Q: The Bible discusses the coming of the anti-christ; what is The Urantia Book`s stance on that?
A: As a revelation, The Urantia Book really doesn’t take a stance – -it relates facts that lead to the discovering of spiritual truths. An antichrist is not mentioned in The Urantia Book and a search of the Bible finds but four mentions by John in his writings. From these few verses it is obvious first, that John is assigning the concept of antichrist to anyone who didn’t believe in the divinity of Jesus, to disbelievers, and second, that belief was being expressed during John’s time – -about 100 A.D.
There are no references to an antichrist being a person or a spirit arriving at some later date.
There are some Biblical interpreters who ascribe certain references in the Bible to mean a being who will bring death and destruction onto the earth—and they call that being Antichrist, but if one is looking for literal references, the word “antichrist” is found only in a few places.
The four references for “antichrist” found in the KJV of the Bible are:
1Jn 2:18. 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.
1Jn 2:22. Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
1Jn 4:3. 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.
2Jn 1:7. For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
Thanks for this question; I hope my reply has been helpful to you.
Date published: 2014-05-18 17:54:31
Author: Truthbook Staff