IN THE LIGHT “Week Four: 1 John 2:18-27”

May 23, 2021

18 “Dear children, this is the last hour; and as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come. This is how we know it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us. 20 But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth. 21 I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth. 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.” – 1 John 2:18-22

  • The antichrist is coming, and many antichrists have come.
  • There are those who are forerunners of the antichrist who have the spirit of the antichrist.
  • Whoever denies Jesus is the Christ has the spirit of the antichrist.

  • The antichrist is coming.

Names and Titles of the antichrist:

1. The bloody and deceitful man………….Psa. 5:6

2. The wicked one…………………………….Psa. 10: 2-4

3. The man of the earth……………………….Psa.10:18

4. The mighty man………………………………..Psa. 52:1

5. The enemy……………………………………………Psa. 55:3

6. The adversary………………………………Psa. 74:8-10

7. The head of many countries…………..Psa. 111:6

8. The violent man………………………………Psa. 140:1

9. The Assyrian……………………………………..Isa. 10:5-12

10. The King of Babylon…………………………Isa. 14:2

11. The son of the morning…………………….Isa. 14:12

12. The spoiler………………………Isa. 16:4-5, Jer. 6:26

13. The nail……………………………………………….Isa. 22:25

14. The branch of the terrible ones……..Isa. 25:5

15. The wicked prince of Israel…….Ezek. 21:25-27

16. The little horn……………………………………Dan. 7:8

17. The prince that shall come…………..Dan. 9:26

18. The vile person………………………………….Dan. 11:21

19. The willful king………………………………Dan. 11:36

20. The idol shepherd……………………Zech. 11:16-17

21. The man of sin…………………………………2 Thes. 2:3

22. The son of perdition………………………2 Thes. 2:3

23. The lawless one……………………………2 Thes. 2:8

24. The antichrist………………………………1 John 2:22

25. The angel of the bottomless pit…….Rev. 9:11

26. The beast……………………………………Rev. 11:7, 13:1

27. The one coming in his own name..John 5:43

28. The king of fierce countenance….Dan. 8:23

29. The abomination of desolation….Matt. 24:15

30. The desolator……………………………………Dan. 9:27

  • He will be given power and authority from Satan (Revelation 13:2)
  • He will be worshipped as a god and the whole world will marvel as they follow him (Revelation 13:3). 
  • His reign of terror will not last. (Revelation 13:5)

        –Danny Aiken 

    • There are those who are forerunners of the antichrist who have the spirit of the antichrist.
    • Whoever denies Jesus is the Christ has the spirit of the antichrist.

    -Spirit of the Antichrist:

    • The historical denial of the deity of Jesus Christ matches to modern denial of the deity of Jesus Christ. 

    Ebionism: 1st century- Rejected the virgin birth. Jesus was born to Joseph and Mary in normal fashion.

    “If you found out that Jesus had an earthly father named Larry, the find Larry’s tomb, do DNA samples and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the virgin birth was really just a bit of mythologizing… Could you still be a Christian?” – Rob Bell, 2012

    Arianism: 4th century- God can’t share His attributes of deity with anyone else. Only God the Father is eternal. 

    “Jesus never claimed to be on the same level as Almighty God.” –Jehovah’s Witnesses founded in the 1870’s. (jw.org)

    Adoptionism: 2nd century- Denies the pre-existence of Christ. Jesus was simply a man who was rewarded with supernatural powers after being tested by God.

    “There are millions of ways to be a human being, and many paths to what you call God. Well I am a Christian who believes that there are certainly many more paths to God other than Christianity.” – Oprah Winfrey

    (1) anything that doesn’t affirm that was both fully and fully .

    23 “No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 24 As for you, see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. If it does, you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life.” – 1 John 2:23-25

    (2) You can’t know if you don’t know .

    26 “I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. 27 As for you, the anointing you received from him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit—just as it has taught you, remain in him.” – 1 John 2:26-27

    (3) any that doesn’t point you to the same that the Holy Spirit points you to. 

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