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The Man of Lawlessness - 2 Thessalonians 2:4


Israeli Bar Avaddhon
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We will recognize the man of lawlessness?
 
"He stands in opposition and exalts himself above all that is called" god "or object of reverence, so that he sits in the temple of God, showing publicly that you are a god" - 2 Thessalonians 2: 4
 
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We are searching the scriptures carefully?
 
The title of the article might seem strange.
We all know, in fact, that the man of lawlessness is the apostate Christendom, that is, all those who have taught lies about the nature and teachings of Jesus Christ.
Obviously this also includes those, individuals or groups, who do not call themselves religious but to some extent spread lies about the Word of God.
These apostate religious organizations became extremely evident by the death of the last apostle onwards.
It even seems amazing the short amount of time that was necessary to this extent to adulterate every single teaching of the Lord and remain, in the eyes of the individual observers, "the people of God."
At the end of the second century AD, there was probably a single truly Christian teaching.
Every Christian, today, taking for granted that it is that person who will study the Bible diligently, should not make it hard to distinguish the man of lawlessness, the subject also called "anti-Christ" by the Apostle John - 1 John 2 : 18
So why such a title?
What we risk not recognizing in the end time?
We will address this topic starting from afar because the assumptions are not born from nothing; they are due, very often, partial or incorrect interpretation of some scriptures.
Scriptural steps that, at least in appearance, could got to do little or nothing to do with the subject matter.
 
Who makes up the "temple of God"?
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God , and that the spirit of God dwells in you?" - 1 Corinthians 3:16
"What! Do you not know that the body of you is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, which ye have of God? And you do not belong to yourselves, for you were bought with a price. By all means, glorify God in your body "- 1 Corinthians 6:19, 20
And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? Because we are the temple of the living God ; as God said, "I will dwell among them and walk among [them], and I will be their God, and they shall be my people" - 2 Corinthians 6:16
Reading these scriptures it is evident that the "temple of God" to which we refer is the congregation of anointed Christians with the Spirit.
So, if we connect the base writing this article with these other scriptures, it is evident that "the man of lawlessness" would be taken over to true worship.
Indeed, it would be just risen from true worship - Compare Acts 30:29, 30
If we just consider these writings, the man of lawlessness was born in the first century (in fact, the apostolo Paolo said that he was already at work) has operated in the past two millennia, causing confusion and pain to sincere seekers of truth and now just waiting for destruction by the UN (that, according to the current understanding - see footnote) *.
We should not expect anything, no twist, and it's hard to imagine that some Christians may still be misled by this entity.
How could, in fact, a careful student of the Word of God, suddenly believing that God is a Trinity, that Mary is the Mother "of God," that He created the fiery hell or limbo or any other "amenities" that Christianity teaches?
In the past it was very difficult to get a Bible that was almost certain to rely on those who claimed to teach.
If a Minister of Christianity had taught any of the above mentioned doctrines, how could you deny whether he had a Bible in hand?
So we should take note that this man of lawlessness has effectively acted in the past ... but now has had its day.
Anyone with a Bible in the house, while not coming to realize everything, will certainly understand that many doctrines taught by the church are simply false.
It's really like this?
If the understanding about the man of lawlessness was only partial, we risk not to be complacent dangerously?
 
" ... as to mislead, if possible, even the elect" - Matthew 24:24
We reflect on the words of the Lord.
In his description relative to the last days He mentioned false Christs and false prophets, and clearly pointed to the possibility of being misled.
But, as we said before, how can we be led astray today?
It is not hard to imagine how this could happen in the Middle Ages or in any other age.
In the recent past there have been many people who have claimed to be the Messiah or some other prophet with some "new message" to bring humanity - compares Galatians 1: 8
Many older or newer religions trace their beliefs in one of these characters and messages and then we can say that the man of lawlessness is continuing to act ... but what about true Christians?
How many of us would listen to a person, no matter how charismatic, if it said to be the Christ or have a new message for humanity?
It is very unlikely to happen something like that and not because we are better than others, but simply because the truth of God's Word protects us - Ecclesiastes 7:12
How, today, the man of lawlessness, at least potentially mislead even the elect?
For this to happen, we must at least accept the possibility that behind these words there is something more and perhaps our current understanding on the man of lawlessness is not complete .
There are other scriptures that can shed light on this subject?
 
Let us scrutinize the Scriptures carefully
We start from a logical assumption.
We said that the man of lawlessness is the clergy of Christendom and this article is not intended in any way to refute this profound truth - 1 John 2:22, 23
Since we're talking about two different subjects , we should not expect to find the scriptures that refute what has been said.
The purpose of this discussion is to understand if what we know about the man of lawlessness is complete or whether it can have a second commitment, a sort of "final revelation", something that we would not expect.
A change of skin that they can mislead anyone, even the people of God - Compare Matthew 7:22
The writing of 2 Thessalonians 2: 4 says that the man of lawlessness would "sit in the temple of God," but in always the same Bible writer "what fellowship do righteousness and lawlessness? Or what sharing does light have with darkness? "- 2 Corinthians 6:14
The questions are rhetorical and cause to reflect.
The answer is: no.
So if the "temple of God" mentioned in 2 Thessalonians 2: 4 it has to do with the congregation of anointed Christians, temple built on the truth, that is, on the foundation of Christ and the apostles , how can it sit there? - Compare Ephesians 2:19, 20
" Further, what harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will dwell among them and walk among [them], and I will be their God, and they shall be my people" - 2 Corinthians 6:15, 16
According to rhetorical questions contained in 2 Corinthians, it understands very well that the Temple of God remains so until it has nothing to do with lies, with idols, with Belial.
So Let us go back the question: if the man of lawlessness is a fraud just based on lies, on idols, on the teaching Satan himself, how can "sit" in the temple of God?
If the temple of God, even in this context, is built on Christ and on the Apostles, this is just not possible.
It 'true that this temple may need an adjustment and discipline because of errors, doctrinal or otherwise but it can not be based on falsehood - See Revelation 11: 1
We must also note that there is no difference from being part of the temple of God and sit in the temple of God.
Although the differences may seem minimal (and it is obvious that this is so because, as we said, we're not talking about two completely separate subjects), this is not a semantic game.
Consider Daniel 11:45.
Speaking of the last ruling king, that is, the one who will win the war against the king of the south, is said to "plant the tents of his palace between [the] grand sea and the holy Adornment mountain".
Again, although there was no talk of the temple of God , mentioning the "holy Adornment mountain" is generally thought to be referred to true worship.
It is certainly true that this king will interfere with true worship going so far as to throw it to the ground completely (Daniel 8:12) but it is to this that Daniel was referring to in this scripture ?
The question that should come to mind is ... "If the Adornment mountain depicts the congregation of anointed Christians (or God's people in general),  what does it represent the great sea?".
If we read just what it says, it does not seem truly and simply a geographical indication?
The great sea is the Mediterranean and the Adornment Mount is Mount Moriah.
Geographical indication but has important implications.
Is not our entrenched belief that Jerusalem has no longer any importance in the fulfillment of the prophecies to push reading "worship" instead of simply "upstream of Adornment"?
If accept this possibility, here the writing of 2 Thessalonians 2: 4 immediately takes on another meaning.
He "sits in the temple of God, showing publicly that you are a god," and there is no need to read what is not written - Compare Daniel 11: 36-39
This writing also is fulfilled in the end time, does not it?
Now, if we're talking about the man of lawlessness as we have known so far, in what sense will put his tent in the Adornment mount?
It would not have interfered in true worship, pretending to it, in the past two thousand years?
But we know that Daniel is talking about the last king, which is a political and military power, not a religion or group of religions.
Yet it is this power that "will not consider the god of his fathers ... and magnify himself on anyone" (thus also on any other god).
We take the words of the Lord that mention the false prophet.
" For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets shall show great signs and wonders to mislead, if possible, even the elect" - Matthew 24:24
Other translations reported "signs and wonders" .
False Christs are associated with signs and wonders and all this in the last few days so all the theories that these signs would have to deal with the humanitarian works (such as building hospitals, orphanages, etc.) die at birth.
Jesus speaks of signs and wonders and the only apparent miracles they may mislead the elect.
If none of us would be willing to go behind the first psychopath who assert to be Christ, what about someone who can do great signs and wonders, to create visions from heaven, or things like that?
Before you think this is nonsense let's see what he has to tell us another inspired book about the time of the end: Revelation.
" And I saw another wild beast ascending from the earth, and he had two horns like [those of] a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And it exercises all the authority of the first wild beast in front of that. It causes the earth and those who dwell therein to worship the first wild beast, whose deadly wound was healed. It performs great signs, so as to even call down fire from heaven to earth in front of the human race. It misleads those who dwell on the earth because of the signs that she was allowed to take ... "- Revelation 13: 11-14
What "signs" are allowed to have this beast?
If we try to forget what we have been taught about this subject , it does not seem that the writings of Daniel, Matthew and 2 Thessalonians are connected?
Is it not all about the false prophet and false worship?
They do not talk all the time of the end?
Do not mention the attack all the people of God?
The beast with two horns lamb of Revelation is also called "false prophet" so connection would be too obvious if we were not convinced that the false religion is represented by another subject.
The fact that he has two horns lamb should bring us back to the true Lamb and that it should be equally clear that it refers to a false Christ, a religious deception.
It should also be clear that the same mark of the beast is opposed to the seal given to the elect - Compare Revelation 13:11 with Revelation 14: 1 in ; Revelation 13:16 with Revelation 14: 1b
In fact, the contrast is emphasized in Revelation is among those who follow the Lamb and who follows the false prophet.
The apostle Paul also in the writing guide of this article, mentions "the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together unto him" and then well understand the reference time period.
He says that "before" should be illegal but it meant two thousand years ago?
Whatever our idea, so let's see what happens near the "ingathering with him", ie near the heavenly resurrection.
Revelation 11:15 says, "And the seventh angel blew his trumpet. And there were loud voices in heaven, saying: "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign for ever and ever" (see also 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)
What happens in the vicinity of this crucial event?
As it happens, it appears just the false prophet - See Revelation 13:11
The scriptures are a lot and those who read the writing without injury can not consider them random - Matthew 11:25
To understand properly the revelation of man of lawlessness, it will allow us to be prepared when they appear to deflect all humanity.
Obviously from there arise many questions.
What kind of signs and wonders will accomplish and how it will be possible?
When it will make its appearance?
If it is a religious deception as it can also be a king, or a political power?
It was only the apostles to act as a restraint in the first century or there's just one restriction that will be "removed" to allow the complete revelation of the man of lawlessness?
Who acts as a restriction in the end time?
All these questions were dealt with in the following items.
" This requires that we pay more than the usual attention to the things heard, that we never driven along" - Hebrews 2: 1
 
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Witness,

The Man of Lawlessness can not be a body of elders.

The "man of lawlessness" has not yet shown up. How do we know that? That is simple because the identifying signs mentioned in  2Thessalonians 2 are nowhere to see.

The "man of lawlessness" will perform a lot of visible miracles, and that will convince many that he is God. 

We have still to wait and see a such person to appear.

I am guessing that it will be Donald Trump. But I can not yet say for sure.

 

2Thess2:

"9.....But the lawless one’s presence is by the operation of Satan with every powerful work and lying signs and wonders 10  and every unrighteous deception for those who are perishing, as a retribution because they did not accept the love of the truth in order that they might be saved. 

 4  He stands in opposition and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he sits down in the temple of God, publicly showing himself to be a god.

 

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