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1default Presented for discussion... on Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:10 pm

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Scripturally speaking, there IS no such thing as "the" antichrist.
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SPECIAL NOTE: Use of the term "antichrist" is exclusive to the apostle John.
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Except for John's writings the term "antichrist" appears in no other Scripture.
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Which means the term "antichrist" was simply one of John's euphemisms.
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Therefore, the term "antichrist" applies to - EVERY - person and/or entity that has a mindset against Christ.
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Therefore there is no "THE" antichrist. (that is, no singular antichrist)
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John the apostle makes it clear that any person who in any way denies Jesus, is "anti" Christ.
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He likewise makes it clear that any person who in any way denies the Father, is "anti" Christ.

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Throughout the Bible the term "antichrist" appears only five times
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"Little children, it is the last days: Ye have heard that (1) antichrist shall come, even now are there many (2) antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last days." (1-John 2:18)
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"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is (3) antichrist that denieth the Father and the Son." (1-John 2:22)
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"And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of (4) antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (1-John 4:3)
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"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 (5) antichrist." (2-John 1:7)
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ANTICHRIST, AS IT APPLIES TO A MAN:
No place in God's Word does it so much as imply that the term "antichrist" in any implies that "it" is a man.
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ANTICHRIST, AS IT APPLIES TO THE BEAST:
No place in God's Word does it so much as imply that the term "antichrist" and the term "beast" are in any way related.
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ANTICHRIST, AS IT APPLIES TO THE TEN KINGS:
No place in God's Word does it so much as imply that the term "antichrist" and the term "the ten kings" are in any way related.
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ANTICHRIST, AS IT APPLIES TO THE TEN HORNS:
No place in God's Word does it so much as imply that the term "antichrist" and the term "the ten horns" are in any way related.
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ANTICHRIST, AS IT APPLIES TO THE "LITTLE" HORN:
No place in God's Word does it so much as imply that the term "antichrist" and the term "little horn" are in any way related.
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ANTICHRIST, AS IT APPLIES TO THE FALSE PROPHET:
No place in God's Word does it so much as imply that the term "antichrist" and the term "false prophet" are in any way related.

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M O R A L
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There are - many - who have grown to misuse, and to misapply the term "antichrist".
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To include most churches, most pastors, most teachers, and in fact most Christians.
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Therefore, ANYONE who has a mindset that is against Christ is ANTI - CHRIST.
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Therefore, there - I S - no such thing as a "singular" antichrist.
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Therefore, there is no " THE " antichrist.
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Whereas anyone and/or anything that is against God The Father is ANTI - CHRIST.
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Whereas anyone and/or anything that is against Christ, is ANTI - CHRIST.


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2default Re: Presented for discussion... on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:14 pm

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...I've said that I believe the anti-christ is a (bad) spirit. May the Lord shield me from it! I love you

3default Re: Presented for discussion... on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:50 pm

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Another word for antichrist, is false christ...and this person missed theses verses:

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

also, the word, Messiah:

Daniel 9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

If you go back to the verses around these verses and also the ones that this person gave, there is a bigger picture of a false christ or anitchrist.., the rebuttal that this person is making is mute, because we do know as what is described in Revelation 13, to be an antichrist, and the word used, is also described in:

Daniel 5:21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

Furthermore, the antichrist is described in all the following ways throughout scripture:

Son of Perdition

John 17:12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Wicked One

Jeremiah 2:33 Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.

Matthew 13:19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Matthew 13:38 The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

1 John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father.

1 John 2:14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

1 John 3:12 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous.

1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.

The Beast

(See Daniel 5:21, above)

Revelation 5:11 And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands;

Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Revelation 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.

Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. 3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. 4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. 15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

Revelation 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

Revelation 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,

Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.

Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

Revelation 16:10 And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

Revelation 16:13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

Revelation 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. 8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Revelation 17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. 12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

Revelation 19:19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 20:10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Continuing in the next post...



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4default Re: Presented for discussion... on Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:18 pm

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2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The Little Horn

Daniel 7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

Daniel 8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

who opposeth

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

The mystery of iniquity

Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

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