10-17-2016 Not All Were Antichrist

“To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled” (Titus 1:15 NKJV).  It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that, because one, or some, of a class of people do a thing, that everyone in that class must be guilty of the same thing.  When “Antichrists” left the church of Christ, John wrote, “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 they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us” (1 John 2:19 NKJV).  John clearly showed that not all members of the churches of Christ were “Antichrist,” because those who became “Antichrist” were no longer satisfied to remain within the churches of Christ.    

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