Antichrist/s

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    When i used the search function I found the topic of antichrists is seldom mentioned so it seemed as good a time as any to start a discussion. It seems to me the initial antichrists of the first century were the Gnostics Paul and John both seemed to reference them.
     
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    Antichrist is a generic term encompassing anyone who denies the Christ. Unlike a lot of Evangelicals believe, the Bible doesn't teach a man will be an Antichrist to come. John tells us there are "many Antichrists."

    (Watchtower Library)

    "Antichrist: The Greek term has a twofold meaning. It refers to that which is anti, or opposed to, Christ. It may also refer to a false Christ, one in the place of Christ. All people, organizations, or groups that falsely claim to represent Christ or claim to be the Messiah or that oppose Christ and his disciples can properly be called Antichrists.—1Jo 2:22."

    Any Atheist can be considered an Antichrist, but the main theme of this term in Scripture is a prevailing attitude. As time progressed, John was seeing more and more individuals moving away from the faith, believing teachings of demons.

    In the end there will be a force of nations that will come against Gods people, as we find in Rev 13. These nations carry the spirit of Antichrist as they produce lies and denunciations toward the Holy covenant, and it will be this opposition in the time of the end that will be the Antichrist that will war against Jehovah, leading up to the day of our Lord.
     
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    Here, here! Right On Josh. There are 4 places where John uses the term “antichrist”. (1 Jo 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 Joh 1:7)
     

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