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Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Earth Wind and Fire, Aug 15, 2016.
I did a search in the KJV for "the Antichrist" nothing come up. The closest I found is in 1 John, that "antichrist shall come". It's not identified as a specific person, or even one person. John refers to "spirit of antichrist" and that many people are antichrist. John says people who deny Jesus is the Christ are antichrist. Jews after the first century are antichrist, this is why they're called Jews.
Pink repudiated his book, The Antichrist.
“I would not recommend my book on The Antichrist that I wrote twenty years ago.”
These words were written by Pink to a friend on December 20, 1943.
The quote can be found in his biography, written by Ian Murray.
Why not try searching the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith? (Chapter 26, Section 4):
4._____ The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the church, in whom, by the appointment of the Father, all power for the calling, institution, order or government of the church, is invested in a supreme and sovereign manner; neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is that antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the church against Christ, and all that is called God; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.
( Colossians 1:18; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:11, 12;2 Thessalonians 2:2-9 )
Obsessed Futurists make a great deal of nonsensical claims that are quickly refuted by the passage of time. Every failed date setting of the Rapture is an example. I wonder if 20 years of time turned Pink's book into a screaming joke. I heaven't read it, but I'm curious.
The antichrist is more likely to be a Gentile. He will be a political leader, one who is able to bring all nations together and eventually against Israel. He will defile the temple. He will lead the battle of Armageddon against Christ when Christ comes for the Jewish nation or Israel. It doesn't make sense for the antichrist to be a Jew. Some say that he will be the leader of the revived Roman empire, but this view is speculation.
David Reagan says,
The Antichrist does not have to be a Jew. And, in fact, the Bible makes it clear that he will be a Gentile. In Revelation 13:1 he is portrayed as a "beast coming up out of the sea." The sea is used consistently throughout the prophetic scriptures as a symbol of the Gentile nations (Daniel 7:3; Luke 21:25; and Revelation 17:1).
By contrast, the Antichrist's right hand man, the False Prophet, who will serve as his religious leader, will be a Jew. This is revealed in Revelation 13:11 where it says that John saw "another beast coming up out of the earth [literally, the land]." Just as the sea is used symbolically in prophecy to refer to the Gentile nations, the land (or earth) is used to refer to Israel. This does not mean the False Prophet will be an Orthodox Jew. It only means that he will be of Jewish heritage. Religiously, he will be an apostate Jew who will head up the One World Religion of the Antichrist.
It is a point of view, not that I necessarily agree with it.