How do we recognize a follower of an anti-Messiah, the replacement of the true?
People who do not claim to know Jesus are not dangerous. If any Christian is deceived by such a person, both of them are fools.
The most dangerous persons for a Christian, are people who walk around with Bibles, and use the scripture to defame the true Messiah. They follow a replacement, a false Messiah, an anti-Christ.
Such person can create enormous damage to the body of the true Jesus.
What are the best examples of followers of such antichrists?
Roman Catholics at large are followers of a a fake-Messiah. Many of them say they love “Christ”, and even quote scriptures. But when they quote scriptures, they are either twisted or quoted out of contexts.
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
The best example is the Roman Catholic lovers of “Christ” who call their priests for “fathers”. Fully aware of the true Messiah warning them not to call religious leaders for “fathers”. A ‘Christ” who can accept such mocking of the eternal word of God, is not the real Messiah. The Roman Catholics are also aware that a follower of the true Messiah can only use Jesus as a middleman in prayer and intersession. Still they mock God by prying to the Queen of Heaven. They consult the dead, hundreds of mortal saints and madonnas for their interesession.
But the Roman Catholics are not the only mockers of God in the name of Christ. There are also spiritual prostitutes in the Protestant camp of Christianity. They are false teachers who follow doctrines taught by demons.
Many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am he,’ and will deceive many.
Plenty of examples are found in the Charismatic Pentecostal camp, of “Word of Faith” teachers. One of the most popular of them are pastor Bill Johnson of Bethel Church in Reading, US. He teach a gnostic copy of the true Messiah. A Messiah that is not eternal God, but a human that became God when he was anointed with the Holy Spirit. This is classical gnosticism, popular dualism taught around 200 A.D. Johnson present to us a Messiah who has two separated natures, that can be separated from each other.
Most false teachers who claim they know “Christ” have their own opinions about the Bible. They often receive super revelations from God. They either add to scriptures, or they make some part of scripture null and void by their man made doctrines.
Another mortal error within evangelical Christianity, is the believe that God is no longer God of Israel. The God of Israel is presented as a “terrible mythological figure”. The “Christ” of such a “Church” can have nothing to do with the past godhead, and basically created a new age “god” when he walked in Jerusalem 2.000 years ago.
Teachers of such an anti-Christ often tell us that that the Messiah has nothing to do with the rebirth of Israel. and can not be seen as the rock and protector of the state of Israel. Such a “Christ” will take the follower down the path to destruction, and into the hot seat of judgment.
What can we learn from this?
Let all men be liars, and God the truth. Let no man deceive you, but study and obey the Word of God. The Messiah do not have to be defended. He can defend Him self. Only trough the scriptures we come to the knowledge of His nature and character. Only by being baptized in the Holy Spirit we are enabled to stand up for the truth and do the will of the Father.
Written by Ivar