Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us… Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also… These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you… Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. – I John 2:18-19, 22-23, 26 4:1-3
In the beginning was the Word (Yeshua the Messiah), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
I and my Father are one. – John 10:30
This passage is applicable today in regards the Orthodox Jew and Karite moles that have slipped in among us unawares and has seduced and led away the best among us. And I certainly do not want to be in the shoes of them who let such folk in and knew all along who they were and their intentions.
The anti-messiah(s) are not who we think they are, they are not evil men one can spot because they have a widow’s peak, dark pointy eyebrows, and a maniacal grin on their face or have the laugh of a mad scientist. Anti can mean against, but more often means “another.” So these anti-messiahs are another messiah, someone or something that has replaced THE MESSIAH YESHUA. Such things as another man who is not divine or another religion or claiming messiah be not a man but an age.
If we do not stand on the Tanak (Old Testament) and on the writings of Rebbe Messiah Yeshua’s Tamlidim (Disciples) then we are as good as seduced (I Jn. 2:26) by such wolves in sheep’s clothing (Matt. 7:5)