Who or what is the “Antichrist”?
1 John 2:18-19
Young children, it is the last hour, and, just as YOU have heard that ANTICHRIST is coming, EVEN NOW THERE HAVE COME TO BE MANY ANTICHRISTS; from which fact we gain the knowledge that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of our sort; for if they had been of our sort, they would have remained with us. But [they went out] that it might be shown up that not all are of our sort.
1 John 2:22-23
WHO IS THE LIAR IF IT IS NOT THE ONE THAT DENIES THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST? THIS IS THE ANTICHRIST, THE ONE THAT DENIES THE FATHER AND THE SON. 23 Everyone that denies the Son does not have the Father either.. . .
1 John 4:2-3
YOU gain the knowledge of the inspired expression from God by this: Every inspired expression that confesses Jesus Christ as having come in the flesh originates with God, 3 BUT EVERY INSPIRED EXPRESSION THAT DOES NOT CONFESS JESUS DOES NOT ORIGINATE WITH GOD. FURTHERMORE, THIS IS THE ANTICHRIST’S [INSPIRED EXPRESSION] WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD WAS COMING, AND NOW IT IS ALREADY IN THE WORLD.
For many deceivers have gone forth into the world, persons not confessing Jesus CHRIST as coming in the flesh. THIS IS THE DECEIVER AND THE ANTICHRIST.