Bible Reading: 1 John 2:22
According to the Apostle John, anyone who refuses to confess Jesus Christ is a â€œliarâ€ and â€œantichrist.â€ The prefix â€œantiâ€ obviously means â€œagainst.â€ All who refuse to publicly confess Jesus Christ are against Christ. By refusing to acknowledge that Christ is the only way to God they deny the truth, declare a lie, and pit themselves against Christ by attempting to persuade men to spurn the salvation He has wrought for us through His sinless life, vicarious death, and bodily resurrection.
What more dastardly deed can any man perpetrate against Christ than this? What more dastardly deed can any man perpetrate against his fellowman than this? No wonder John defines an â€œantichristâ€ as anyone refusing to confess Jesus Christ. There is no greater sin we can commit nor any other sin that carries such grave and eternal consequence to ourselves, as well as to our fellowman.