District Minister Joji Crisostomo is lying to the brethren and using the bible as an instrument to deceive us. Please see the screenshot below of his Facebook post on 5/1/16.
He claims or alludes to the idea that Ka Rolando “Jon” Dizon was expelled recently because he is the “Antichrist” by referencing 1 John 2:18-19. However, he conveniently omits verses 22-23 of the same chapter that defines who the “Antichrists” are. If we reference the entire passage below in full context we can understand that the “Antichrists” are those who deny that our Lord Jesus is The Christ or Messiah and those who deny The Father and The son.
Not once have we witnessed Ka Dizon deny that our Lord Jesus is the Christ or Messiah, nor did he ever deny that The Father is our Almighty God. Indeed the opposite. When he denied the request of the corrupt leaders by refusing to spread lies and hate, he was obeying Christ (1st Peter 2:1-5; 1st John 2:9-11; Mark 12:28-31; Matt. 5:43-48), thereby also obeying God.
So by omitting verses 22-23 in the 2nd chapter of 1st John, DM Joji Crisostomo is either incompetent or deliberately deceiving us.
Who’s the more likely antichrist here? The one who obeys Christ by rejecting corrupt ministers, or a district minister who twists God’s words written in the bible to justify unjust expulsions?
If you see shades of Satan himself through this District Minister, you’re not alone. Satan also twisted God’s words as he was tempting Jesus (Matthew 4:1-11).
Now, let’s end this inquiry with the same words DM Joji Crisostomo used to end his post, “So who will you believe?”
Warning Concerning Antichrists (1 John 2:18-23)
18 Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour. 19 They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us. 20 But you have been anointed by the Holy One, and you all have knowledge.4 21 I write to you, not because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and because no lie is of the truth. 22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also. 24 Let what you heard from the beginning abide in you. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, then you too will abide in the Son and in the Father.