SyneRyder - journal

So, what do you believe in?

I believe in Pi. You can decide for yourself what that means.

Are you a Christian or something?

No, absolutely not. I can understand why you would think that - I went to a Christian high school, many of my friends years ago were active churchgoing Christians, and I've written a few online journal entries in the past with religious overtones. However I'm not a Christian and I'd really appreciate it if you could remember that, thanks!

Why do you call yourself an antichrist?

Because the Bible calls me one. The word antichrist appears only 4 times in the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible: 1 John 2:18, 1 John 2:22, 1 John 4:3, and 2 John 1:7. You can verify this with the concordance at Blue Letter Bible. It's worth reading how the Bible defines antichrist:

"Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." - 1 John 2:22, KJV.

So the antichrist is anyone who does not believe in God, or does not believe Jesus is the Messiah or the son of God. You do not have to dislike Christians or Christianity to be an antichrist - if you don't share their beliefs, you are an antichrist. Note that some newer translations remove all references to antichrist. Take a look at 1 John 2:22 in the Good News Bible, Australian Edition, 1988:

"Who, then, is the liar? It is anyone who says that Jesus is not the Messiah. Such a person is the Enemy of Christ - he rejects both the Father and the Son." - 1 John 2:22, Good News Bible, Australian Edition, 1988.

It's a subtle change, but it's enough to make many Christians think there is only one Antichrist. 1 John 2:18 specifically says there are many antichrists in KJV, but the Good News Bible uses capitalization to make you think that "enemies of Christ" are somehow different to "the Enemy of Christ". KJV doesn't make this distinction.

Timothy Southall had a page some years ago called Who Is The Antichrist? that explains this very clearly.

You need to add a section to this page called "Ethell, My God."


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