Continuing my studies in 1st John 2:18,
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.
“antichrist” is the Greek word “antichristos” which means “against the Messiah.”
John’s reference to “antichrists”, meant that they were evident in the church in his lifetime. It is not a 20th or 21st century arrival.
John further defines antichrists as anyone who denies that 1) Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of the Old Testament, and 2) deny that Jesus is the only means of salvation.
Look at this following list:
- During the time of Jesus, he preached that there were “tares among the wheat.”
- In the churches in Galatia, there were false teachers.
- In the church at Philippi, there were enemies of God
- In the church at Colossi, there were teachers of heresies.
No antichrists are nothing new, but they are very active today. We should all be on our guard. Study your Bible folks. It will keep you out of heresies and false teaching.