Daily Bible Study
1 John 2:18-23
“Little children, it is the last hour; and just as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared; from this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out in order that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I did not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. Who is a liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Anyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. ” (1 John 2:18-23, EMTV)
B1 Antichrist is coming
B2 Antichrist description
B3 Antichrist defeated by truth in the believers
B4 Antichrist theology
B1 Antichrist and antichrists
C1 The Greek word is ἀντίχριστος antichristos. The “anti” means both instead of and against.
C2 The person, Antichrist, is not yet ruling his kingdom.
C3 The persons, antichrists, are working in the world.
B2 Antichrist description
C1 Is coming, so it is a future event
C2 Were in the church
C3 Left the church. The reason they left is that they were not of us.
C4 Most likely a very likeable person. Consider Judas Iscariot, an Apostle of Jesus Christ. He was so trusted that he was the treasurer of the group.
C5 Other things
D1 The same individual is described in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12.
E1 Man of sin–a person who plans to sin and carries it out. This is the opposite of the true Messiah, Jesus, who was sinless in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.
E2 Son of perdition–a person who is so evil that he is compared to satan himself. This person is evil, thinks evil, and does evil.
E3 Opposes God
E4 Exalts himself to even sit in God’s Temple as god.
E5 Lawless–he does not obey any of God’s laws in thoughts, desires, words, and deeds.
E6 Will be destroyed by the true Messiah, Jesus by a word and the brightness of His coming.
E7 Empowered by satan so that he can
F1 Do acts of power
F2 Do signs (miracles)
F3 Do lying wonders
F4 Do everything and anything in order to deceive people to rebel against God and follow him.
E8 A master of deception who will be followed because people do NOT love truth. For if they would love truth and receive it, they might be saved. Since they do not love truth, want truth, or hear truth, God will send strong delusion as punishment. Then they will believe Antichrist’s lie and will be judged.
E9 An encourager of unrighteousness
E10 Does not teach that Jesus Christ came in the flesh, that is, had flesh as his body. (2 John 1:7). This is the so-called “christ spirit” that can come on someone.
E11 Other passages referring to him are Daniel 7:25, Daniel 9, Mark 13:14 (Daniel 9:27), Revelation 13, and his final end in Revelation 19:20 and Revelation 20:10.
B3 Antichrist defeated
C1 The real Messiah will defeat the fake messiah at the end of the Tribulation. Read Revelation 19 especially Revelation 19:19-21.
C2 These others, the antichrists, are defeated by knowing truth. We need to know true doctrine and know the true Messiah.
B1 How did these antichrists get into the church? (A misunderstanding of the Gospel, deception, emotional reasons, etc.).
B2 Were these antichrists ever believers in the first place? (It appears that they were not).
B3 What was the proof that they were not of us? (They left).
B4 What will prevent people from following the Antichrist?
B6 Who is the one who defeats the Antichrist?
By Choco on 21 Apr 16