Little children, it is the last hour. Just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. This is how we know it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they were not really part of us. If they had been part of us, they would have stayed with us. But by going out from us, they showed they all are not part of us. But you have an anointing from the holy one, and all of you know the truth. I don’t write to you because you don’t know the truth but because you know it. You know that no lie comes from the truth. Who is the liar? Isn’t it the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This person is the antichrist: the one who denies the Father and the Son. Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father, but the one who confesses the Son has the Father also. As for you, what you heard from the beginning must remain in you. If what you heard from the beginning remains in you, you will also remain in relationship to the Son and in the Father. This is the promise that he himself gave us: eternal life. I write these things to you about those who are attempting to deceive you. As for you, the anointing that you received from him remains on you, and you don’t need anyone to teach you the truth. But since his anointing teaches you about all things (it’s true and not a lie), remain in relationship to him just as he taught you. And now, little children, remain in relationship to Jesus, so that when he appears we can have confidence and not be ashamed in front of him when he comes. (1 John 2:18-28, CEB)
Anti is a word that shows what a person or thing is against. We try to make it look better by doing Pro instead of Anti, but what is the Pro word here that means Antichrist?
Antichrist is the one who is the opposite of the Christ. The devil maybe or maybe not. Many want to say that the emperor was the antichrist. Anyone that leads us away from where Christ is leading us is technically an antichrist.
So what is the Pro word? Would it be Pro-satan? Pro-devil? Pro-selfish?
Right because the one we all know and have heard arguments for is Pro-life. Which is actually anti-abortion. And it is possible to be Pro-life and Pro-choice. Pro-choice is not pro-abortion. But it seems we get caught on these.
What we need to remember here is the passage above where if one is anointed and teaches and professes Christ they are not the anti-christ. They are a part of the kingdom. They are a part of the inheritance that is for all of us.
So be pro-christ not anti-christ and love as you go.
Loving People. Loving God.