The Antichrist PDF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. John E. Russell Sr   

There is only one Antichrist. There are many antichrists. Antichrist is the transliteration of the New Testament Greek word antichristos, "from [the preposition] anti ['opposite' or 'instead of'] and ['the noun] Christos ['anointed,' 'the Messiah']; an opponent of the Messiah: - antichrist (Strong J, S.v., "antichristos"). The Antichrist is Satan's counterfeit of the real Messiah, Jesus Christ.

John taught concerning antichrists in his time:

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. They 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 all of us. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.
1 John 2:18-23, KJV

Paul taught concerning the Antichrist:

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; 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. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 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: Even him, whose coming is after 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. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, KJV

The word translated "Wicked" refers to the Antichrist. It is an adjective and could be translated "The Wicked One." The word wicked comes from anomos, "from [alpha] a (as a negative particle) and [the noun] nomos ['law']; lawless, that is, (negatively) not subject to (the Jewish) law; (by implication a Gentile), or (positively) wicked: - without law, lawless, transgressor, unlawful, wicked" (Strong J, S.v., "anomos"). The Antichrist will be lawless, so we can expect the antichrists to be lawless, too.

Satan is a fallen archangel.

As Jesus Christ was like God, so the Antichrist will be like Satan.

Jesus said that Satan is a liar and a murderer:

You [religious leaders] belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
John 8:44, NIV 

Jesus also said that Satan steals, kills and destroys: 

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10, NIV 

The Apostle John writes,

The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Revelation 12:9, NIV

Killing innocent, helpless human beings is murder. E.g.: Abortion, euthanasia, killing Coptic Christians, etc.

Lying is a sin. E.g., Gaslighting, spinning the truth, ommitting the truth, deception, etc.

Stealing is a sin. E.g., Excessive taxation, Printing Federal Notes with no backing, wasting money, etc. 

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