Sunday Study: For or Against Christ


“To understand how the stage is being set for the final conflict between Christ and Antichrist, it is helpful to consider some comparisons and contrasts between these two antagonists.

Anti is a Greek prefix that not only means “opposed to” but “in the place of.”

Our Lord was despised and rejected by Israel and by the world: the Antichrist will be hailed and embraced. Christ was mocked and jeered: the Antichrist will be praised.” Dave Hunt, The Berean Call

Christ came from above, John 6:38
Antichrist ascends from the pit, Rev. 11:7

Christ came in His Father’s name, John 5:43
Antichrist will come in his own name, Rev. 11:7

Christ humbled Himself, Phil. 2:8
Antichrist will exalt himself, 2 Thess. 2:4

Christ was despised, Isaiah 53:3
Antichrist will be admired, Rev. 13:3-4

Christ will be exalted, Phil 2:9
Antichrist will be cast down into hell, Isa. 14:14-15; Rev.19:20

Christ came to do His Father’s will, John 6:38
Antichrist will come to do his own will, Daniel 11:36

Christ came to save, Luke 19:10
Antichrist will come to destroy, Daniel 8:24

Christ is the good shepherd, John 10:4-15
Antichrist is the “idol (evil) shepherd”, Zech. 11:16,17

Christ is the “true vine,” John 15:1
Antichrist is the “vine of the earth”, Rev. 14:18

Christ is the “truth”, John 14:6
Antichrist is the “lie”, 2 Thess. 2:11

Christ is the “holy one,” Mark 1:24
Antichrist is the”lawless one”, 2 Thess. 2:8

Christ is the “man of sorrows” Isaiah 53:3
Antichrist “man of sin”, 2 Thess. 2:3

Christ is the “Son of God,” Luke 1:35
Antichrist is the son of “perdition” 2 Thess. 2:3

Christ is the “mystery of godliness: God manifest of the flesh, 1 Tim. 3:16
Antichrist is the “mystery of inequity, Satan manifest in the flesh” 2 Thess. 2:7

From "Dispensational Truth", by Dr. Clarence Larkin