By Greg Steele
Pastor, First Baptist Church, Jasper
Building off of what we talked about last week. John has been teaching “his children” how to tell truth from a lie and how to tell if a person is really a Christian or not. It doesn’t depend on just what a person says, but also what they do.
He begins by saying, “it is in the last hour.” This message was delivered over 2,000 years ago. How do we know it’s the “last hour?” According to the text many antichrists have come. Antichrists are the enemies of the Messiah.
Antichrists are both in a sense the “opposite” of Jesus Christ, and someone who comes “in the place of” Jesus Christ. They come trying to take His place in our lives. This is where we find ourselves today. There are many “antichrists,” many who are opposed to Jesus, many who would try to take His place. [Read more…]