Bible: Real Jesus vs. Fake Prophet

Anatomy of an Anti-Christ: Who is the Real Jesus Christ?

keyoldHe that remaineth steadfast and is not overcome, the same shall be saved. And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived. Matthew 24:11,37 JST

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AntichristA word used by John the Revelator to describe one who would assume the guise of Christ, but in reality would be opposed to Christ. In a broader sense it is anyone or anything that counterfeits the true gospel or plan of salvation and that openly or secretly is set up in opposition to Christ. The great antichrist is Lucifer, but he has many assistants both as spirit beings and as mortals. ~Bible Dictionary, p.609, KJV

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-150x150A common perception among Christians is that there is one great Anti-Christ to appear in the last days before the Second Coming. However, careful study of the New Testament, especially the writings of the Apostle John, clarifies our understanding. According to Revelation, the great Anti-Christ is the devil. But John warns us of the appearance of many antichrists in these latter days, and if we pay attention to his definition, we can identify many antichrists in the world today, who are earthly minions of the devil. These minions are deceiving many, many people, even whole nations, even some of the very elect, or some Christians.

Matthew 24: 4-13;24

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

bible11 John 2:18,22

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.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 4:3

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.

2 John 1:7

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 Thessalonians 2:8-10

Apostasy is to precede the Second Coming—The gospel prepares men for eternal glory.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

Revelation 13:4,7,10,14,16

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.

dragon-beastNote: If you consider the world today, the “mark” in the forehead or right hand does not need to be literal. We think with our heads, and we carry out actions that we believe in with our right hand. The number “6” in Hebrew numerology means “man without God.” The number “3” in Hebrew numerology means “covenant.” Thus, three sixes could mean making a covenant against God, or worshiping the religion of atheism. Many people, rich or poor, etc., who have abandoned belief in God, accept atheism, or fight against Christ, may be, in effect, worshiping devilish doctrines without realizing it. Such deceived and misguided persons may bear the “mark of the beast”, but only in their mind, heart, and actions. The “mark” will not be visible to the outside observer.  This is strictly my own opinion. ~C.A. Davidson

 

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast.

16 And he [the beast or antichrist] causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.

Nehor—archetype of an antichrist

I will give you a pattern in all things, that ye may not be deceived; for Satan is abroad in the land, and he goeth forth deceiving the nations—Doctrine and Covenants 52:14

swordpirateNehor was an antichrist in ancient American history, about 100, B.C.. He killed a man with a sword for disagreeing with him. After Nehor was punished for his crime, his followers established what was known as the order of Nehor. These followers believed in forcing others to submit to their religion.~ Alma 1:2-16

This is a pattern you can see in the world today. Terrorists of a certain ideological persuasion try to impose their law to stifle free speech and prevent people from criticizing their ideology; they also kill people who do not accept their system of beliefs. They claim to be a religion so they can be granted “freedom of religion”, and get away with their terror in the name of “religion.” The need for discernment here is to distinguish between the sword of evil and the Biblical sword of truth. Ironically, some of the nations who are ruled by the political order of enforced religion have symbols and flags which bear an image of a sword! The order of Nehor lives on today.

What can we do to avoid being deceived?

JesusChristresize13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

He that remaineth steadfast and is not overcome, the same shall be saved. And whoso treasureth up my word, shall not be deceived. Matthew 24:11,37 JST

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