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
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
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
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 ‘
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
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..”.
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
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.