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The Spirit of Antichrist



May 21, 2003

The Spirit of Antichrist

The wars in the Middle East are not secular wars – They are religious wars, and for this reason any peace reached between the Palestinians and Israel must be of short duration, and as phony as a three dollar bill. The Islamic faith believes that Jesus was a prophet from Allah, but it does not believe the following Scriptures concerning him as the Son of God. Non-religious wars can be won, and peace can be maintained following them by resolution of the factors that produced them. Religious wars can be halted temporarily, but the factors that produced them will continue until the Second Advent of Jesus Christ.

John 1:1-3,10,14 – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. [10] He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. [14] And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

II Corinthians 5:19 – To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.

Colossians 2:9 – For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

John 14:9 – Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

John 10:30 – I and my Father are one.

The Islamic faith believes Jesus was a prophet from Allah, but they cry out vehemently – ALLAH HAS NO SON – THERE IS ONE GOD, ALLAH, AND MOHAMMED IS HIS PROPHET. The tenant of the Christian faith is that Jesus Christ was the living Son of God, God living in sinless human flesh among us, God come to us in the flesh from the womb of the virgin Mary, God come in the flesh of a sinless man. The Islamic faith vehemently denies, and considers ungodly heresy, the idea that the Son of God has come in human flesh. The Islamic faith is truly a manifestation of antichrist. How can I make this statement with such confidence it is biblically correct? Mohammad was only one of many false prophets that have gone out into the world since the crucifixion and resurrection of the man Christ Jesus.

I John 4:1-4 – Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. [2] Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: [3] 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, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. [4] Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

If Jesus was not the Son of God, then there is no offering of his sinless flesh for our sins. If his Father was not in him reconciling the world to himself, then we are not reconciled to God through him. Jesus, the only begotten Son of God, has come and departed in sinless flesh and blood for the sins of all who will receive him. To believe otherwise is the spirit of antichrist. The Islamic faith does not believe they have the spirit of Allah or Mohammad living in them. They call America the big devil and Israel the little devil. I think the words Jesus uttered to other unbelieving sons of Abraham in John 8:44 fits the followers of Islam quite well.

John 8:44 – Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Of course, they have a perfect right to believe what they believe, and it would be nice if two such divergent groups could exist on the same earth without any conflict. But I am a realist, and I know they will not because they cannot. However, I am certainly looking forward to the time when Islamic treachery and cunning will finally allow a false peace to come to the Middle East for a brief period of time, because this will give me the assurance that we are rapidly approaching the end of this age, and I can know that my Savior’s catching out program is at hand.