Sunday Study: For or Against Christ

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“To understand how the stage is being set for the final conflict between Christ and Antichrist, it is helpful to consider some comparisons and contrasts between these two antagonists.

Anti is a Greek prefix that not only means “opposed to” but “in the place of.”

Our Lord was despised and rejected by Israel and by the world: the Antichrist will be hailed and embraced. Christ was mocked and jeered: the Antichrist will be praised.” Dave Hunt, The Berean Call

Christ came from above, John 6:38
Antichrist ascends from the pit, Rev. 11:7

Christ came in His Father’s name, John 5:43
Antichrist will come in his own name, Rev. 11:7

Christ humbled Himself, Phil. 2:8
Antichrist will exalt himself, 2 Thess. 2:4

Christ was despised, Isaiah 53:3
Antichrist will be admired, Rev. 13:3-4

Christ will be exalted, Phil 2:9
Antichrist will be cast down into hell, Isa. 14:14-15; Rev.19:20

Christ came to do His Father’s will, John 6:38
Antichrist will come to do his own will, Daniel 11:36

Christ came to save, Luke 19:10
Antichrist will come to destroy, Daniel 8:24

Christ is the good shepherd, John 10:4-15
Antichrist is the “idol (evil) shepherd”, Zech. 11:16,17

Christ is the “true vine,” John 15:1
Antichrist is the “vine of the earth”, Rev. 14:18

Christ is the “truth”, John 14:6
Antichrist is the “lie”, 2 Thess. 2:11

Christ is the “holy one,” Mark 1:24
Antichrist is the”lawless one”, 2 Thess. 2:8

Christ is the “man of sorrows” Isaiah 53:3
Antichrist “man of sin”, 2 Thess. 2:3

Christ is the “Son of God,” Luke 1:35
Antichrist is the son of “perdition” 2 Thess. 2:3

Christ is the “mystery of godliness: God manifest of the flesh, 1 Tim. 3:16
Antichrist is the “mystery of inequity, Satan manifest in the flesh” 2 Thess. 2:7

From "Dispensational Truth", by Dr. Clarence Larkin