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December 24, 2017

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Kevin

Amen, Richard. God is never cruel or violent.

My hope is that those who understand this will recognize the spirit of antichrist in its current, nonviolent subtlety. An ecumenical partnership between religious and political leaders is an aspect of the rise of Antichrist.

“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….” 1 John 4:3a.

It is sometimes taught that Antichrist is not a man but a spirit. Although the above verse refers to the "spirit of antichrist," John earlier makes it clear that Antichrist is a person: "...as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists….” (1 Jn. 2:18 ). Many antichrists were already present, operating in the "spirit of antichrist." But none of them was the Antichrist who, John assures us, will eventually come.

Paul refers to Antichrist as "that man of sin...the son of perdition...that Wicked [one]...whom the Lord...shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders..." (2 Thes. 2:3-10).

Satan is the violent one. His literal eviction draws closer, but he will not go without a fight.

Blessings.

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