Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, August 7, 2016

We are now noting how  the Antichrist will be the physical son of Satan—a position different from a lot of so-called scholars who I believe forget the importance of the counterfeit ministry of Satan.

The unholy trinity refers to Satan [the father]. the anti-Christ [the son and therefore Satan's son] and the false prophet [counterfeit spirit who is the messenger for the anti-Christ].

When the son of Satan comes in keeping with our Lord's predictions in John 5:43, he will exercise a prophetic office even to the extent of working miracles (REV 13:13-14).

The anti-christ is not a system, it is not a reference to a church found in Rome but "he" is a literal person.
If he is a literal person, who is he, is he alive right now, and where is he, and when will he come on the scene?
Is he real and where should we expect him to come from. What should we expect from him?
"Asshur" "the Crooked Serpent" the Bloody and Deceitful Man" "the Wicked One" "the Man of the Earth"
the "Mighty Man" "the Adversary" "the Head over many countries" "the Evil Man" “the Violent Man" "the Assyrian"
"the Rod" of God's anger "the Wicked" "the King of Babylon" the "Spoiler" the destroyer of the Gentiles" the "Enemy"
the "Cruel One" "Profane Wicked Prince of Israel" the "Prince of Tyre" "the chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal" "the King of Princes"
the "Merchant" "Belial" "the Idol Shepherd" "the Beast" He is not just an antichrist, he is the Antichrist.

These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ, and the occasion on which they were uttered and the connection in which they are found, warn us about who the anti-Christ will be and where he will come from.

The chapter opens by revealing the Savior healing the impotent man who lay by the pool of Bethesda.

The Father Himself (v. 32) ; John the Baptist (v. 33); His own works (v. 36) ; and the Scriptures (v. 39).

"How can ye believe who receive honor (glory) one of another, and seek not the honor (glory) that cometh from God only?" (v. 44).

It was that the One who had come to them in the Father's name, and who "received not glory from men" (v. 41) was rejected by them.

Just as Eve's rejection of the word of God's truth laid her open to accept the serpent's lie, so Israel's rejection of the true Messiah has prepared them, morally, to receive the false Messiah, for he will come in his own name, doing his own pleasure, and will "receive glory
from men."

The future appearing of this one who shall "come in his own name" was announced, then, by the Lord Himself.
1. The term "Antichrist" whether employed in the singular or the plural, denotes a person or persons, and never a system.

Just as truly as the Christ is the title of a single person, the Son of God, so the Antichrist will be a single person, the son of' Satan.

According to the Bible the Antichrist will be a descendant of Abraham, a Jew.

He is none but a full-blooded Jew and that is why he will be able to palm himself off on the Jewish people as their long-expected Messiah.

Verse 17, a sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered, And his right eye will be blind."

In 2Th  2:4 we learn that the Man of Sin shall sit "in the Temple of God", and St. Peter's at Rome cannot possibly be called that.

The "Temple" in which the Antichrist shall sit will be the rebuilt temple of the Jews, and that will be located not in Italy but in Jerusalem.

The Antichrist will be received by the Jews because they will believe that he is Jewish.

JOH 5:23  "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";

The Antichrist will make a Covenant with the Jews in DAN 9:27.

All this takes place in Jerusalem not in Rome!

We know of no record upon the scroll of history of any pope having ever made a seven-year Covenant with the Jews!

The Antichrist, then, will plant the tabernacles of his palace "between the seas", that is, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

In Dan 9 it shows that he will make his seven-years' Covenant with the Jews at the beginning of the last of the seventy "weeks" which is to bring in "the end" of Israel's sins and "finish the transgression" (9:24).

The Antichrist will deny both the Father and the Son: "He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (l John 2:22).

Rome has always maintained in her councils and creeds, her symbols of faith and worship, that there are three persons in the Godhead,
Father, Son and he Holy Spirit. Since the time of the Council of Trent (1563 A. D.), every Roman Catholic has had to confess "I believe in

God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.
The pope acknowledges both the Father and the Son: he confesses himself to be both the servant of God and His worshipper; he blesses the people not in his own name, but in that of the Holy Trinity.

Yes he may be involved in apostasy but he cannot be the anti-Christ.

The Antichrist is described as the one ""who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God. or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2Th. 2: 4).

Not even Pope Leo ventured to deify himself or supersede God.

The popes have made many false and impious claims for themselves; but they have never tried to take the role of the Father even though they have taught another Jesus, Gospel, Spirit and doctrine.

So the Antichrist will be received by the Jews.   The Antichrist will make a Covenant with the Jews in DAN 9:24-27.

The Antichrist will deny both the Father and the Son: "He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (l John 2:22).

The Antichrist is described as the one ""who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God. or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2Th 2: 4).

The very name "Antichrist" argues strongly his Jewish nationality. This title "Antichrist" has a double significance. It means that he will be one who shall be "opposed" to Christ, one who will be His enemy.

It also teaches that he will be a mock Christ, an imitation Christ, a pro-Christ, a pseudo Christ.

He will pose as the real Messiah of Israel. In such case he must be a Jew.

This mock Christ will be "received" by Israel.

The Jews will be deceived by Him because they will believe that he is indeed their long-expected Messiah.

The Antichrist Will Be The Son Of Satan.

The Devil is the #1 imitator and much of his success in deceiving men is due to his marvelous skill in counterfeiting the things of God.

Do we read of Christ going forth to sow the "good seed" (MAT 13:24), then we also read of the enemy going forth to sow his "tares" -- an imitation wheat (MAT 13:25).

Do we read of "the children of God," then we also read of "the children of the wicked one" (MAT 13:38).

Do we read of God working in His children "both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13), then we are also told that the Prince of the power of the air is "the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience" (EPH 2:2).

Do we read of the Gospel of God, then we also read that Satan has a gospel -- "Another gospel, which is not another" (GAL 1:6-7).
Did Christ appoint "apostles," then Satan has his apostles too (2CO 11:13).

Are we told that "the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1Co  2:10), then Satan also provides his "deep things" (REV 2:24).

Are we told that God, by His angel, will "seal" His servants in their foreheads (REV 7:3), so also we read that Satan, by his angels, will set a mark in the foreheads of his devotees (REV 13:16).

Does the Father seek "worshippers" (John 4:23), so also does Satan (REV 13:4).

Did Christ quote scripture, so also did Satan (MAT 4:6).

Is Christ the Light of the world, then Satan also is transformed as an "angel of light" (2CO 11:14).

Is Christ denominated "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (REV 5:5), then the Devil is also referred to as "a roaring lion" (1PE 5:6).

Do we read of Christ and "His angels" (MAT 24:31), then we also read of the Devil and "his angels" (MAT 25:41).

Did Christ work miracles, so also will Satan (2TH 2:9).

Is Christ seated upon a "Throne," so also will Satan be (REV 2:13).

Has Christ a Church, then Satan has his "synagogue" (REV 2:9).

Has Christ a "bride," then Satan has his "whore" (Rev 17).

Has God His "Vine," so has Satan (REV 14:19).

Does God have a city, the new Jerusalem, then Satan has a city, Babylon (REV 17:5; 18:2).

Is there a "mystery of godliness" (1Ti3:16), so also there is a "mystery of iniquity" (2TH 2:7).

Does God have an only-begotten Son, so we read of "the Son of Perdition" (2TH 2:3).

Is Christ called "the Seed of the woman," then the Antichrist will be "the seed of the serpent" (GEN 3:15).

Is the Son of God also the Son of Man, then the son of Satan will also be the "Man of Sin" (2TH 2:3).

Is there a Holy Trinity, then there is also an Evil Trinity (REV 20:10).

Is there a Holy Trinity, then there is also an Evil Trinity (REV 20:10).   In this Trinity of Evil Satan himself is supreme, just as in the Blessed
Trinity the Father is (governmentally) supreme: note that Satan is referred to as a father (JOH 8:44, etc.).

Unto his son, the Antichrist, Satan gives his authority and power to represent and act for him (REV 13:4) just as God the Son received "all power in heaven and earth" from His Father, and uses it for His glory.

The Dragon (Satan) and the Beast (Antichrist) are accompanied by a third, the False Prophet.

Just as the third person in the Holy Trinity, the Spirit, bears witness to the person and work of Christ and glorifies Him, so shall the third person in the Evil Trinity bear witness to the person and work of the Antichrist and glorify him (see REV 13:11-14).

The Antichrist will be a man, and yet more than man, just as Christ was Man and yet more than man.

The Antichrist will be the Superman' of whom the world, even now, is talking, and for whom it is looking.

The Wicked One who is to be revealed shortly, will be a supernatural character, he will be the Son of Satan.

His twofold nature is plainly declared in 2TH 2:3 -- "That man of Sin, the Son of Perdition."

The point I want to make is that Antichrist will be a super-human being, a fallen and unclean spirit a stated in Mat 12.

He was a "man," MAT 26:24 "The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."

In John 6:70 we read, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a Devil?"

There are many demons, but only one Devil.

As we have seen, in JOH 17:12 Christ termed Judas "the Son of Perdition," and 2TH 2:3 we find that the Antichrist is designated in a similar way.

These are the only two places in all the Bible where his name occurs, and the fact that Judas was termed by Christ not a "son of perdition," but "the Son of Perdition" is very interesting.

In REV 11:7 we have the first reference to "the Beast" in the book of Revelation,   REV 11:7  And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.

The Abyss is the abode of lost spirits, the place of their incarceration and torment -- REV 20:1-3.

The Antichrist will be Judas Iscariot reincarnated.

ACT 1:25 = "an individual who the apostles were trying to vote in as a replacement for Judas Iscariot we read that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."

Judas went "to his own place," and "the beast ascends out of the Abyss" and you have some very interesting analogies.

At the time the book of Revelation was written that the Beast "was not" then on the earth, but that he had been on it formerly.

Here then is further evidence that the Antichrist who is yet to appear has been on earth before.

The questions that we should have, and that many are afraid to ask because of failure of rejection, is what relationship exists between Judas Iscariot and the anti-Christ?

This is very striking, and confirms what has been said above, namely, that the Antichrist will be one who has already appeared on earth, and has been in "the Abyss" during the interval which precedes his return to the earth.

The Antichrist will not be cast, eventually into the Abyss, as Satan will be at the end of the Millennium (REV 20:1-3), but into the Lake of

Fire which is the final abode of the damned.

The judgment meted out to him is final and irrevocable, as will be that of the Devil a thousand years later, according to REV 20:10.

Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, August 7, 2016

We are now noting how  the Antichrist will be the physical son of Satan—a position different from a lot of so-called scholars who I believe forget the importance of the counterfeit ministry of Satan.

The unholy trinity refers to Satan [the father]. the anti-Christ [the son and therefore Satan's son] and the false prophet [counterfeit spirit who is the messenger for the anti-Christ].

When the son of Satan comes in keeping with our Lord's predictions in John 5:43, he will exercise a prophetic office even to the extent of working miracles (REV 13:13-14).

The anti-christ is not a system, it is not a reference to a church found in Rome but "he" is a literal person.
If he is a literal person, who is he, is he alive right now, and where is he, and when will he come on the scene?
Is he real and where should we expect him to come from. What should we expect from him?
"Asshur" "the Crooked Serpent" the Bloody and Deceitful Man" "the Wicked One" "the Man of the Earth"
the "Mighty Man" "the Adversary" "the Head over many countries" "the Evil Man" “the Violent Man" "the Assyrian"
"the Rod" of God's anger "the Wicked" "the King of Babylon" the "Spoiler" the destroyer of the Gentiles" the "Enemy"
the "Cruel One" "Profane Wicked Prince of Israel" the "Prince of Tyre" "the chief Prince of Meshech and Tubal" "the King of Princes"
the "Merchant" "Belial" "the Idol Shepherd" "the Beast" He is not just an antichrist, he is the Antichrist.

These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ, and the occasion on which they were uttered and the connection in which they are found, warn us about who the anti-Christ will be and where he will come from.

The chapter opens by revealing the Savior healing the impotent man who lay by the pool of Bethesda.

The Father Himself (v. 32) ; John the Baptist (v. 33); His own works (v. 36) ; and the Scriptures (v. 39).

"How can ye believe who receive honor (glory) one of another, and seek not the honor (glory) that cometh from God only?" (v. 44).

It was that the One who had come to them in the Father's name, and who "received not glory from men" (v. 41) was rejected by them.

Just as Eve's rejection of the word of God's truth laid her open to accept the serpent's lie, so Israel's rejection of the true Messiah has prepared them, morally, to receive the false Messiah, for he will come in his own name, doing his own pleasure, and will "receive glory
from men."

The future appearing of this one who shall "come in his own name" was announced, then, by the Lord Himself.
1. The term "Antichrist" whether employed in the singular or the plural, denotes a person or persons, and never a system.

Just as truly as the Christ is the title of a single person, the Son of God, so the Antichrist will be a single person, the son of' Satan.

According to the Bible the Antichrist will be a descendant of Abraham, a Jew.

He is none but a full-blooded Jew and that is why he will be able to palm himself off on the Jewish people as their long-expected Messiah.

Verse 17, a sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered, And his right eye will be blind."

In 2Th  2:4 we learn that the Man of Sin shall sit "in the Temple of God", and St. Peter's at Rome cannot possibly be called that.

The "Temple" in which the Antichrist shall sit will be the rebuilt temple of the Jews, and that will be located not in Italy but in Jerusalem.

The Antichrist will be received by the Jews because they will believe that he is Jewish.

JOH 5:23  "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";

The Antichrist will make a Covenant with the Jews in DAN 9:27.

All this takes place in Jerusalem not in Rome!

We know of no record upon the scroll of history of any pope having ever made a seven-year Covenant with the Jews!

The Antichrist, then, will plant the tabernacles of his palace "between the seas", that is, between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

In Dan 9 it shows that he will make his seven-years' Covenant with the Jews at the beginning of the last of the seventy "weeks" which is to bring in "the end" of Israel's sins and "finish the transgression" (9:24).

The Antichrist will deny both the Father and the Son: "He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (l John 2:22).

Rome has always maintained in her councils and creeds, her symbols of faith and worship, that there are three persons in the Godhead,
Father, Son and he Holy Spirit. Since the time of the Council of Trent (1563 A. D.), every Roman Catholic has had to confess "I believe in

God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Holy Spirit.
The pope acknowledges both the Father and the Son: he confesses himself to be both the servant of God and His worshipper; he blesses the people not in his own name, but in that of the Holy Trinity.

Yes he may be involved in apostasy but he cannot be the anti-Christ.

The Antichrist is described as the one ""who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God. or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2Th. 2: 4).

Not even Pope Leo ventured to deify himself or supersede God.

The popes have made many false and impious claims for themselves; but they have never tried to take the role of the Father even though they have taught another Jesus, Gospel, Spirit and doctrine.

So the Antichrist will be received by the Jews.   The Antichrist will make a Covenant with the Jews in DAN 9:24-27.

The Antichrist will deny both the Father and the Son: "He is Antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (l John 2:22).

The Antichrist is described as the one ""who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God. or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2Th 2: 4).

The very name "Antichrist" argues strongly his Jewish nationality. This title "Antichrist" has a double significance. It means that he will be one who shall be "opposed" to Christ, one who will be His enemy.

It also teaches that he will be a mock Christ, an imitation Christ, a pro-Christ, a pseudo Christ.

He will pose as the real Messiah of Israel. In such case he must be a Jew.

This mock Christ will be "received" by Israel.

The Jews will be deceived by Him because they will believe that he is indeed their long-expected Messiah.

The Antichrist Will Be The Son Of Satan.

The Devil is the #1 imitator and much of his success in deceiving men is due to his marvelous skill in counterfeiting the things of God.

Do we read of Christ going forth to sow the "good seed" (MAT 13:24), then we also read of the enemy going forth to sow his "tares" -- an imitation wheat (MAT 13:25).

Do we read of "the children of God," then we also read of "the children of the wicked one" (MAT 13:38).

Do we read of God working in His children "both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13), then we are also told that the Prince of the power of the air is "the spirit that now works in the children of disobedience" (EPH 2:2).

Do we read of the Gospel of God, then we also read that Satan has a gospel -- "Another gospel, which is not another" (GAL 1:6-7).
Did Christ appoint "apostles," then Satan has his apostles too (2CO 11:13).

Are we told that "the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God" (1Co  2:10), then Satan also provides his "deep things" (REV 2:24).

Are we told that God, by His angel, will "seal" His servants in their foreheads (REV 7:3), so also we read that Satan, by his angels, will set a mark in the foreheads of his devotees (REV 13:16).

Does the Father seek "worshippers" (John 4:23), so also does Satan (REV 13:4).

Did Christ quote scripture, so also did Satan (MAT 4:6).

Is Christ the Light of the world, then Satan also is transformed as an "angel of light" (2CO 11:14).

Is Christ denominated "the Lion of the tribe of Judah" (REV 5:5), then the Devil is also referred to as "a roaring lion" (1PE 5:6).

Do we read of Christ and "His angels" (MAT 24:31), then we also read of the Devil and "his angels" (MAT 25:41).

Did Christ work miracles, so also will Satan (2TH 2:9).

Is Christ seated upon a "Throne," so also will Satan be (REV 2:13).

Has Christ a Church, then Satan has his "synagogue" (REV 2:9).

Has Christ a "bride," then Satan has his "whore" (Rev 17).

Has God His "Vine," so has Satan (REV 14:19).

Does God have a city, the new Jerusalem, then Satan has a city, Babylon (REV 17:5; 18:2).

Is there a "mystery of godliness" (1Ti3:16), so also there is a "mystery of iniquity" (2TH 2:7).

Does God have an only-begotten Son, so we read of "the Son of Perdition" (2TH 2:3).

Is Christ called "the Seed of the woman," then the Antichrist will be "the seed of the serpent" (GEN 3:15).

Is the Son of God also the Son of Man, then the son of Satan will also be the "Man of Sin" (2TH 2:3).

Is there a Holy Trinity, then there is also an Evil Trinity (REV 20:10).

Is there a Holy Trinity, then there is also an Evil Trinity (REV 20:10).   In this Trinity of Evil Satan himself is supreme, just as in the Blessed
Trinity the Father is (governmentally) supreme: note that Satan is referred to as a father (JOH 8:44, etc.).

Unto his son, the Antichrist, Satan gives his authority and power to represent and act for him (REV 13:4) just as God the Son received "all power in heaven and earth" from His Father, and uses it for His glory.

The Dragon (Satan) and the Beast (Antichrist) are accompanied by a third, the False Prophet.

Just as the third person in the Holy Trinity, the Spirit, bears witness to the person and work of Christ and glorifies Him, so shall the third person in the Evil Trinity bear witness to the person and work of the Antichrist and glorify him (see REV 13:11-14).

The Antichrist will be a man, and yet more than man, just as Christ was Man and yet more than man.

The Antichrist will be the Superman' of whom the world, even now, is talking, and for whom it is looking.

The Wicked One who is to be revealed shortly, will be a supernatural character, he will be the Son of Satan.

His twofold nature is plainly declared in 2TH 2:3 -- "That man of Sin, the Son of Perdition."

The point I want to make is that Antichrist will be a super-human being, a fallen and unclean spirit a stated in Mat 12.

He was a "man," MAT 26:24 "The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born."

In John 6:70 we read, "Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a Devil?"

There are many demons, but only one Devil.

As we have seen, in JOH 17:12 Christ termed Judas "the Son of Perdition," and 2TH 2:3 we find that the Antichrist is designated in a similar way.

These are the only two places in all the Bible where his name occurs, and the fact that Judas was termed by Christ not a "son of perdition," but "the Son of Perdition" is very interesting.

In REV 11:7 we have the first reference to "the Beast" in the book of Revelation,   REV 11:7  And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that comes up out of the abyss will make war with them, and overcome them and kill them.

The Abyss is the abode of lost spirits, the place of their incarceration and torment -- REV 20:1-3.

The Antichrist will be Judas Iscariot reincarnated.

ACT 1:25 = "an individual who the apostles were trying to vote in as a replacement for Judas Iscariot we read that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place."

Judas went "to his own place," and "the beast ascends out of the Abyss" and you have some very interesting analogies.

At the time the book of Revelation was written that the Beast "was not" then on the earth, but that he had been on it formerly.

Here then is further evidence that the Antichrist who is yet to appear has been on earth before.

The questions that we should have, and that many are afraid to ask because of failure of rejection, is what relationship exists between Judas Iscariot and the anti-Christ?

This is very striking, and confirms what has been said above, namely, that the Antichrist will be one who has already appeared on earth, and has been in "the Abyss" during the interval which precedes his return to the earth.

The Antichrist will not be cast, eventually into the Abyss, as Satan will be at the end of the Millennium (REV 20:1-3), but into the Lake of

Fire which is the final abode of the damned.

The judgment meted out to him is final and irrevocable, as will be that of the Devil a thousand years later, according to REV 20:10.

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