Q. 1. What does the word "Messiah" mean?
A. 1. "Messiah" is the Hebrew word for the "Anointed One." It is equal to the Greek word "Christos." In the Old Testament it was sometimes applied in a general sense to prophets or priests [Exo. 30:30], but more specifically it referred to the coming of one who would usher in a period of righteousness and conquer sin and evil [Dan. 9:26]. In the New Testament the Evangelists made it clear that they knew Jesus was the long-anticipated Messiah [Acts 2:36; Matt. 16:17; Gal. 3:24-29]. Those who refused to accept Jesus interpreted the promised kingdom to be a worldly domain and looked forward to a messiah who would be a military leader to help Israel triumph over her enemies.
Those enemies of Christianity, disguised as believers, are found in numerous denominations nowadays. Any religion that promotes the return of Christ to rule on earth as King in a worldly domain, they are being led by deceivers dressed in shepherd's clothes. Satan has many friends on earth, especially in the non-Catholic religions.