Anti Christ, a term that is used quite commonly within the modern day Christian church, as well as in secular society. I think for the majority of “christians” they see the anti christ as one man who will rise to power and lead the entire world astray from Christ himself. As I hope to prove by the end of this post, this assumption has no basis in scripture. For furtherproof of this statement I provide to you the following passages from the book of John.
- 1 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.
1 John 2:17-19 (in Context) 1 John 2 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 2:22
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 2:21-23 (in Context) 1 John 2 (Whole Chapter)
- 1 John 4:3
And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
1 John 4:2-4 (in Context) 1 John 4 (Whole Chapter)
- 2 John 1:7
For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
2 John 1:6-8 (in Context) 2 John 1 (Whole Chapter)
These passages are pretty clear on several things, first there are already anti christs on earth, and that there is more than one. It also describes an “anti christ” – one that denies Jesus Christ.
Now on to the meat of the post, who is anti Christ? Obviously from these passages it is more than one person. What exactly does it mean to be “anti” Christ? What group or groups are vehemently anti Christ and anti Christian?
If you were to ask the average church goer in America what group of people are anti Christian and seek to destroy Christian culture the vast majority of them would emphatically say “MUSLIMS” Undoubtedly they would bring up 9/11, “they hate us because of our freedom”, quotes supposedly from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad which have absolutely no basis in fact, they would spout news headlines from the controlled media about how huge a nuclear threat Iran is and wanting to kill every christian and jew which again have no basis in fact.
Aside from the above mentioned arguments having very little or no basis in the Truth, let us analyze how Islam really feels about Jesus Christ and Christians as a whole. I’m not going to throw anecdotal evidence or opinions around but instead quote straight from their holy book the Koran.
Jesus was sent by Allah, who supported him with the Holy Spirit to tell the world Allah’s will (2: 87; 5: 110-117*).
Allah gave to the world Jesus, exalted him above all others, and supported him with the Holy Spirit as proof of his sovereignty (2: 253*).
Allah caused the miracle birth of John the Baptist to the aged Zechariah and his barren wife so John could be the messenger to announce Jesus as the Messiah (3: 33-41*).
Allah appointed Mary to be the virgin mother of Jesus, the Messiah (3: 42-45; 19: 12-22; 21: 90*).
Jesus would be righteous [sinless] all his life (3: 46; 6: 86; 19: 19*).
Jesus would be raised from the dead (19: 33,34*).
Allah taught Jesus his religion and commanded Jesus to establish it (42: 13; 43: 63*).
Allah bestowed the Gospel on Jesus to be a light (5: 46*).
There are more verses in the Koran that deal with Jesus Christ but I think you get the point, the Koran does not teach anything negative about Christ so it certainly isn’t Anti-Christ. If the muslims who are supposedly on a “jihad” in order to kill every non muslim are “Fundamentalists” or those who strictly adhere to the Koran then certainly they don’t have a problem with the true followers of Christ or Christ himself.
This is the end of part 1 of 2.
Part 2 can be found here.