1 July 2021
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Who is the Antichrist?

Speaker: Apostle Ernie

In 2.Thess, 2:3-4 we read, “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.”

Christianity has always had a fascination with the end times, especially with the Antichrist’s identity. We have all seen or read movies and books like Left Behind and a Thief in the Night, giving us their views and opinions on who the Antichrist might be and what will happen before the Lord returns. But instead of looking to Hollywood, we should look to the Bible because only the Bible can tell us what will happen in the last days and who the Antichrist might be.

Here in 2.Thess 2, Paul says the Lord will not return before there come a falling away first, and the man of lawlessness appears.

We need to ask ourselves this; a falling away from what and what law is the man of lawlessness opposed to? The Bible clarifies this is a falling away from the same law the man of lawlessness opposes. What law? God’s law, the same law we would call the law of Moses. So what Paul is saying here is this: the Lord will not return until someone rejects Moses’s law; this will lead to the Antichrist appearing on the scene. So first, someone rejects the law of Moses, then the Antichrist appears, followed by the return of the Lord.

We then need to ask ourselves, who rejects the law of Moses? Paul is speaking to believers, so what Paul is saying here is that when the church rejects the law of Moses, then the Antichrist appears, followed by the return of the Lord.

When the Antichrist appears, 2.Thess says He will oppose the God of the Bible; he will make it illegal to worship of the God of the Bible, and he will set himself up in the temple declaring he is God. Who is the Antichrist? The only thing we know so far is that he hates the law of Moses; the church and its rejection of the Mosaic law will give the Antichrist power to rule and reign.

Who do you worship as a Christian?

Jesus Christ, the one we read about in the Bible, never told anyone to worship Him, and He never said He was God. In the Gospel of John, Jesus refers to Yehovah (the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of Israel and the Old Testament) as His God. This is consistent with the law of Moses, which says we are only allowed to worship Yehovah. Jesus Christ also said we are to worship Yehovah by obeying the law of Moses, and our obedience to the law is our only way to show love for our God.

Most Christians worship someone called Jesus, who came to do away with the law of Moses. A man who accepts to be worshiped as God and has replaced Yehovah.

If this is the Jesus whom you worship, the Bible says you are worshiping the Antichrist.

How is it possible Christians can be guilty of worshiping the Antichrist? Because most Christians never read the Old Testament, which is the Bible Jesus, the Apostles, and Paul read. Most Christians read the New Testament and only the New Testament. The New Testament did not exist when Jesus, Paul, and the Apostles lived. Paul even says to Timothy; you can only know how to be saved if you read the Old Testament.

So, according to Paul, if you never read the Old Testament, it is effortless to be deceived into worshiping the Antichrist as a Christian.

Right now, in 2021, most of Christianity has rejected the law of Moses. Gentile Christianity worships a different Jesus, a Jesus not found in the Bible who came to do away with the law of Moses. According to 2.Thess, the church has prepared the advent of the Antichrist, and he will soon arise. When he comes, he will not come the way Gordon Currie portrayed him in Left Behind. According to 2.Thess and the words of Jesus, He will come as the Messiah performing many miracles and deceive even the elect. He will come as Jesus, claiming to be God preaching grace, telling everyone the law of Moses was done away with at the cross, and he is to be worshiped as God because he has replaced Yehovah.

When this happens, Zecharia 14:4 says Yehovah will descend on the Mount of Olives, and in Rev 14:11, we read how the true Jesus will return to fight against the Antichrist and all his followers. This time Jesus returns as the avenger to fight and kill all the enemies of Yehovah. If you worship Jesus of Christianity who “came to do away with the law of Moses”, the true Jesus of the Bible will see you as His enemy and take your life when He returns. When He has succeeded and destroyed all the enemies of Yehovah, He will take His place in the temple in Jerusalem, from where He will rule the world with the Mosaic law as His constitution.

Christianity has always had a fascination with the end times, especially with the Antichrist’s identity. We have all seen or read movies and books like Left Behind and a Thief in the Night, giving us their views and opinions on who the Antichrist might be and what will happen before the Lord returns. But instead of looking to Hollywood, we should look to the Bible because only the Bible can tell us what will happen in the last days and who the Antichrist might be.

If we look to the Bible and allow the Bible to speak for itself, we will not be deceived into worshiping the Antichrist. If you by now have come to realize your worship of Christianities Jesus is, in fact, worship of the Antichrist, there is still time for you to repent. Repent today and come back to the Bible, back to Yehovah your God and Yeshua (Jesus Christ) the Messiah as your Lord.