WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES ABOUT THE ANTICHRIST (I)
I Jn. 2:18-23
The cry of the world today is for one who has the answer for all the problems of the age. The Bible clearly predicts the coming of a man who promises to meet the needs of the world.
The day of the Antichrist is fast approaching.
Today we want to consider THE IDENTITY OF THE ANTICHRIST.
A. Bible believers have always believed that he will be a man.
B. The Scriptures state that he will be a man.
1. The many antichrists mentioned in the Scriptures are men. I Jn. 2:18.
2. Prophecy leads us to believe that Antichrist is a man. Gen. 3:15.
If the “seed of the woman” is a man, the God-man, Christ Jesus, then the “seed of the serpent” is no doubt speaking of a satanically produced man.
3. Antichrist is given the number of man. Rev. 13:18.
a. Six is the number of man.
b. The number 666 represents the fulness of evil manifested in man.
A. “Anti” means both “against” and “instead of.”
B. The Antichrist will come presenting himself as the savior of the world, but his nature and purpose is against Christ. I Jn. 2:18, 22; 4:1-5.
- He is spoken of as the:
A. Antichrist – I Jn. 2:18, 22.
B. Man of sin – II Thess. 2:3-4.
C. The son of perdition – II Thess. 2:3.
D. That wicked one (lawless one) – II Thess. 2:7-9.
E. The beast – Rev. 11:7.
IV. THE CONTRAST BETWEEN CHRIST AND ANITCHRIST.
A. From above – Jn. 6:38 From the pit – Rev. 11:7
B. Came in Father’s name Comes in own name
C. Humbled Himself Exalts himself
Phil. 2:8 II Thess. 2:4
D. Despised by the world Admired by the world
Isa. 53:3 Rev. 13:3-4
E. Did the Father’s will Does his own will
F. Came to save Comes to destroy
G. Good Shepherd Idol shepherd
Jn. , 14 Zech. -17
H. True vine Vine of the earth
Jn. 15:1 Rev. 14:19
I. Truth The liar
Jn. 14:6 II Thess. 2:9-11
J. Holy One Wicked one
Mk. II Thess. 2:8
K. Man of sorrows Man of sin
Isa. 53:3 II Thess. 2:3
L. Son of God Son of perdition
Mt. I Thess. 2:3
M. Mystery of godliness Mystery of iniquity
I Tim. II Thess. 2:7
The only way we can keep from being deceived by the Antichrist is to follow Christ and be obedient to His Word.