“Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.”
1 John 2:22
An antichrist is someone who does not recognise the Lord Jesus, who He is or what He has done to save sinful people. There are many like this. They are automatically liars, for the truth about Jesus is not in their minds and hearts and Jesus, the Way, the Truth and the Life, does not dwell in them by His Spirit.
If the Son is denied, then the Father is also denied. We cannot deny our God and Creator without serious consequences for us as individual people, and also for our collective groups. To deny God means we have no God, or a false God. To deny God and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, is to be an antichrist. No such person has a place in the everlasting kingdom. It is debatable if such a person could ever come into the kingdom at all. If we reject the gospel of grace and refuse the provision God has made for our souls, then there is nothing left for us, but a fiery day of indignation from God.
It is then a short walk to agnosticism and atheism, which completely denies the Lord and the heart atrophies and becomes hard. It is a most dreadful state it be in and ends in apathy and total unbelief.
The Lord Jesus, the Beloved Son the the Living God, has come into the world to make the sacrifice of Himself for the sake of rescuing people He made who hate Him and don’t want Him, so that they would not have to suffer the consequences of their own sinfulness. He has died in the cruel cross to lay the penalty that they deserve, so that they can go free and be free from the wrath of God, which is coming. Sin will be dealt with and either we face the wrath on our own, or we are hidden in the death of Christ, and sheltered from the coming doom. Why would anyone think they can face this alone? It is utter folly.
“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt. They have done abominable works. There is none who does good.”
There is no good in this world outside of Christ and the atoning sacrifice He made for our sakes. There is no understanding or wisdom apart for the knowledge and purity of the Living God, and all else is corrupt. It is a very serious state to be in, and the way back is very difficult and maybe impossible. If we trample on the blood of Christ, there is no hope for us but to face that terrible day alone before God to face our fate and suffer the eternal death of our souls. We will be separated from all that is good, loving, kind, and merciful and will live in the darkness we have chosen. This warning goes out from John, both to us to repent and believe, but also to warn against the unbelieving mindset that has infiltrated this world and is polluting human hearts away from God forever.
We should fly to the love of the Saviour. He is our only refuge and hope and those strong and loving arms are held out, even in these days, for all who come and put their trust and hope in Him. Christ is willing to forgive everything and welcome us into His family as His one beloved people. Is really is folly to refuse Him and refuse the offer of mercy in the gospel call. We cling to our sin and it will shipwreck our lives and take us down in to murky depths of the realms of the antichrists.
The Spirit of the age is being set up for the last final push of evil that will sweep through out world at the end time. Someone will rise up to coordinate this whole campaign against the Lord and His anointed Saviour. He is called in the Scripture, the Antichrist, and his spirit is in all who refuse God. We either belong to God or to the spirit of the Antichrist. It has always been this way in every generation, for no one knows the day or the time when the Lord shall return. Then it will be too late to turn and repent, so when you hear His voice speaking into your conscience about your situation and need, you must come to Him and not put it off to some other time.
God does not always strive in the minds and hearts of people. He calls us and we must come and not procrastinate and insult His good offer of mercy. To deny this offer and therefore render it a lie, is to call God a liar and no truth is in us. We remain destitute, blind and under wrath. This is coming from the loving disciple, it is a ministry of warning against folly and unbelief. Will we remain in such a state? Will we bow our knees to the holy One and admit our fault and repent? It is the only suitable response to our Saviour and Lord.
A liar leads many astray and closes the door of mercy on the souls of the people around them, and causes many to stumble. It is not good to be this person, this is another aspect of the Antichrist spirit that lead many away from God to the destruction of their souls and the souls of those who associate with them. Liars generate lies and other liars. Our enemy, Satan, is called the Father of lies and he is. It is easy to see how he is behind all of this. He is bent on destroying the creations and the humans that God loves and wants to rescue.
The question is, will we believe him, or believe God. We embrace lies or truth.
“The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth.”
There is no other Saviour, there is no other God and no other provision for our souls. Everything outside of Christ is falsehood and unbelief. When we look at Him with the believing eye of faith, we see who He is, the Lord of glory and full of grace and truth. Fixing our eyes on Him is the pathway to grace and truth, for all who believe.
“For you are great, and do wondrous things. You are God alone. Teach me your way, Lord. I will walk in your truth. Make my heart undivided to fear your name. I will praise you, Lord my God, with my whole heart. I will glorify your name forevermore. For your loving kindness is great toward me. You have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.”