THE SPIRIT OF ANTICHRIST PART 2 by Jeff Wingo

 

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Jesus giving the Farewell Discourse (John 14–17) to his eleven remaining disciples, from the Maesta by Duccio, 1308–1311. {1}

In the days of the Apostles the primary means of spreading the antichrist message was through the doctrines of incipient Gnosticism. Basically Gnosticism teaches that the material world is evil. It can only be overcome by the understanding of knowledge, i.e., usually secret or exclusive knowledge or gnosis. This special knowledge is usually depicted as a method of salvation or liberation from the material world, and is often  portrayed as superior to biblical salvation.

It is often thought by many scholars that the Gospel of John and the books of 1 and 2 John were written as a response to the Gnosticism taught by Cerinthus a contemporary of the Apostle.

Cerinthus taught that the material world was made by an inferior God. He also denied the virgin birth of Jesus, and he separated the man Jesus from “the Christ.” Cerinthus taught that “the Christ” descended on Jesus at his baptism but left at the crucifixion. Cerinthus also denied the bodily resurrection of Jesus teaching that it was a spiritual resurrection instead, and that Jesus will be raised from the dead as other men at the end of the world.

It is no wonder that Polycarp (a disciple of John), tells the story that one day the aged Apostle fled a bathhouse once he found out that Cerinthus was inside. “John, upon seeing the heretic turned around and ran toward the door crying out,  “Let us flee, lest the building fall down; for Cerinthus, the enemy of the truth, is inside!” {2}

That is why John wrote, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world” (I John 4:1).

John realized that the doctrines of Christ would come under heavy attack, and so he refuted the false prophets before they could gain a foothold in the church.

Cerinthus was just one of the many antichrists predicted by the Apostle. He taught many aberrant doctrines but one of the most dangerous, as far as a proper Christology is concerned, is that he separated Jesus from “the Christ” just as many cults do today. Note that John exposed Cerinthus through correct doctrine. John wrote:

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:  And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world (1 John 4: 2-3).

Here John says, Know ye the Spirit of God; in other words, this is the mind of the Holy Spirit and His revelation that Jesus is not to be separated from “the Christ” as Cerinthus had done. —ἐν τούτῳ γινώσκετε τὸ πνεῦμα τοῦ Θεοῦ –know or understand the pnuema or Spirit of God. It is as if John is shouting as loud as he can–listen up, this is what the Holy Spirit says about the matter. 

John continues, Every spirit (whether human or angelic) that does not confess Jesus Christ  (Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν) is come in the flesh IS NOT OF GOD.

The spirit of antichrist is clearly revealed here–if a spirit, meaning, a man or woman, or (as Paul declared) an angel from heaven (Gal.1:8), does not confess or declare that Jesus Christ (the anointed one) is come in the flesh–both as man, and as Christ, that is the spirit if antichrist.

Jesus Christ was not just an apparition or a manifestation of a spirit. He was a real living human man, and He was also Theos–God in the flesh. Everything that Jesus did was in His flesh. He was born of a virgin in the flesh, lived the perfect life of a Torah observant Jew in the flesh, and He died on the cross in His flesh; and when the risen Christ presented Himself to the disciples, his body was a physical, resurrected, and glorified human body–in the flesh. To deny that Jesus came in the flesh as the promised Messiah or Christ then, is of the spirit of antichrist.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22).
 Notice also that Jesus is tied together with the Father. To deny that Jesus is the Christ is to deny the Father/ Son relationship. Even the Father testified before John the Baptist that Jesus is His Son in the flesh.
And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased (Lk. 3:22).
 That is why John revealed that Jesus is God in the flesh–a cardinal doctrine that almost every cult (including UFO cults in particular) deny.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  The same was in the beginning with God… And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.(John 1:1-2, 14).
 You just can’t argue with the truth revealed here by the Apostle John. He refuted the antichrist doctrines of Cerinthus, and he continues to expose the antichrist doctrines of the cults today, such as the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who twist this verse to their own peril as they follow the doctrines of another antichrist, Arius, who denied the triune nature of God and repudiated the deity of Christ.
But they are not the only cultic groups twisting the Scriptures. The world is full of antichrists, the many antichrists. Most UFO cults basically teach the same things:
  • Humans are the creation of a superior intelligence, i.e., genetic manipulation.
  • Aliens have propelled humanity forward  through evolutionary processes.
  • Jesus was created through artificial means; Jesus is just an enlightened man, one among many, such as Buddha, Krishna, etc.
  • God is just an advanced extraterrestrial being.
  • OR, the big antichrist doctrine preached on Ancient Aliens every week to millions of people: our ancestors mistook the otherworldly visitors, the ancient aliens, FOR GODS!

The spirit of antichrist is very clever though. Many cults that openly deny the incarnation may still confess that “Jesus Christ came in the flesh.”    Be careful though because many cults often redefine terms. They may sound Christian, and may use biblical terminology, but many subtly change the meaning of the words. To fully understand what they mean you must get below the surface and examine how the words are used in the light of biblical truth. Just because someone says, ” I believe that Jesus Christ came in the flesh,” that alone may not convey what they really mean.

The spirit of antichrist is a liar and a deceiver and will openly or subtly deny the following:

  • That Jesus is the Messiah/Christ.
  • The relationship of the Father and the Son.
  • That Jesus is the unique Son of God.
  • That Jesus came in the flesh.

A rejection of any of these essential truths should send up a red flag that you are dealing with the spirit of antichrist. As I wrote in my book Alien Antichrist, if the nature of Christ and the Father are changed, the end result is the creation of a false Christ and a false God. It is in fact the creation of an alien god, a god alien to the doctrines of the Apostles of Christ.

When alien disclosure does take place I wager that the False Prophet will introduce the aliens as “brothers.” I also wager that they will in some way, either subtly or overtly, deny the Jesus of the Bible. Mark my words: The spirit of antichrist does not change–it only changes Bible doctrines into something else, something foreign, something–alien.

As I have previously stated, the Bible is the key to biblical discernment. Study it to understand the nature of God. Read it to hear the mind and heart of the Holy Spirit. Now is the time to prepare your understanding about the nature of Christ and God the Father, so that when the many antichrists do manifest, you will be able to confidently search the Scriptures and expose their error–thus saving yourself and those you love from the great deception that is coming.

When alien disclosure happens, and the False Prophet acts in his role of an intermediary between the aliens and humanity, that is not the time to try to understand a proper Christology–NOW is the time.

Thanks for visiting–and for those in the United States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! Always find something to be thankful for. I am thankful for biblical truth. I am very thankful for my family and friends; and for the fact that we can still worship God without fear in this country.

Jeff Wingo


If you would like to learn more about the last days before the return of Christ then I recommend my book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days.

In the book I explain who the aliens are and how that UFOs and the alien deception will play an integral roll in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. In fact, I have a chapter in the book about the spirit of antichrist. There I also explain in depth what the spirit of antichrist is and how it will manifest once an alien disclosure event takes place.

Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Alien-Antichrist-Terrifying-Truth-Aliens/dp/1496119460/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417135065&sr=1-1&keywords=alien+antichrist

You can also get the book through Barnes and Nobles and other fine bookstores that offer print on demand titles.

Thanks so much for visiting, I look forward to hearing from you!

Jeff Wingo


Endnotes:

1.http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AChrist_Taking_Leave _of_the_Apostles.jpg.

2.Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses, III.3.4.

NOTE: There are many good commentaries and books about Christian theology. Online there is the Blue Letter Bible website which has many resources available. Here is the link:

http://www.blueletterbible.org/

The Bible Gateway also has many free resources as well that you may take advantage of. Here is the Link:

https://www.biblegateway.com/resources/commentaries/

If you should have any questions about Bible commentaries or the subjects I have briefly touch on in this Blog feel free to email me at the following address: jeffwingo@alienantichrist.net

About Jeffrey A. Wingo
Hello! I'm Jeff Wingo the author of the book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days!

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