Name The Antichrist - Asking You The Question : Who is the Antichrist? Find out who and more!

 

Is the antichrist a "who"? Did you know there is not a single reference in the Bible of "Thee Antichrist"? Did you know there are only four uses of the term "antichrist" in the Bible? All them appearing in only the writings of the Apostle John. You know John right? He's the one who transcribed The Book of Revelation directly from Jesus Christ. Wouldn't you think John, of all people, would speak about someone being "Thee Antichrist"? I mean wouldn't that be one of most significant happenings of the Last Days?

This two part video teaching by Pastor Joe Cortes of Faith Cometh By Hearing ministries, takes us on a scholarly examination of what exactly the Antichrist is, and what antichrist means. Along the way you will begin to understand the traditional Christian theories are nothing but a Christian Science Fiction Doctrine.

 

These videos are part of an extensive series called "The Last Days". It can be found in the "Teaching Center" video section on the TeachingFaith.com website. Click here to go to it: https://www.teachingfaith.com/the-last-days

Keep in mind, this series is presented in the order they were recorded, the archives are in chronological order. Which means it's best to start with the first, and journey your way through, and up to modern day, as Pastor Cortes is still adding new segments.

 

 

And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming.

The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

— 2 Thessalonians 2:7–10 NRSV (1989)
Although the word "antichrist" (Greek antikhristos) is used only in the Epistles of John, the similar word "pseudochrist" (Greek pseudokhristos, meaning "false messiah") is used by Jesus in the Gospels:

For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

— Matthew 24:24 and Mark 13:22 NRSV (1989)

Early Church
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The only one of the late 1st/early 2nd century Apostolic Fathers to use the term is Polycarp (c. 69 – c. 155) who warned the Philippians that everyone who preached false doctrine was an antichrist. His use of the term Antichrist follows that of the New Testament in not identifying a single personal Antichrist, but a class of people.

Irenaeus (2nd century AD – c. 202) wrote Against Heresies to refute the teachings of the Gnostics. In Book V of Against Heresies he addresses the figure of the Antichrist referring to him as the "recapitulation of apostasy and rebellion." He uses "666", the Number of the Beast from Revelation 13:18, to numerologically decode several possible names. Some names that he loosely proposed were "Evanthos", "Lateinos" ("Latin" or pertaining to the Roman Empire). In his exegesis of Daniel 7:21, he stated that the ten horns of the beast will be the Roman empire divided into ten kingdoms before the Antichrist's arrival. However, his readings of the Antichrist were more in broader theological terms rather than within a historical context.

The non-canonical Ascension of Isaiah presents a detailed exposition of the Antichrist as Belial and Nero.

Tertullian (c. 160 – c. 220 AD) held that the Roman Empire was the restraining force written about by Paul in 2 Thessalonians 2:7–8. The fall of the Western Roman Empire and the disintegration of the ten provinces of the Roman Empire into ten kingdoms were to make way for the Antichrist.

By, "For that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first," he [Paul] means indeed this present empire, "and the man of lawlessness is revealed"—that is to say, the Antichrist, "the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or religion, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God. Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? And you know what is now restraining him, so that he may be revealed when his time comes. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who now restrains it is removed." What obstacles are there but the Roman state, the rebellion of which, by being scattered into the ten kingdoms, will introduce the Antichrist upon its own ruins? "And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the breath of his mouth, annihilating him by the manifestation of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is apparent in the working of Satan, who uses all power, signs, lying wonders, and every kind of wicked deception for those who are perishing."

Hippolytus of Rome (c. 170 – c. 236) held that the Antichrist would come from the tribe of Dan and would rebuild the Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in order to reign from it. He identified the Antichrist with the Beast out of the Earth from the book of Revelation.

By the beast, then, coming up out of the earth, he means the kingdom of Antichrist; and by the two horns he means him and the false prophet after him. And in speaking of "horns like a lamb," he means that he will make himself like the Son of God, and set himself forward as king. And the terms, "it spoke like a dragon," mean that he is a deceiver, and not truthful.

Origen (185–254) refuted Celsus's view of the Antichrist. Origen utilized Scriptural citations from Daniel, Paul, and the Gospels. He argued:

Where is the absurdity, then, in holding that there exist among men, so to speak, two extremes—the one of virtue, and the other of its opposite; so that the perfection of virtue dwells in the man who realizes the ideal given in Jesus, from whom there flowed to the human race so great a conversion, and healing, and amelioration, while the opposite extreme is in the man who embodies the notion of him that is named Antichrist?... one of these extremes, and the best of the two, should be styled the Son of God, on account of His pre-eminence; and the other, who is diametrically opposite, be termed the son of the wicked demon, and of Satan, and of the devil. And, in the next place, since evil is specially characterized by its diffusion, and attains its greatest height when it simulates the appearance of the good, for that reason are signs, and marvels, and lying miracles found to accompany evil, through the cooperation of its father the devil.


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Antichrist
(authoritarian figure on the left, with the attributes of a king) by Herrad von Landsberg (about 1180), Hortus Deliciarum – 12th century

Luca Signorelli's 1501 depiction of the face of antichrist, from the Orvieto Cathedral

Antichrist – detail from a fresco at Osogovo Monastery in the Republic of Macedonia. The inscription reads "All kings and nations bow before the Antichrist." In Christianity, the Antichrist (Greek: Ἀντίχριστος, translit. antichristos) is the antagonist of the Messiah, specifically the Christ. The term is found five times in the New Testament, solely in the First and Second Epistle of John[1] (once in plural form and four times in the singular).

The first mention of the "antichrist" appears in the First Epistle of John, where he is announced as the one "who denies the Father and the Son". Before announcing the Great Tribulation, Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew (chapter 24) alerts his disciples not to be deceived by the false prophets, which will claim themselves as being Christ, operating "great signs and wonders". One image of the antichrist, commonly understood to rise in power in the last days and often associated with the "little horn" in Daniel's final vision, is found as the "man of sin" in Paul the Apostle's Second Epistle to the Thessalonians.

The concept of an antichrist is absent in traditional Judaism, although in some medieval texts the symbolic figure Armilus appears.

New Testament
Whether the New Testament contains an individual Antichrist is disputed. The Greek term antikhristos originates in 1 John. The similar term pseudokhristos ("False Messiah") is also first found in the New Testament, and, for example, never used by Josephus in his accounts of various false messiahs. The concept of an antikhristos is not found in Jewish writings in the period 500 BC–50 AD. However, Bernard McGinn conjectures that the concept may have been generated by the frustration of Jews subject to often-capricious Seleucid or Roman rule, who found the nebulous Jewish idea of a Satan who is more of an opposing angel of God in the heavenly court insufficiently humanized and personalized to be a satisfactory incarnation of evil and threat.

The five uses of the term "antichrist" or "antichrists" in the Johannine epistles do not clearly present a single latter-day individual Antichrist. The articles "the deceiver" or "the antichrist" are usually seen as marking out a certain category of persons, rather than an individual.

Little children, it is the last hour: and as you have heard that Antichrist cometh, even now there are become many Antichrists: whereby we know that it is the last hour.

— 1 John 2:18 Douay-Rheims
Many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh; any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist!

— 2 John 1:7 NRSV (1989)
Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.

— 1 John 2:22 NRSV (1989)
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. And this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming; and now it is already in the world.

— 1 John 4:2–3 NRSV (1989)
Consequently, attention for an individual Antichrist figure focuses on the second chapter of 2 Thessalonians. However, the term "antichrist" is never used in this passage:

As to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we beg you, brothers and sisters, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destruction. He opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, declaring himself to be God.

— 2 Thessalonians 2:1–4 NRSV (1989)
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who now restrains it is removed.

 

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by Joseph A Cortes
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Introduction The Last Days series is an in-depth eschatological teaching series utilizing the Old Testament, New Testament, secular history, plus many other resources for the purposes of restoring this fascinating subject matter to clarity while providing its reader with a sense of understanding from a scripturally verifiable point of view. Unless otherwise noted, all scriptural references will be in the King James version.

Just a few of the topics that will be covered in this series are:

•The history of current prophecy preaching: where it came from, how we got it, who were some of the principle contributors behind it, and why it is still being taught and preached today

•The 70 Weeks

•Hebrew idioms (e.g. time, times, and a half) and timelines

•The Two Witnesses

•The Two-horned Beast

•The Abomination of Desolation

•The Olive Trees and the Candlesticks, and how the current definition of those trees and candlesticks has missed the mark

•Anti-Christ and what it could be, or who it could be

•The False Prophet

•Where the United States, England, and Israel occur within prophecy and their interrelationship

•The Great Tribulation

•The Rapture—a term which is never used in scripture

•The Mark of the Beast

            
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