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When I think of the idea of antichrist, I think of the Pillsbury Doughboy, no not really, I think of Judas. Judas was named as one of Jesus’ disciples, but yet he was really never one of them because he did not stay true to Jesus’ teachings. There is one occasion recorded in John 12 where Jesus was receiving worship from a woman who had bought an expensive box of nard (perfume) and broke it on Jesus’ feet and was wiping His feet with her hair. Judas was upset that this woman had wasted an entire year’s salary on this offering to Jesus. He said that she would have been better to sell the ointment and give the money to them so that they could give it to the poor. However, the Bible tells us that he didn’t really want to give the money to the poor. He wanted her to give the money to them because would embezzle funds from the money that was given to Jesus to support His ministry. Judas was opposed to Christ and embodied the thinking of the world’s system that John outlined in 1 John 2:15-17 – cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes, and the boasting of what he has and does.