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The Spirit of Antichrist

This article is reproduced from the book ‘Will Islam Be Our Future? A Study of Biblical and Islamic Eschatology‘ by Joel Richardson. It is Chapter 12 entitled ‘The Antichrist Spirit of Islam.’ I have instead used KJVER for the Bible verses.

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While we have already discussed the actual person of the Antichrist, the Bible also talks of an antichrist spirit.  Apart from the one direct reference in the Bible to The Antichrist, there are four other times that the word is used in a more general sense by the Apostle John.  Each time it is in reference to a particular spirit.  This spirit is defined by its denial of some very specific aspects of Jesus’ nature and His relationship to God the Father.  Following are the verses that describe this “antichrist” spirit (emphases added):