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.” (John 5:40-43).
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 added.)
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.