There are mentions of Antichrist only in the New Testament since Christ was only 'promised' all through the Old Testament. In New Life Ministries' "Every Man's Bible", Steve Arterburn lists them:
Many will claim to be God's Messenger (Matthew 24:5)
Many will have miraculous powers (Matthew 24:24)
Many will claim to be Christ (Luke 21:8)
The Antichrist will be lawless and deceitful (2 Thessalonians 2:1-10)
There are many antichrists (1 John 2:18)
The Antichrist will oppose God (1 John 4:3)
The Antichrist will curse God (Revelation 13:1-8)
The Antichrist will be punished by God (Revelation 20:10)
I believe the SINister minister to be the first antichrist (1 John 4:3) and he has been very successful in creating others for centuries. I also believe all who fail to accept God's Greatest Gift through belief in Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, to be an antichrist. If you do not have a Christlike Heart, then you oppose Him and since there is only one way to have Him, then........?
That is a very serious matter, donchaknow. Really! Only Believe before it is too late.
And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.
|J Austin, '69|