Transcript: Greetings, fellow truth seekers. This is an Aiken/Block video production. Herein we expose errors taught by the institutional churches, most of which use corrupt Bibles. All scripts issues are quoted from the 1611 Authorized King James Bible, first printing off the press in 1611 and approved by King James and the translation committee. Enjoy.
Little children, it is the last time: and as yee haue heard that Antichrist shall come, euen now are there many Antichrists, whereby wee know that it is the last time.1 John 2:18
That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not heare the Law of the Lord:
Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophecie not vnto vs right things: speake vnto vs smooth things, prophecie deceits.Isaiah 30:9-10
Antichrist from Advent to Advent defining an era are we in the last days? The Bible teaches that we are and have been for thousands of years. The Old Testament prophet Joel wrote
28 ¶ And it shall come to passe afterward, that I will powre out my Spirit vpon all flesh, and your sonnes and your daughters shall prophecie, your old men shall dreame dreames, your yong men shall see visions.
29 And also vpon the seruants, and vpon the handmaids in those dayes will I powre out my Spirit.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heauens, and in the earth, blood and fire, and pillars of smoke.
31 The Sunne shall be turned into darkenesse, and the Moone into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.Joel 2:28-31
Upon casual reading, one might think these verses teach that just before the second advent of Christ, god will pour out his Spirit upon all flesh, resulting in an unusual flurry of prophecy, visions and dreams. And that may very well happen during the years prior to Christ’s return. However, Peter clarifies the timing of that prophecy when in Acts Two, verses 17
And it shall come to passe in the last dayes (saith God) I will powre out of my Spirit vpon all flesh: and your sonnes and your daughters shall prophesie, and your yong men shall see visions, and your old men shall dreame dreames:
18 And on my seruants, and on my handmaidens, I will powre out in those daies of my Spirit, and they shall prophesie:
19 And I wil shew wonders in heauen aboue, and signes in the earth beneath: blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke.
20 The Sunne shall be turned into darkenesse, and the Moone into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come.
Peter paraphrases Joel in response to the outpouring of God’s Spirit at the day of Pentecost, when every man heard the word of God in his own tongue. Yet Peter says that this is something that shall come to pass in the last days. In other words, Peter confirms that Joel’s prophecy was being fulfilled at Pentecost before his very eyes that the church was in the last days. In the first century AD. Verse 19 speaks of signs in heaven and other great cosmological events involving the sun and moon. Obviously those things did not happen in the first century. We have no record and there is no reason to assume Scripture demands that they should. In fact, it is reasonable to say, like many biblical prophecies given back to back, there is a period of time between them.
Such is the outpouring of God’s Spirit and the cosmological events preceding the day of the Lord. The first part came to pass at Pentecost and the last part will occur prior to Christ’s second coming. Of importance to our discussion is that Peter confirmed Joel’s prophecy was to be fulfilled in the last days and that prophecy came to pass at Pentecost in the last days. And to ensure the reader understood perfectly that this was from the mouth of God, he added the words Saith God. In other words, thus saith the Lord. Paul writes in Hebrews one verses one two god, who at sundry times and in diverse manners spoken in time, passed unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son.
Like Peter, Paul refers to the days in which he lives as the last days, further confirming that the early church was living in the last days also, Paul wrote to Timothy this know also that in the last days perilous times shall come, for men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthinkable, unholy, without natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despises of those that are good, traitors, heady high minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God, having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof from such. Turn away, Paul says to Timothy, turn away from such wicked individuals peculiar to the last days. If Timothy was not living in the last days, certainly Paul’s warning would be pointless and asking Timothy to turn away from such would be absurd if the last days were something in the far future. Thus, from a biblical perspective, the last days is a period of time of unknown length. In fact, it began in the first century around when the Church was established and it continues to this very day. Just as the early church was in the last days, so are we 2000 years later.
The biblical phrase last time and last time also refers to the last days or the period of time beginning with Christ and the Church and extending up until the last day singular, which is the resurrection of the saints and the return of Christ. We know that the last time and last days refers to the same time period because John, Peter and Jude right of the last time and last time in the same context as the last days. For example, one John two, verse 18 reads 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. This verse is of particular importance in identifying Antichrist, as John makes it crystal clear that Antichrist is indigenous to the last time, and he confirms that the first century Church and Antichrist were contemporaneous. Lest there be any confusion that John spoke of a spirit of Antichrist rather than of actual persons, he wrote they went out from among us, but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us, but they went out that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Thus to say Antichrist is particular to the last time is correct. But to insist that the last time is anything other than a period of time beginning with Christ in the Church and extending until his second advent is biblically incorrect. Jude, the brother of Jesus, wrote, referring to the time in which he and other Christians were living, how that they told you there should be mockers in the last time who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. And Peter wrote in reference to the first advent of Christ, who Christ verily was foredained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. Here Peter reminds believers in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and bizarre that they are in the last times, the times of Christ’s incarnation, manifestation and thereafter. Why is it important that we correctly understand last days and last time as technical terms denoting the period of time from Christ’s Incarnation to his second advent?
It is important because this is the proper biblical understanding, and it denies the Jesuit futurism doctrine of Antichrist, whereby last days and last times are redefined to mean a period perhaps seven years near the end of the age wherein Antichrist is allegedly first revealed and after which Christ returns. So when Peter, Paul, Jude and John right that they are living in the last days and last time, and John affirms that Antichrist is not a thing of the distant future, but contemporaneous with the first century Church and every Church thereafter, they firmly established the historic doctrine of Antichrist held by Church leaders up until the late 19th century.
Moreover, it helps harmonize Paul’s teaching with Jones, though both write that Antichrist spirit and persons is contemporaneous with the Church and will exist until Christ’s second advent, Paul, in 2 Thessalonians, provide specific information about the rise and revelation of Antichrist as a specific person or office of persons, and a dynasty revealed when Cesarean Rome is replaced by papal Rome. Thus Paul and John agree that Antichrist has existed since the Church began, if not before, but will become a secular and ecclesial power in the last days. After the falling away of the Church and the restrainer is removed, the restrainer being Cesarean Rome the falling away
Paul wrote of began with the Church of Roman Emperor Constantine Circus 300 Ad. Which became the Roman Catholic Church. And by circa 500 Ad. Popes began competing for preeminence over all churches and eventually assumed titles exclusive to Christ and God. This marks the unveiling of Antichrist, a dynasty and a man. And it begins an historic period called the Dark Ages, lasting 10 years. During this time and beyond, persecution and slaughter of true Christians who refused to bow to papal authority was a common practice of Antichrist. Prophecy was being fulfilled. And those living in those times witnessed the revelation of Antichrist firsthand. And they knew they were in the last days and longed for Christ’s return, but were uncertain when that would be. Christians today are still living in the last days, yet every day that passes brings us closer to Christ’s return. Turn you’ve been watching an AC and Block video production. Many thanks for watching. Please give it prayerful consideration. May the Lord guide and keep you.