an adversary to Christ

This term is employed by the apostle John alone, and is defined by him in a manner which leaves no doubt as to its intrinsic meaning. With regard to its application there is less certainty. In the first passage– (1 John 2:18)–in which it occurs, the apostle makes direct reference to the false Christs whose […]

-General scriptures concerning Mt 24:5,23,24,26; Mr 13:6,21,22; Lu 21:8; 2Th 2:3-12; 1Jo 2:18,22; 4:3; 2Jo 1:7 -To be destroyed Re 19:20; 20:10,15

Against Christ, or an opposition Christ, a rival Christ. The word is used only by the apostle John. Referring to false teachers, he says (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 1:7), “Even now are there many antichrists.” (1.) This name has been applied to the “little horn” of the “king of fierce countenance” (Dan. […]