Biblical Concept: Antichrist
NAS 1 John 2:18 Children, it is the last hour; and just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have arisen; from this we know that it is the last hour. (Last hour antichrist relationship.) (Antichrist is a feature of the Church Age.) (“We know”: Be attuned for antichrist activities.) (“many antichrists have arisen”)
22 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. (Liar, Christ denial, relationship.) (Denial and Triunity relationship.)
NAS 1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. (Spirit of antichrist, a factor in the world.)
NAS 2 John 1:7 For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist. (Many deceivers, a feature of the world.) (Deceiver incarnation relationship.) (Deceiver antichrist relationship.) (Antichrist deceiver is a feature of the Church Age.)
Antichrist deceiver is a feature of the Church Age—quotes:
“Jesus, the Christ, a created individual, is the second greatest personage of the Universe. Jehovah God and Jesus together constitute the superior authorities” (Make Sure of All Things, p. 207).
... “He was a god, but not the Almighty God, who is Jehovah” (Let God Be True, p. 33).
“The truth of the matter is that the word is Jesus Christ, who did have a beginning” (Let God Be True, p. 88).
God himself was once as we are now, and is an exalted man, and sits enthroned in yonder heavens! . . . I am going to tell you how God came to be God. We have imagined and supposed that God was God from all eternity. I will refute that idea, and take away the veil, so that you may see. . . . He was once a man like us; yea that God himself, the Father dwelt on an earth, the same as Jesus Christ himself did. . . . ”(Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, p. 321).
"[A] plurality of gods exist . . . there is an infinite number of holy personages, drawn from worlds without number, who have passed on to exaltation and are thus gods." (Mormon theologian and apostle Bruce McConkie, Mormon Doctrine, pp. 576-577.)