I have been spending time on Topix: Christian Forum for the past month now. One of the threads I have been posting on is "The Trinity of God. I have had some hard fought battles with skeptics who twist the word of God, read books that deny the Bible as true, and listen to the theologians who deny scripture also. In the Trinity of God thread, the posts have turned to the book of Revelation and the "Antichrist". Again they twist the truth in a way that can deceive you from the truth. To protect oneself from the on slot of anti-bible teachings, it is imperative we study the word of God that strengthens our faith...not weakens our faith. NEVER LET A SKEPTIC DECEIVE YOU!I had to answer this post on the antichrist on this forum:
"A great example is premillennialism, very popular among Fundamentalists
and conservative Evangelicals. They have developed an entire scenario
for the End Times with the pre-tribulation rapture, and the whole
Anti-Christ coming out of the United Nations.My answer to this is:This is correct: the term "antichrist" is not in the book of Revelation, but Satan is. You are wrong in so much of what you believe.Satan is called the dragon in the book of Revelation and He is at war with Father God, the Son of God, and the Holy Spirit- our one true Triune God.
The funniest thing
is that the word "antichrist" doesn't even appear in the book of
Revelation! It was in the letters of John calling those that fought
against Christ had the spirit of the antichrist.
Their whole end
time theology is not based in the Bible but off of the Left Behind
series and dispensationalism that originated by Darby in the 1800s."
12: 7-9 7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought
against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he
was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great
dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan,
who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his
angels with him.The Dragon (satan) gives his power to the
"beast" and many worship the beast (this is the antichrist of the book
of Revelation.). Many will be deceived and will worship the beast.
Revelation 13: 2 ...The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. This
beast will imitate Jesus Christ and appear to come back to life as
Jesus truly did...Satan is such a copycat (he does this to twist and
Revelation 13: 3 3One of the heads of the beast
seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed.
The whole world was astonished and followed the beast. 4Men worshiped
the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also
worshiped the beast and asked, "Who is like the beast?Can you see what the dragon is doing? He is imitating "THE TRINITY OF GOD"!This is plain to see with the introduction of another beast..WHO MAKES all the world WORSHIP the first beast who was wounded.
13: 11-13 11Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had
two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. 12He exercised all
the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and
its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been
healed. 13And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing
fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. Christians
have Father God, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit
is wooing us to worship the Son, and by doing so....honor Father God. Those
who will follow Satan...have the dragon (Satan imitating God the Father), the beast that is wounded and
healed (imitating Jesus Christ), and the second beast (who is the imitation the
Holy Spirit)...WHO FORCES EVERYONE TO WORSHIP THE BEAST THAT WAS
WOUNDED and thus...worshiping the dragon (SATAN HIMSELF)!!!
13: 14-15 14Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of
the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered
them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the
sword and yet lived. 15He was given power to give breath to the image
of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to
worship the image to be killed. Worship the beast or die is what scripture reveals of this fake imitation of the one true Trinity the followers of Jesus Christ trust in. SATAN IS A LIAR! He forces worship and enslaves those who follow him
.My God is a gentleman and gently calls you to worship His Son!