8746 false Christs
Dictionary of Bible Themes

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Mistaken and deceptive people claiming to be Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ warns his followers to be on their guard against the appearance of such people.

Jesus Christ warns that false Christs will appear

Matthew 24:5 pp Mark 13:6 pp Luke 21:8 See also Matthew 24:23 pp Mark 13:21

False Christs will perform signs and miracles in order to deceive

Matthew 24:24 pp Mark 13:22

False Christs can be recognised because the return of Jesus Christ will be obvious to everyone

Matthew 24:27-31 pp Mark 13:24-27 pp Luke 21:25-28 The personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ is not described in terms of an appearance to a select group, but to the whole world. The attempt of anyone to convince others that he is Christ therefore is a sure sign of deception.

See also

2565  Christ, second coming
6145  deceit
8747  false gods
8749  false teachers
8767  hypocrisy
8776  lies
9115  antichrist, the

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