Who is an antichrist? Any person or group, that opposes CHRIST. Followers of the antichrist are opposed to christian religion. Followers of the antichrist are contrariety to the christian religion. The word is very clear this is opposition to CHRIST and HIS followers.
From the moment CHRIST JESUS appeared from the dead there has been opposition, Mt.28:11-15. This was the beginning of the deception of the last hour or the last days from the enemies of CHRIST. There have been and there will be many antichrists but there is one coming who is the son of perdition, the one who is entirely lost and ruined and comes from utter destruction. He is from the state of misery and the eternal death. He is the man of sin and he will be revealed in the later day.
We are always to beware and be watchful because on this day we are surrounded by many who are deceivers, who are antichrist. We are to reject teachers who do not teach what CHRIST taught. So, how do we recognize an antichrist? First, we must know that they exist while we are breathing this air and they are living and working and attending our schools right along with us. Also, I know that this may be difficult for some of you to accept but they are attending some of our church services or functions. I have seen people who are in prominent positions attend christian services, funerals and award ceremonies. I will not mention some of these figures but if I did you would know who these men and women are. These people deny that CHRIST came in the flesh or that HE was born from a virgin or that HE is alive. They downplay HIS authority when speaking of HIM as being only a prophet and a teacher. This refusal to admit that CHRIST came in flesh and blood is a true mark of one who deceives and is antichrist. We all know people in our circle of associates, family, and friends who refuse to acknowledge that JESUS CHRIST came to this world as a human being and those that do this are enemies of CHRIST and we who are blood washed CHRISTians. In Jn. 2:22 it’s put so very well; “Who is a liar but he who denies that JESUS is the CHRIST? He is antichrist who denies the FATHER and the SON.
1 John 2:18; 2 Thess. 2:3; 2 John 7