Dear Young Earth Creationists, Inerrantists and other -ists,
You and I may disagree, but when we do so, please refrain from the use of the word ‘anti-Christ.’ It makes you look rather foolish. You see, the Text which you claim as your ultimate authority, and in fact by using the word as you do you actually destroy your claim, not only invents the word but defines it:
Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. (1Jo 2:22 NRS)
I say this because many deceivers have gone out into the world. They deny that Jesus Christ came in a real body. Such a person is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2Jo 1:7 NLT)
You see, I have not denied that Christ has come in the flesh. So, when you use it because I disagree with your interpretation of Genesis, then you are using it wrong. It is annoying, and frankly, I am tired of being called ‘anti-Christ’ because I disagree with you. You are not Christ, nor right. I am not against God, Christ or Scripture. I am simply against dilettantes* misusing Scripture.
Joel ‘aka Damian’ Watts
*this does not apply to everyone who holds the views enumerated above.