Who or What is “AntiChrist”?

Everyone is looking for THE ANTICHRIST!

BUT, many have been around ever since the first century!

1 John 2:18

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.

Some even point to this guy!

He might be a big “A”!

But not a single “THE”!

The following is from Missing Links, Chapter X in the main menu and pages 142-143 in the paperback. (See “My Little Book” page.):

There are several religious beliefs that are also delusions. We have been led into a Babylonian captivity by the doctrines and traditions of men. (2 Th. 2:10-12; Is. 66:4) These two passages are the only places the word delusion(s) is used in the entire Bible. The Hebrew word for delusions is taaluwal – caprice or any fanciful idea(s). The Greek word for delusion is plane – fraud, deceit, fraudulence, or error. Why would God choose or send us delusions? The Greek word for send is: pempo – to dispatch (in the subjective sense). The Hebrew word for choose is: bachar – to try, by implication to select, and is synonymous with: bachan – to test. Both passages pertain to the last days. The doctrines and traditions of men are the delusions (fanciful ideas, error, deceit, fraud) to which men have been subjected to throughout the centuries. Their delusions will be selectively tried and tested, and the Lord will bring their fears upon them because they received not the love of the truth.

Most Christians believe that the Lord will first come to secretly rapture his church (fly away) and they will escape the Great Tribulation. Those left behind will have to face the Antichrist and suffer persecution unless they accept the mark of the beast. Moslems believe Christ will come back to fight the Antichrist, and Jews are waiting for the Messiah to come the first time. The pre-tribulation rapture doctrine has been made very popular by the fictional series, “Left Behind”. Millions of dollars have been made on the books and movie rights. It does make some good science fiction. But it is still fiction!

The whole concept is based on The Antichrist rising and deceiving those left behind after the rapture. The term antichrist is used in 1John 2:18 & 22, 4:3 and 2John 7, and is found nowhere else. To deny that Christ came in the flesh, died, and resurrected is to be antichrist. John said there were many already in the world. To deny the divinity of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God is also to be antichrist. Technically speaking, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and any person who denies Jesus Christ or his divinity are antichrist. Atheists are just anti-any-ole-god!

Anti- means: to oppose, antagonize, contradict, or counteract. Antichrist is anyone or anything that is in opposition to, contradicts, or counteracts anything that Christ did or taught, which is antagonistic towards Christ.

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Many point to a particular verse in which the word “wicked” is capitalized, but there is not the singularity “one” used. Why the translators or printers choose to capitalize “Wicked” I do not know. But it is not a single person as the Greek Particles (articles, conjunctions, prepositions) and Greek pronouns usage in the whole of the passage indicate.

Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians was mainly about a misunderstanding about the coming day of the Lord, i.e. His return, that had been spawned by false teachers.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 (KJV)

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except (G3362 – unless) there come a falling away first, and that (G3754 – because) man (men) of sin (G266 – offense) be revealed (G601), the son(s) of perdition (G684 – pernicious ways); Who opposeth and exalteth himself (G1438 – themselves) above all that is called God (G2316 – Godly), or that is worshipped; so that he (G846 – they) as (G5613) God (G2316 Godly) sitteth in the (a) temple (G3485 – shrine) of God (G2316 – Godward), shewing himself (G1438 – or themselves) that (G3754) he is (G2076) God (G2316 – Godly). Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he (G846 or they) might be revealed in his (G1438 – or their) time (G2540 – set or proper time). For the mystery (G3466) of iniquity doth already work: only he (G846 – or they) who now letteth (G2722) will let, until (G2193) he be taken (G1096) out (G1537) of the way (G3319). And then shall that (G1554 – those) Wicked (G459 – transgressor(s)) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose (G3739) coming is after (G2569) the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved (G4982)And for this (G5124 – that) cause God shall send (G3992 – thrust in) them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned (G2919) who (G3588) believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

Note: Words in bold and italics are added in translation and so indicated in italics in most all KJV editions. The adjective “might” is added in translation to the verb “be” hich is from: G1510 – εἰμί – I exist (used only when emphatic) Derivation: the first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; KJV Usage: am, have been, X it is I, was. {The Greek term G1410 (possibility – might) is only used in: Mt. 26:9, Mk. 14:5, Acts 26:332, 27:12, 1Th. 2:6 and Rev 13:17. G1411 in: Eph. 1:21, 3:16, Col. 1:11, and 2Pet. 2:11}

*G3362 – ἐὰν μή – if not, i.e. unless. Derivation: i.e. G1437 and G3361; KJV Usage: X before, but, except, if, no, (if, + whosoever) not.

*G3754 – ὅτι – demonstrative, that (sometimes redundant); causative, because. Derivation: neuter of G3748 as conjunction; KJV Usage: as concerning that, as though, because (that), for (that), how (that), (in) that, though, why.

*G266 – ἁμαρτία – a sin (properly abstract) Derivation: from G264; KJV Usage: offence, sin(-ful).

*G601 – ἀποκαλύπτω – to take off the cover, i.e. disclose. Derivation: from G575 and G2572; KJV Usage: reveal.

*G684 – ἀπώλεια – ruin or loss (physical, spiritual or eternal)
Derivation: from a presumed derivative of G622; KJV Usage: damnable(-nation), destruction, die, perdition, X perish, pernicious ways, waste.

*GG1438 – ἑαυτοῦ – him- (her-, it-, them-, also (in conjunction with the personal pronoun of the other persons) my-, thy-, our-, your-) self (selves), etc. Derivation: from a reflexive pronoun otherwise obsolete and the genitive case (dative case or accusative case) of G846; KJV Usage: alone, her (own, -self), (he) himself, his (own), itself, one (to) another, our (thine) own(-selves), + that she had, their (own, own selves), (of) them(-selves), they, thyself, you, your (own, own conceits, own selves, -selves).

*G2316 – θεός – figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
Derivation: of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; KJV Usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).

{See direct particle “the” > G3588 further down.}

*G846 – αὐτός – the reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person , and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons. Derivation: from the particle αὖ (perhaps akin to the base of G109 through the idea of a baffling wind) (backward); KJV Usage: her, it(-self), one, the other, (mine) own, said, (self-), the) same, ((him-, my-, thy- )self, (your-)selves, she, that, their(-s), them(-selves), there(-at, – by, -in, -into, -of, -on, -with), they, (these) things, this (man), those, together, very, which.

*G5613 – ὡς – which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows) Derivation: probably adverb of comparative from G3739; KJV Usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.

*G3485 – ναός – a fane, shrine, temple. Derivation: from a primary ναίω (to dwell); KJV Usage: shrine, temple.

*G2076 – ἐστί – he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are
Derivation: third person singular present indicative of G1510; KJV Usage: are, be(-long), call, X can(-not), come, consisteth, X dure for a while, + follow, X have, (that) is (to say), make, meaneth, X must needs, + profit, + remaineth, + wrestle.

*G2540 – καιρός – an occasion, i.e. set or proper time. Derivation: of uncertain affinity; KJV Usage: X always, opportunity, (convenient, due) season, (due, short, while) time, a while.

*G3466 – μυστήριον – a secret or “mystery” (through the idea of silence imposed by initiation into religious rites) Derivation: from a derivative of μύω (to shut the mouth); KJV Usage: mystery.

{As in Revelation 17 and throughout the New Testament.}

*G2722 – κατέχω – to hold down (fast), in various applications (literally or figuratively) Derivation: from G2596 and G2192; KJV Usage: have, hold (fast), keep (in memory), let, X make toward, possess, retain, seize on, stay, take, withhold.

*G2193 – ἕως – a conjunction, preposition and adverb of continuance, until (of time and place) Derivation: of uncertain affinity; KJV Usage: even (until, unto), (as) far (as), how long, (un-)til(-l), (hither-, un-, up) to, while(-s).

*G1096 – γίνομαι – to cause to be (“gen”-erate), i.e. (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literal, figurative, intensive, etc.)
Derivation: a prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; KJV Usage: arise, be assembled, be(-come, -fall, -have self), be brought (to pass), (be) come (to pass), continue, be divided, draw, be ended, fall, be finished, follow, be found, be fulfilled, + God forbid, grow, happen, have, be kept, be made, be married, be ordained to be, partake, pass, be performed, be published, require, seem, be showed, X soon as it was, sound, be taken, be turned, use, wax, will, would, be wrought.

*G1537 – ἐκor ἐξ – literal or figurative; direct or remote) Derivation: a primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause; KJV Usage: after, among, X are, at, betwixt(-yond), by (the means of), exceedingly, (+ abundantly above), for(- th), from (among, forth, up), + grudgingly, + heartily, X heavenly, X hereby, + very highly, in, …ly, (because, by reason) of, off (from), on, out among (from, of), over, since, X thenceforth, through, X unto, X vehemently, with(-out).

*G3319 – μέσος – middle (as an adjective or (neuter) noun) Derivation: from G3326; KJV Usage: among, X before them, between, + forth, mid(-day, -night), midst, way.

*G1565 – ἐκεῖνος – that one (or (neuter) thing); often intensified by the article prefixed. Derivation: from G1563; KJV Usage: he, it, the other (same), selfsame, that (same, very), X their, X them, they, this, those.

*G459 – ἄνομοςlaw – less, i.e. (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law; (by implication, a Gentile), or (positively) wicked. Derivation: from G1 (as a negative particle) and G3551; KJV Usage: without law, lawless, transgressor, unlawful, wicked.

*G3739 – ὅς, – including feminine ἥ , and neuter ὅ the relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that. Derivation: probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); KJV Usage: one, (an-, the) other, some, that, what, which, who(-m, -se), etc.

*G2569 – κατά – (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) Derivation: a primary particle; KJV Usage: about, according as (to), after, against, (when they were) X alone, among, and, X apart, (even, like) as (concerning, pertaining to touching), X aside, at, before, beyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from … to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), … by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with.In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.eyond, by, to the charge of, (charita-)bly, concerning, + covered, (dai-)ly, down, every, (+ far more) exceeding, X more excellent, for, from … to, godly, in(-asmuch, divers, every, -to, respect of), … by, after the manner of, + by any means, beyond (out of) measure, X mightily, more, X natural, of (up-)on (X part), out (of every), over against, (+ your) X own, + particularly, so, through(-oughout, -oughout every), thus, (un-)to(-gether, -ward), X uttermost, where(-by), with. [In composition it retains many of these applications, and frequently denotes opposition, distribution, or intensity.]

*G498) – σώζω – to save, i.e. deliver or protect (literally or figuratively)
Derivation: from a primary σῶς (contraction for obsolete σάος, “safe”); KJV Usage: heal, preserve, save (self), do well, be (make) whole.

>G3588 – ὁ, – including the feminine ἡ , and the neuter τό in all their inflections; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) Derivation: the definite article; KJV Usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.

*G5124 – τοῦτο – that thing – Derivation: neuter singular nominative or accusative case of G3778; KJV Usage: here (-unto), it, partly, self(-same), so, that (intent), the same, there(-fore, -unto), this, thus, where(-fore).

*G3992 – πέμπω – to dispatch (from the subjective view or point of departure, whereas ἵημι (as a stronger form of εἶμι) refers rather to the objective point or terminus ad quem, and G4724 denotes properly, the orderly motion involved), especially on a temporary errand; also to transmit, bestow, or wield. Derivation: apparently a primary verb; KJV Usage: send, thrust in.

*G2919 – κρίνω – by implication, to try, condemn, punish. Derivation: properly, to distinguish, i.e. decide (mentally or judicially); KJV Usage: avenge, conclude, condemn, damn, decree, determine, esteem, judge, go to (sue at the) law, ordain, call in question, sentence to, think.

See “Who is the harlot of Revelation 17” in main menu.}

LOLGB+

3 Comments

  1. Julia says:

    The great deceiver of mans soul has a good thing going to make people think the Anti-Christ is singular yet there are many, the video has greatly explained how people view the Ant-Christ as one and not the many facets he is a part of!

    You could not of posted this at a better time, as many take out their children for their free candy, another deceptive festivity that leaves God out of the equation and satan in the forefront. Stay Strong. Blessings.
    Julia

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