- Oct 23, 2003
It is true, that John teaches both an anti-Christ and many anti-Christs. If we are understanding this matter, we should see that Satan has a "kingdom." And in that "kingdom" there are many "expressions" of the anti-Christ, meaning for example, a LEGION of devils in a single man. But they are all of the same "kingdom" of the devil. So in that structure their is an "administrative head" who is Satan. There are also both male and female expressions, for example Jezebel expressed in Rev. to the churches or the "spirit of whoredoms" that was "in the midst" of blinded Israel.
And the devil also has children, presumably "planted" as seed, replicating the sower of that seed, Satan. The mistake many make is when they see "people" as that seed. They are not. There is an entire "other" narrative in the scriptures that deals with this "unseen" world, it's powers, it's kingdom, it's rulers and the many occupants therein. Though they are one, they are many.
And we wonder why it's difficult territory to traverse.
At some point in my life, I wondered why the world was evil. And for quite some time I never factored in these equations of scripture, BECAUSE I, myself, was blinded to that adverse unseen aspect of our present reality, by the fact of it, even after salvation.