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The basic idea of anti is “facing.” This may be a matter of opposition, unfriendliness or antagonism, or of agreement. These meanings are exemplified in compounds of the preposition with verbs, and in nouns. The following are instances: antiparerchomai in Luk 10:31 32, where the verb is rendered “passed by on the other side,” i.e., of the road, but facing the wounded man; antiballo in Luk 24:17, where the anti suggests that the two disciples, in exchanging words (see RV marg.), turned to face one another, indicating the earnest nature of their conversation. The idea of antagonism is seen in antidikos, “an adversary,” Mat 5:25, antichristos, “antichrist,” 1Jo 4:3, etc. There is no instance of the uncompounded preposition signifying “against.” Arising from the basic significance, however, there are several other meanings attaching to the separate use of the preposition. In the majority of the occurrences in the NT, the idea is that of “in the place of,” “instead of,” or of exchange; e.g., Mat 5:38, “an eye for (anti) an eye”; Rom 12:17, “evil for evil”; so 1Th 5:15 1Pe 3:9, and, in the same verse, “reviling for reviling.” The ideas of substitution and exchange are combined, e.g., in Luk 11:11, “for a fish… a serpent”; Heb 12:16, “for one mess of meat . . . his own birthright.” So in Mat 17:27, “a shekel (stater). . . for thee and Me,” where the phrase is condensed; that is to say, the exchange is that of the coin for the tax demanded from Christ and Peter, rather than for the persons themselves. So in 1Co 11:15, where the hair is a substitute for the covering. Of special doctrinal importance are Mat 20:28; Mar 10:45, “to give His life a ransom (lutron) for (anti) many.” Here the substitutionary significance, “instead of,” is clear, as also with the compound antilutron in 1Ti 2:6, “who gave Himself a ransom (antilutron) for (huper) all”; here the use of huper, “on behalf of,” is noticeable. Christ gave Himself as a ransom (of a substitutionary character), not instead of all men, but on behalf of all The actual substitution, as in the passages in Matthew and Mark, is expressed by the anti, instead of, “many.” The unrepentant man should not be told that Christ was his substitute, for in that case the exchange would hold good for him and though unregenerate he would not be in the place of death, a condition in which, however he exists while unconverted. Accordingly the “many” are those who, through faith, are delivered from that condition. The substitutionary meaning is exemplified in Jam 4:15, where the KJV and RV render the anti “for that” (RV, marg., “instead of”). In Heb 12:2, “for (anti) the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,” neither the thought of exchange nor that of substitution is conveyed; here the basic idea of facing is present. The cross and the joy faced each other in the mind of Christ and He chose the one with the other in view. In Joh 1:16 the phrase “grace for grace” is used. The idea of “following upon” has been suggested, as wave follows wave. Is not the meaning that the grace we receive corresponds to the grace inherent in Christ, out of whose fullness we receive it? The primary meaning of huper is “over,” “above.” Hence, metaphorically, with the accusative case, it is used of superiority, e.g., Mat 10:24, “above his master” (or teacher); or of measure in excess, in the sense of beyond, e.g., 1Co 4:6, “beyond the things that are written”; or “than,” after a comparative, e.g., Luk 16:8; Heb 4:12; or “more than,” after a verb, e.g., Mat 10:37. With the genitive it means “on behalf of, in the interests of,” e.g., of prayer, Mat 5:44; of giving up one’s life, and especially of Christ’s so doing for man’s redemption, e.g., Joh 10:15 1Ti 2:6, “on behalf of all” (see under Ann); 2Th 2:1, “in the interest of (i.e., ‘with a view to correcting your thoughts about’) the Coming.” The difficult passage, 1Co 15:29, possibly comes here. With an alteration of the punctuation (feasible from the ms. point of view). the reference may be to baptism as taught elsewhere in the NT, and the verse may read thus: “Else what shall they do which are being baptized? (i.e., what purpose can they serve?); (it is) in the interest of the dead, if the dead are not raised at all. Why then are they baptized in the interest of them?” That is to say, they fulfill the ordinance in the interest of a Christ who is dead and in joint witness with (and therefore, in the interest of) believers who never will be raised, whereas an essential element in baptism is its testimony to the resurrection of Christ and of the believer. In some passages huper may be used in the substitutionary sense, e.g., Joh 10:11 15; Rom 8:32; but it cannot be so taken in the majority of instances. Cf. 2Co 5:15, in regard to which, while it might be said that Christ died in place of us, it cannot be said that Christ rose again in the place of us.
By vine’s expository dictionary
The Spirit of Anti-Christ has been in the world from the time of John’s writing to the present day. That being the case I present for your consideration that we believe the Anti-Christ is one who not only is against any other religious point of view, and will take almost any measure to enforce its views upon the people, even to the point of murdering them in the Name of their religious views.
Secondly, The Anti-Christ Spirit is one who claims to speak for Christ/God Vicariously.
Who is the Vicar of Christ
(Latin Vicarius Christi). A title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ. It’s founded on the words of the Divine Shepherd to St. Peter: “Feed my lambs. . . . Feed my sheep” (John 21:16-17), by which He constituted the Prince of the Apostles guardian of His entire flock in His own place, thus making him His Vicar and fulfilling the promise made in Matthew 16:18-19. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15403b.htm
Jesus Christ predicted that then when He said Joh 16:2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.
Now consider this: History records that the Jews were the first to fulfill this prediction. Then the nation of Rome, lastly the Roman Catholic Religion. In recent times, the church has suffered at the hands of all Christ hating groups, and individuals. Saul (a Jew) before he became known as Paul (a Christian) was one of the first to persecute the believer. He repented and so can the leaders of any group as well as any one person. Yet not redefining their doctrinal creeds.
JUDAISM: is no longer in the business of persecuting Christians or any other group, not because of any internal changes to its doctrinal creeds, but only because they have adopted a secular form of Government with a Jewish undertone.
ROME: The world saw the demise of the mighty Nation of Rome. Today it is the capital of Italy far from its former glory as a Nation.
ROMAN CATHOLIC RELIGION & THEIR INQUISITIONS: persecuted everyone that did not conform to its style of Christianity during the time of the Inquisition. As far as I know they have not changed their Doctrinal Creeds to prevent them from ever engaging in a future Inquisition. To that I submit for your consideration the following Documentaries below.
2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, my brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2Th 2:2 that you should not be soon shaken in mind or troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word or letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3 Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there first comes a falling away, AND THE MAN OF SIN SHALL BE REVEALED, THE SON OF PERDITION,
2Th 2:4 who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, setting himself forth, that he is God. 2Th 2:5 Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you?
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2Th 2:3 Let not anyone deceive you by any means. For that Day shall not come unless there FIRST COMES A FALLING AWAY, AND THE MAN OF SIN SHALL BE REVEALED, THE SON OF PERDITION… Fall Away From What? If, as I believe one is save by Grace alone through Faith believing alone, and since we are not saved by anything we can do, good or bad, and since there is no amount of good or bad the one can do to keep saved or lose one’s salvation. Yet, there is one work that Jesus said we must do to keep saved. We’re told to keep it unto the end and we will be save. What is this work? It is the Work (not Works) of faith believing Joh 6:28. The attack of the persecutors of all ages has been to get us to give up the faith once hand down from the beginning, this you must never do! Joh 6:28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Joh 6:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent. Jud_1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Mar_13:13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. Rev_2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: