We are continuing our series on preterism as taught by R.C. Sproul and getting to the fun topic of the antichrist. This is a wonderful topic. Loads of great fun! :-)
There are a lot of questions on this topic. There is also a lot of confusion over the subject. Are "the antichritst", "the man of lawlessness" and "the beast" all the same person?
Many are unaware that the only place the word "antichrist" is used is in 1 John. This is almost exclusively used with Gnostic and Docetic heresy. This was something John was facing as a serious reality and problem. I honestly believe that the church is suffering from this again today. But in conservative and liberal churches alike even.
The only extra comment I will add to this video is the interesting discussion on the man of lawlessness residing in the temple. This is the crucial verse for the building of a second temple. A preterist perspective on this passage does great damage to any argument for a future temple in Jerusalem. I do believe that a couple posts on 2 Thessalonians 2 are in order.