Antichrist: A "Jesus Only"
by Joseph Chambers
One of the great statements made by
Jesus Christ plainly shows that the Antichrist will come in his own name. Yes, there will be an "unholy trinity,"
but it will be manifest in the mode of the "Jesus Only" deception. The three will not be visible for the
world to see a false god, a false Christ, and a false spirit; but they will be
presented as three manifestations of the one person. Just exactly like the world never saw
the Father or the Holy Ghost in Jesus" ministry, they will never see the dragon
or the second beast in the Antichrist manifestation. Satan will produce a perfect appearing
imitation of the Lord Jesus Christ. to me, that ye
Look at this great statement by the
Lord Jesus Christ. "And ye will
not come might have life. I receive
not honour from men. But I know
you, that ye have not the love of God in you. I am come in my Father's name, and
ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive."
This passage of truth is an
incredible definition of the Antichrist person. He will be manifest in the vein of the
present "oneness" or "Jesus Only" doctrine. The Antichrist will be nothing but a
manifestation of the devil. The
second beast, also, will be nothing but an additional manifestation of
Satan. The classic defense of the
"Jesus Only" or oneness doctrine is their belief in three manifestations. They do not believe in three persons as
is clearly revealed in Scripture.
This is the ultimate "lie" that
Apostle Paul said the world would believe.
This is not just a lie, but "the lie." It will be Satan's masterpiece of
deception that causes the world to worship the devil. All of my "Bible-studying-life" I have
wondered how Satan could get the world to bow at his feet and worship such a
dark and foreboding creature. He
does it with the ultimate lie, so clever and yet so powerful. Let's read this statement by Apostle
Paul from the Textus Receptus Interlinear Bible,
"And with all deceit of unrighteousness, in those being
lost; because the love of the truth not they received for to be saved them. And because of this will send to them
God a working of error for to believe them THE LIE, that may be judged all those
not believing the truth, but having had pleasure in unrighteousness." (Literal translation from the Greek
New Testament text. Emphasis
The Berry Interlinear call this
"the false." It is the "ultimate
false." Satan's last grand lie
before His judgment.
The "Jesus Only" deception is
becoming the loudest voice in the Charismatic world. Two of the biggest names in the false
Pentecostal circles are T.D. Jakes and Tommy Tenney. Some of the biggest musical voices are
"Jesus Only" singers. The Heavenly
Father gets slight attention in most religious minds today. Much attention is given in modern
worship to the Holy Ghost in spite of Jesus" plain statement, ""He shall not
speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will
shew you things to come. He shall
glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you." (John 16:13b-14).
We must always remember that Jesus
came in the Father"s name. He
taught us to pray, "Our Father which art in Heaven." He made the promise that whatsoever we
ask the Father in His (Jesus) name, He would do it. The Book of John is saturated with the
fellowship of the Father and His Son.
Isaiah told us, "It pleased the Lord (our Father) to bruise
Him." (Isaiah 53:10). Jesus debated His Jewish rejecters by
declaring the witness of two men to prove His Divinity and Sonship. Listen to this incredible defense of the
Godhead. "And yet if I judge, my
judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me. It is also written in your law, that the
testimony of two men is true. I am
one that bear witness of myself, and the Father that sent me beareth witness of
me." (John 8:16-18).
If you have the powerful Biblical
conviction of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost in Biblical order in
your life, you have the foundation on which to build a great Biblical
understanding. "If the foundation
be destroyed," you are a prime subject for deception! Recently, a dear couple shared a
discussion with me that they had with a mainline Pentecostal pastor. He was arguing for the Tommy Tenney
book, The God Chasers. He
stated that he had quit being narrow minded about the doctrines of others who
appeared consecrated to God.
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