Please Ka Joji Crisostomo, state 1 John 2:18–23 to your audience on facebook and not only 1 John 2:18-19. Allow them then to make up their minds as to the meaning of the “antichrist”. Let them then have a fair chance to decide whether it’s appropriate to refer to Ka Rolando “Jon” Dizon as an “antichrist” based on the full context of all the verses, not just the verses you chose to release.
Please also feel free to post my entire thesis on this subject and not just a picture of the title, again, out of context. Then, let your audience decide whom to believe.
No authority to teach God’s words? We all have the ability to READ God’s words in full context if we so choose to open a bible. These verses in 1 John 2:18-23 are relatively easy to understand and clearly defines the definition of the “antichrist”. If you reveal the verses in full context, it may not be this controversial. We’ve already learned about these in previous bible lessons and worship services, but in full context. The frustration comes when a minister of the gospel, a district minister no less, of admittedly reasonable intelligence omits a few verses of the same chapter, at an attempt that more discerning members can only surmise would be an effort to character assassinate a minister like Ka Jon, who aided in the successful defense of our faith through countless viral debates. If you grace your audience with verse 22 and 23 of 1st John chapter 2, I believe in my heart of hearts, they will come to the same conclusion that it is inappropriate, inaccurate and dare I say deceitful to allude that Ka Rolando “Jon” Dizon is an antichrist. If not, we can then agree to disagree.
I’m a coward? In due time, I’m sure my real identity will be revealed. Any day now… And when that day comes, I will have to live with the consequences, in this life and the next. So will you. So will all of us. We all hope for the same salvation. I pray not only for mine, but for yours too Ka Crisostomo. And we both pray for the salvation of those that haven’t yet heard the full context of the gospel. Though appearances may be deceiving, you and I both hope for that same eternal life. Indeed we all do. I pray for God’s mercy not only for my soul, but also for the salvation of yours and each and every member of the Church Of Christ. May God have mercy on us all.
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.