1st of all Let us take a close look at the meaning of the word:"Anti Christ"
to,in Place of
Christ:The Messiah:Jesus Christ
definition above,we can deduce that the Antichrist is simply someone
or something that is against/opposed to Christ and what He
represents.We can also deduce that the Antichrist takes Christ
Place.i.e he/it rules in the place where Christ is supposed to
The word "Antichrist" can only be found in the 1st and 2nd books of John.I would like us to examine some of the verses that the word is found to have a clearer picture of what John meant when he wrote about the Antichrist.
-1 John 2:18-19:"Little Children it is the last time and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come,even now there are many antichrists;whereby You know it is the last time.They(The antichrists)went out from us but they were not of us,for if they had been of us,they would no doubt have continued with us but they went out that they might be made manifest that they were not of us.
The Anti Christ is Synonymous with the Anti Christs
In the verse above,John stated that "an antichrist"was to come at the last time and that at the time he was writing there were:"many antichrists"and that the fact that there were many antichrists proved it was the last time.We can deduce from all this that the Antichrist and the antichrists are synonymous because John specifically stated that an antichrist was to come at the last time and that the fact there were antichrists in his time was evidence that it was the last time .
Also, John states that the antichrists went out from them(the true Christians)and that if they were true Christians they would have continued with them but they went out in order for their true state to be manifest to everyone:That they were never really Christians.So what/who does the anti christ and these antichrists represent?
For the answer to that question,I would want us to explore more Bible verses:
The Anti Christs
1 John 2:22:"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ?He is antichrist that denieth the father and the son.
From the verse above,we can see that any one who denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar.We can also see that anyone that denies God and Jesus is an antichrist.Now the questions we ought to ask ourselves are why did John state that anyone that denies that Jesus is the Christ is a liar?and how do we deny God and Jesus?