Q&A on the Book Revelation (1): The Truth About the Antichrist


After publishing
“Revealing the Father through the Book of Revelation,” I received many helpful questions and comments. The following comment is from a beloved Reverend Father:

Q 

There is one sentence that I object to: “Revelation 13 does not introduce a single person who will be called the Antichrist. Instead, it presents sin as king dominating over the whole of humanity until destroyed by the death of Christ on the cross.”  (Kindle Locations 4840-4841). I like your identifying the “Beast” with sin very much, but this does not mean that there is no man called Antichrist on the historical level.

A

As mentioned in the book’s introduction, “Revealing the Father through the Book of Revelation” does not deal with the "Historical Approach" of the Book of Revelation. To save time and energy, I abstained from commenting on any other approaches. I just presented the biblical view.

The Lord Jesus Christ said, false Christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matthew 24:24, NKJV), not a single false Christ nor a single false prophet, but many.

According to St. John, there have been many antichrists (1 John 2:18; 1 John 2:18), not a specific person, and “even now, many antichrists have come” (1 John 2:18, NKJV). St. John identified the “many antichrists” as “every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming and is now already in the world.” (1 John 4:3).

According to the Historical Approach, the Antichrist who would come before the second coming of Christ, has not arrived yet. In this case, Christ may not come again today, tomorrow, or shortly. Such a view misses the message of Revelation and is not consistent with the saying of Christ, “I am coming quickly” (Revelation 22:12, 20, NKJV).

I am looking forward to the coming of my Lord Jesus Christ, not for the Antichrist.

NB. Other issues are addressed in ”Revealing the Father through the Book of Revelation.” The book is available on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099BZWX6Y/

Blessing to you!  

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