What does it mean, this "antiChrist"?
Because you do not know who Christ was, how can you know what the anti is?
You refer to a book of scriptures, but what scriptures did Jesus' crowds have available? Can you imagine that perhaps scripture was a burden to
I'd say Jesus' knew the scriptures, and yet also knew that they needed to be swept away, not just the codified, written scriptures of his day
(Moses' Law) but the oral pettiness and all burdens of a religious nature.
Can't we say that the antichrist existed in Jesus day and its form was completely Sanhedrenic in form? Were they not the anti-Jesus crowd? So then I
would say the prophesied future version would probably be the opposite of Jesus, and would increase scripture/law, all for the "protection and
advancement of the flock"
...of course the analysis above is my own person thoughts based on Jesus as I see him through the gospel, which must surely be a very special
collection of texts, regardless of ones eschatalogical or ontological schema.
However you see Jesus, is going to affect how you view those who came after him. And also how you view his antithesis. Yes, I believe there will be
a world play for everyone's ingestion and discussion, like 9/11 or JFK the "Antichrist" moment will be DESIGNED to be discussed ad nasuem, to keep
you from listening to Jesus.
I really don't think Jesus came to Earth to be a martyr. It's just not what I think he would have done, so I do not believe it, though I do believe
he lived and was god-like, the sun-god, the son-of-god, and all that. So if I say he came in the flesh, but wasn't crucified, am I heretical to the
three Abrahamic faiths?
Personally I myself as an American seem to be facing the same question of belief that I think many people are facing: What if I am challenged for my
faith in Jesus? So these Christians forge their future-view based on facing an "anti-christ" wave of killing, and they see themselves as potential
lambs and martyrs.
Personally my advice to all believers in Jesus is this: Avoid becoming martyrs. Many will be in line to have their heads removed and will say "But
I thought the anti-christ was referring to a simple belief system!" ...No, it was something brutal, real, and based on LAW.
Law is scripture is law. Priests (Chiniquy
) need lawyers
) for priests
) who are lawyers
) for priests (world money
I think the antichrist will not be against either lawyers or priests. The obvious correlation is that I think Jesus was against such things. Your
view of Jesus may vary.
In these situations, I always ask myself WWJD? ..This stands for "What Would Jehu Do?"