Not a really happy thought, but when I think of the antichrist, I think of someone who is like the total opposite of Jesus, but who claims to be God. The Bible would back up my beliefs, but there are actually lots of other “antichrists” mentioned in the Bible. Can there really be lots of them? When I investigated it, I found the word “antichrist” can actually mean two different things. It can be someone who stands up as a rival to Christ (obviously the one I was thinking of), but it can also be translated as someone who tries to usurp (water down, taint or undue) the Word. In that meaning, there are literally antichrists on every corner of the globe, some in just about every church congregation, and probably some right in your own home. And if that’s not bad enough, if you’ve ever tried to blow past a Biblical teaching that convicted you, you might also be termed an antichrist. We simply cannot pick and choose what parts of God’s Word we like and don’t like. Doing so “usurps” the Word of God and works against the Holy Spirit. You would literally be an anti-Christ!
“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.” 1 John 2:18
In Christ, PastorJimKilby @Kilbin8er