15:20, 21: “If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also . . . But they will do all these things against you on account of my name.”
Individuals and nations that oppose Christ as King or that themselves falsely claim the Messianic role
Ps. 2:2: “The kings of earth take their stand and high officials themselves have massed together as one against Jehovah and against his anointed one [Christ, or Messiah].”
See also Revelation 17:3, 12-14; -21.
Matt. 24:24: “False Christs and false prophets will arise and will give great signs and wonders so as to mislead, if possible, even the chosen ones.”
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