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Featured How can we differentiate Jesus and the Anti-christ?

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by SK_Brace, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. SK_Brace

    SK_Brace New Member

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    So I want to be hundred percent confident that when the Anti-Christ is revealed I would know that it’s him. However If so many people even Christians are going to be deceived, would the anti-christ try to replicate Jesus second coming? What are the clear differences between the Anti- christ and Jesus second coming. So that Christians aren’t deceived. I don’t think the Anti- Christ will seem evil, I assume that he would come in the name of love and actual Christians will be hated because they reject “love” obviously a skewed version of it. I think that’s what worries me because they will say isn’t the bible all about love anyways. So how can we not be deceived by this?
     
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  2. timothyu

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    It is what it is. Consider that the entire world is anti-Christ, it's ways, it's governments, it's systems. Why? None put the will of the Father ahead of their own and none love all as self.

    They are simply about self and operate on the principle of self. Self interest, self gain, self serving, self definition of good and evil, gain at the expense of others and so on. Even if there is love,there will be a personal motive to serve self. Love given for something in return instead of freely given with no reward. One only need look at how a politician can be admired and seemingly be a god-sent yet ultimately serves self and admires the ability of others who command worship of the masses, wishing to achieve that same goal themselves..

    Not hard to see why people can be duped. People look for God to be in their own image instead of changing themselves to fit the image of God.
     
  3. Peter J Barban

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    Great Question!

    1. Jesus always gave glory to his Father in heaven. AntiChrist will glorify himself.

    2. Jesus was hated by the world because he testifies that its works are evil.
    The world, especially the elite, will love the Antichrist because he says that the world is good and the Lord's people are evil.

    3. Jesus confirmed and fulfilled the Bible. The Antichrist will reject the Bible and offer a different gospel.

    4. Jesus sacrificed himself, the Antichrist will sacrifice others.

    The Antichrist will promote a works-righteousness that is independent of faith in God. Thus, if the Antichrist came today, he would promote the Social Justice gospel and persecute traditional believers.
     
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  4. Goodhuman

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    Christ will be sinless and good, while antichrist will be man of sin and evil.
     
  5. SK_Brace

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    I know that the antichrist is a man of sin and evil, however, he would also be deceptive and appear ''Holy''. We know that the devil can mask himself as the angel of light. I don't want to be deceived by the miracles he will perform or the peace he will bring.
     
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    I believe the antichrist is in the world, but not show himself to the world.
     
  7. ZNP

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    James says that out of the same spring you will get fresh water and salt water, that He will bless God and curse man. This is a fraud. We saw this with Hitler, you get great soaring rhetoric about how they were God's chosen race, and you also got cursing of man -- laws that attacked the weakest and most vulnerable among them. The Lord said you would know them by their fruit and Paul said they were deceitful workers disguising themselves as angels of light.

    What is most telling is that the Lord told us
    10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

    11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

    This is what the false prophets and "anti Christs" will do, they are not here to save that which was lost, they will despise these little ones. These little ones are like the canary in the coal mine that let you know there is a problem.
     
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  8. timothyu

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    The world is anti-Christ simply because it prefers the governance of man to the governance of God. The world of man and the Kingdom are polar opposites in nature. How can that which is the same as everything else hide itself?
     
  9. timothyu

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    Especially when these canaries are used to gain votes for 50 years yet still nothing is done to save them. They are too politically useful to save. Gain at the expense of others - anti-Christ.
     
  10. Walter and Deborah

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    Please look post #7

    Walter
     
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    In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, the Antichrist is described as the man of lawlessness, which by contrast means that Jesus is the man of lawfulness. Christ set a sinless example of how to walk in obedience to the Mosaic Law, so he would have still taught full obedience to it by example even if he had said nothing, and as his followers we are told to follow his example (1 Peter 2:21-22). Christ began his ministry with the Gospel message to repent from our sins for the Kingdom of God is at hand (Matthew 4:17-23) and the Mosaic Law was how his audience knew what sin is, so repenting from our disobedience to it is an integral part of the Gospel of the Kingdom, which he prophesied would be proclaimed to the nations before the end (Matthew 24:12-14). Christ was not in disagreement with what the Father has commanded and he did not hypocritically preach something other than what he practiced, so he spent the sum of his ministry teaching his followers how to obey the Mosaic Law by word and by example. In Matthew 22:36-40, Christ summarized the Mosaic Law as being about how to love God and our neighbor, so obedience to it is what real love looks like while those who do not act in accordance with it are at best following a skewed version of "love". In Deuteronomy 13:4-5, the way that God instructed His people to determine that someone was a false prophet who was not speaking for Him was if they taught against obeying the Mosaic Law, even if they performed signs and wonders.
     
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    13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. 14 But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. 15 Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. 16 For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

    James gives us some more details which help you to identify a false prophet. Let's use Hitler as an example since we can all agree that he was a false prophet. Hitler boasted about his wisdom and that was the reason he came to power. But if you dig down you discover it was through murder, lies and deceit that he came to power. So we see him boasting about his wisdom yet denying the truth about it. If you see disorder and every evil practice you know this guy is a false prophet. The Nazi's had every evil practice and the general populous discovered this and knew this.
     
  13. timothyu

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    Or you could use the example of one today we know who is a shining light to his people, while he himself is only interested in self rather than others. It's usually the quality of any leader of man, especially the smug conceited ones.
     
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    Yes, I think the most important thing is knowing the shepherds voice.

    “Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice. 5 But they will never follow a stranger; in fact, they will run away from him because they do not recognize a stranger’s voice.”
     
  16. FreeinChrist

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    This thread was moved from Christian Preppers to Eschatology. Theology questions belong in theology forums.
     
  17. Davy

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    Well, for one simple thing, if someone doing great signs and wonders, miracles, comes proclaiming he is Christ, and you haven't been 'changed' to the "spiritual body" that Apostle Paul taught in 1 Corinthians 15, then you can be sure that is not the true Christ.
     
  18. timothyu

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    They would no doubt be great political or financial wonders, world oriented. The adversary steers people away from the Kingdom and back to the world of man. That has been obvious within Christianity also.
     
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  19. yeshuaslavejeff

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    Who is the Good Shepherd ?
    What does He Say ?

    When a child is with parents at church, or at a park, or at a grocery store,
    and cannot see their parents, but can hear them,
    how does the child know it is them ? Does he recognize their voice ? (yes)

    JEsus says we recognize His Voice, and follow Him,
    Jesus says we will not listen to another voice, (instead of following another voice, we run from it - not afraid, no. no fear at all. Simply like you would stay away from a ravenous wolf, so also the believers will recognize the enemy, though most people never will.
     
  20. Davy

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    I was pointing to what our Lord Jesus said in Matthew 24:23-26 about a coming pseudo-Christ, a false Messiah, the one of verse 24 which Dr. James Strong called 'a spurious Messiah' in his Strong's Concordance. That's the Antichrist. Jesus showed he will work great signs and wonders that IF it were possible, would deceive even His very elect. So that is not about politicians or world bankers. It is about a supernatural working on earth, miracles and wonders like our Lord Jesus would do.
     
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