â€śLittle children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.â€ť â€“ 1 John 2:18.
According to John we live in the â€ślast time,â€ť or the â€ślast hour.â€ť As this evil world draws to a close we will see an increase of anti-Christian activity. In our passage, John tells us that many antichrists will arise before final man of sin appears.
â€śLet no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, (the Apostasy) and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is Godâ€ť â€“ 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Â Â
We are told that even now, there are many antichrists among us.
â€śEven now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last timeâ€ť â€“ 1 John 2:18.
John tells us to expect many people to teach things opposing Godâ€™s truth. Falsehoods that will change laws and times and promote an ungodly environment. This anti-Christian spirit will promote false doctrines, that will lay the foundation for the coming Antichrist. Their teachings will promote stories that contradict Godâ€™s word. So called science will spin new versions of origins. They will twist physical evidence, in order to deny God; they will promote ungodly lifestyles along with a culture that opposes Godâ€™s moral nature.
Dr. Scott has been the senior pastor at the Calvary Baptist Church of Waterbury, CT since 1984. He is a native of Connecticut and came to a saving faith in Jesus Christ in June of 1976. Shortly after his salvation he left his career as a sales engineer and attended Temple...