The Emerging Antichrist

 

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come; even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us” – (I Jn.2:18,19).

 

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition” – (2 Thes.2:3).

 

   Antichrist shall come and I believe he is coming soon and will emerge on the world scene as the counterfeit Christ. Emerge means – (to become manifest – come out into view – to rise from an obscure or inferior position – as a new leader emerges). Antichrist will soon emerge as the president of the U.S. The U.S. is the last superpower and empire that arises just before King Jesus comes back and Satan’s Antichrist will be the President-Emperor that rules the world for a short time as prophesied in (Dan.2) – the feet of iron and clay.

 

   In these scriptures of my text God is giving us great truths for these end times. God tells us that in the end times there will be falling away from the true Christian faith and it’s doctrines. This apostasy will precede the great and dreadful day of the Lord’s wrath known as the great tribulation and the revealing of Antichrist. God shows us that there will be widespread apostasy that will spawn the coming of this man of sin. The stage is being set right now and this apostasy will be headed up in a particular person – the Antichrist-Beast. The apostasy of today will culminate with the Beast and the apostate church of the tribulation – “the Mother of harlots” in (Rev.17).

 

   The greatest ‘us’ verse in the Bible is when God warned us about apostate antichrists in (I Jn.2:18,19). Verse 19 has ‘us’ in it five times and shows Antichrist as an apostate Christian of the U.S. – amen. Do not miss this clue as we detect the country of Antichrist’s power. Look for Antichrist to be a member of a local apostate church in the U.S., but not the true body of Christ – an antichrist church. God says they went out from the true church where the members were born again by the Holy Spirit and preached the true gospel and got people saved, and united together in an antichrist church because they had joined in name only, but were never born again into the family of God. Antichrist probably will be a member of a large megachurch that will be useful to him to get elected president. Being a Christian make-believer allows him to deceive more easily and get the Christian vote to gain the White House. Look for him deceiving inside a professing church pretending to be a Christian. Antichrist will be found in a U.S. apostate Antichrist church.

 

   The emerging Antichrist, apostate church is paving the way for the emerging Antichrist. And that is the name of one of Satan’s apostate end time false church – The ‘emergent of emerging’ church movement of today. This emerging church movement is spreading rapidly through evangelical and protestant churches. God’s Holy Spirit dealt with me in this manner to get me to preach this sermon. I was reading a book entitled ‘The best of Emerge magazine,’ a magazine for blacks that was in business from 1989 – 2000. The first and most popular article in the book was – ‘Is Jesus Black?’ As I was reading this article I was told that my son-in-law was in the emergency room of the hospital. After checking on him at the emergency room, I went home and wrote ‘emergency’ down and saw the word ‘emerge.’ The next day I read about an article in our Tucson paper entitled “Emergent Southern Baptist Churches rocking in Tucson the music is rock and roll, the atmosphere is ‘non-threatening’ and the message is positive.” And God touched my heart to learn about these emergent or emerging churches.

 

   I found out that the ‘emerging’ church movement is antichrist and apostate and is paving the way for the emerging Antichrist. The emergent church is Satan’s’ deception. Perhaps the term is meaningless to you, it won’t be for long. Bible-believing Christians are facing an onslaught of ideas and experiences and redefining the meaning of Christianity in this post-modern world. The Word of God is under attack. Biblical truths are being replaced by the word of Christian leaders who are reshaping the very foundation of the Christian faith. An experiential, mystical form of Christianity is being promoted to reach the postmodern generation called the ‘Emerging Church.’ They are teaching that Christianity needs to be re-invented in order to provide meaning for this generation. While the authority of the Word of God is being undermined, images and sensual experience are being promoted as the key to experiencing and knowing God. These experiences include icons and images, candles, incense, liturgy, experiencing the sacraments, particularly the sacrament of the Eucharist. Many bridges are being established that lead to unity with the Catholic Church. There is a trend towards an ecumenical unity for the cause of world peace that claims there are many ways to God. The emerging church is an emerging cult. It is the new cult of liberal theology that openly deny the inerrancy and absolute final authority of the Bible – it is a step-sister to modernism. They have translated a new antichrist Bible called ‘the Voice.’

 

   What’s emerging with the emerging church. Frustrated with seeker centered, market managed, church growth movement, has left many to come together and find a new way of doing church. A change in the methods has slowly ‘emerged’ into a change in the message. What is emerging? Wolves in sheep’s clothing with a message that denies the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. The program being promoted by the emerging church, while it may be in the name of Christ, is antichrist. It is providing a bridge that is seeking to unite all religious beliefs in the name of Christ, by changing the gospel of Christ. They strive for greater mutual respect, tolerance, and co-operation between the world’s religious – a one–world religion. The emerging, apostate church will spawn the emerging Antichrist.

 

   The greatest heresy of emerging church leaders is that they devalue preaching – they dislike authoritative preaching because of their apostasy. The world has never appreciated authoritative preaching, they consider it foolish. The preaching of Christ was rejected by most of the Jews. The large crowds that followed Him for awhile because of His miracles and their hope that He would deliver them from the Romans, turned away because of His preaching. “From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him” – (Jn.6:66). This is the only place where we find any verse 666, the mark of Antichrist. Yes, the antichrist crowd always – “Receive not the love of the truth, that they might be saved” – (2 Thes.2:10).

 

   I believe this emerging, apostate church will produce the black Antichrist. He will arise from the obscure and inferior position of being a black man to the highest office in the world – the president of the U.S. An apostate black power church will produce the first black president who will rule the world. Now that’s the ultimate in black power. He will be a counterfeit of Christ as King of Kings – “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth” – (Mt.28:18). The world will worship him as the black Christ. The image of the black Christ will be worshipped worldwide - idolatry will be rampant.

 

   In (I Jn.2) the antichrist chapter – it talks of fathers and children several times and then again in my text verse – “Little children, it is the last time, and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come..”. Fatherless America is in search of a father, and he may be Satan’s Antichrist. The devil promotes fornication and fatherless children so he can become their father and teach them evil. 70% of black babies are born each year in the U.S. without fathers and this is fertile breeding grounds for these children  to be taken captive by Satan. Satan has his eyes searching for that very special fatherless child who he can possess and make him his Antichrist.

 

   Charles Manson, Moonies, Jim Jones, Father Divine, Sweet Daddy Grace, all had a father as a cult leader. Cults are simply extended families with a new hierarchy. There is a father image in almost all of them. The devil provides a father in the spiritual realm as well. Like Roman Catholic fathers-priests and at the top, and the one who has the most blasphemous name of all – the pope – the Holy Father. Only God knows how many children were sodomized by Catholic fathers for centuries. Jesus told the people in the temple – “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do” – (Jn.8:44).

 

   I believe Satan has been watching closely for a special black fatherless child that fits the qualifications Satan is looking for to become his Antichrist when he becomes a man. A man who has the potential to become president of the U.S., with Satan’s help. One who can be ‘The Man’. Sen. Barack Obama is running for President of the U.S. He wrote an autobiography entitled ‘Dreams from my Father’ – ‘As a record of a personal, interior journey – a boy’s search for his Father.’ No child, who came from a home where his father left him at 2 years old and only came to see him once more during his lifetime and  a mother who didn’t want him either and sent him to her parents to raise, could ‘emerge’ healthy in soul and mind. What can be worse than being abandoned by both his parents? His father was a black man from Kenya and his mother was a white woman from Kansas, making him doubly and totally lost and confused not knowing what he is, black or white,  or who he is. He would be fertile ground for Satan to capture and ensnare him. And Obama suspects that his father and mother may not have been married as his father was a bigamist and had other wives and children at the time and there was no wedding pictures or wedding ring etc. Obama graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard filled with “the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God…” eating from the same tree of worldly wisdom as Adam and Eve. Do not be deceived – God doesn’t want a smart person, He wants a godly person.

 

   All of us, unknowingly, are on a search for our Father. That is the truth Jesus taught us in the New Testament – the Father and the Son. We need to be born again of God the Father, the greatest Daddy in the universe, through His beloved Son. “Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” – (Jn.14:10). Jesus spoke of His Father 113 times in the gospel of John alone.

 

   And so Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7). He wants all of us to have His Father become our Father so that we can conquer our death and have eternal life. You need to be born again, not of fleshly seed of your earthly father, but of the spiritual seed of the Father’s Word – “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever” – (I Pet.1:23).

 

   Repent of your sins and believe in your heart by faith in the Lord Jesus and you will receive forgiveness of sins and be saved and born again. Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly born again, you become a new creature in Christ. “And that is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” – (I Jn.5:12).

 

Choose Christ now or you will choose Antichrist soon.