Apostle John wrote that the antichrist denies the Father and the Son

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father (G3962/patēr) and the Son.

Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father (G3962/ patēr) but he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father (G3962/ patēr) also.  (1 John 2: 22 & 23).

What does that statement mean?

Patēr (G 3962) is the Greek word used for Father in the text. In order to understand its meaning, I read through texts in which the word was used in reference to God as Father.

By inference, we can conclude that the spirit of the antichrist denies everything about God the Father:

 

The antichrist denies that there is a Father/God in heaven:

  • Father which is in heaven – Mt. 5: 16 (and 4 other references).

 

The antichrist denies the nature and character of God the Father

a. that God is all-knowing

  • Father who sees in secret – Mt 6: 4
  • Father knows what you need – Mt. 6: 8

b. Denies the holy name of God – Mt 6: 9.

 

The antichrist does not claim God as Father or follow His Ways

  • Does not identify with claim God as Father – Mt 6 (our Father, your Father).
  • Does not forgive as God forgives – Mt 6:15.
  • Claims another source of provision – Mt 7: 11.
  • Does not do the will of God – Mt 7: 21.

To be continued

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