XVII The Man of Lawlessness

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Paul tells his Thessalonian 'children' about a time when God shall remove the one who restrains 'the man of lawlessness". This evil entity will then flourish for a season with apparently limitless power. Bad news? No. Necessary-to-Hear-News if the Church of the End Times is to be of full service to Him. (The 'man of lawlessness' is restrained NOW? Whoa! What's the measure of dysfunction, persecution and sin going to be like at his release from bondage?)

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  • XVII The Man of Lawlessness

    1. 1. XIX II Thessalonians 2 Apostasy Revelation Judgment
    2. 2. Pertinent Points
    3. 3. Pertinent Points II Thess 2 represents Paul’s followup to earlier teaching about the Day of the Lord, the Rapture and the Resurrection. Paul means to correct some misunderstandings he’s heard have lingered about the Day of the Lord. Remember, Paul says this is elementary stuff!
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    6. 6. Paul Launches His Topic Paul announces a new topic . . . Now 1. we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
    7. 7. Paul Launches His Topic Paul has something for the Thessalonians to do . . . we request you 1. Now , brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
    8. 8. Paul Launches His Topic . . . regarding something having to do with the Rapture and Resurrection . . . with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 1. Now we request you, brethren, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
    9. 9. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure 2. or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. The Thessalonians must reject the notion that the Day of the Lord had already come. The Thessalonians have not been left behind, as some of them must have thought.
    10. 10. 3) . . . a forged letter bearing Paul’s signature!
    11. 11. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3) . . . a forged letter bearing Paul’s signature!
    12. 12. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, Paul states three possible avenues of their deception: to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3) . . . a forged letter bearing Paul’s signature!
    13. 13. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Paul states three possible avenues of their deception: 1) Contact with the spirit world . . . 2) . . . A bogus message or even . . . 3) . . . a forged letter bearing Paul’s signature!
    14. 14. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3. Let no one in any way deceive you . . . . Whoa!!! This phrasing sounds familiar!
    15. 15. PLEASE tell me this warning reminds you of the steady stream of warnings Christ gave us in the Olivet Discourse! Question: Of all the dangers believers will face in the End Times, which danger ranks numero uno according to Jesus in Mark 13??
    16. 16. PLEASE tell me this warning reminds you of the steady stream of warnings Christ gave us in the Olivet Discourse! Question: Of all the dangers believers will face in the End Times, which danger ranks numero uno according to Jesus in Mark 13?? DECEPTION
    17. 17. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed . . . 1. “it” = the Day of Lord1. “it” = ??? our ‘gathering’ to Him! 2. 2. Unless how many Unless TWO events happen first: events happen? One) ‘The’ Apostasy Two) A Revealing of ‘the’ man of lawlessness
    18. 18. EVENT #1: ‘The’ Apostasy: Definition: A falling away of something or someone seemingly known to the Thessalonian readers, for Paul refers to ‘ the’ apostasy and gives no other explanation. Candidates For Apostasy: “Weak” uncommitted Christians “Weak” uncommitted orthodox Jews Rhino Republicans trying ‘to get something done’ A limiting influence on the man of lawlessness
    19. 19. 1. Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2. that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed the son of destruction, 4. who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5. Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6. And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. “Do you not remember”: Paul refers them to a prior knowledge of what restrains the ‘Man of Lawlessness’, then and (presumably?) now! “SO” indicates a causeand-effect relationship between an ongoing restraint’s falling away and this ‘Man of Lawlessness’ being revealed!
    20. 20. 7. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8. Then that lawless one will be revealed. “ALREADY” indicates that agents of ‘lawlessness’ try hard NOW to impose their will on the earth. “HE” tells us that what restrains lawlessness exists as a person, not a mere force or principle or a weakness on Satan’s part.
    21. 21. 7. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8. Then that lawless one will be revealed “UNTIL” further indicates a TIME relationship between a present restraint and a point in the future when the Restrainer is taken out of the way. “THEN” deepens the cause-and-effect relationship between a present Restrainer’s falling away and the Man of Lawlessness being revealed!
    22. 22. EVENT #1 (cont’d): The Restrainer: A person (“he”) strong enough to limit the evil influence of Hell on Earthly situations. Candidates For Restrainer: (Known Guesses) The Church ( favored by Pre/Mid Tribulationist) Holy Spirit ( favored by Pre/Mid Tribulationist) Archangel Michael (often favored by post-tribbers(?) and Marv Rosenthall) Another divine but unnamed spiritual agent
    23. 23. EVENT #1 (cont’d): The Restrainer: A person (“he”) strong enough to limit the evil influence of hell. On Choosing A Candidate Paul never tells us who restrains. Known guesses each and all suffer from some biblical defects and challenges Known guesses seem crafted to serve each guesser’s view of the Rapture’s timing I’m not dogmatic about it, though I’m drawn to the Archangel Michael as a candidate!
    24. 24. Here’s a brief pause in the analysis for a suggestion: IMO, nobody short of the event is going to truly nail down the identity of The Restrainer. As of now, I am enamored of Rosenthal’s analysis in support of the notion that it’s Michael, the Archangel. And there’s a contrary analysis you can sample, as well. Click on either of the two hyperlinks above and go get down in the weeds if you’ve a mind to. You’ll learn lots and suffer no harm!
    25. 25. Here’s a brief pause in the analysis for a suggestion: IMO, nobody short of the event is going to truly nail down the identity of The Restrainer. As of now, I am enamored of Rosenthal’s analysis in support of the notion that it’s Michael, the Archangel. And there’s a contrary analysis you can sample, as well. Click on either of the two hyperlinks above and go get down in the weeds if you’ve a mind to. You’ll learn lots and suffer no harm!
    26. 26. Here’s a brief pause in the analysis for a suggestion: IMO, nobody short of the event is going to truly nail down the identity of The Restrainer. As of now, I am enamored of Rosenthal’s analysis in support of the notion that it’s Michael, the Archangel. And there’s aicontrary analysis you can ness . . . ack to bus as well. Now, b sample, Click on either of the two hyperlinks above and go get down in the weeds if you’ve a mind to. You’ll learn lots and suffer no harm!
    27. 27. 3. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the EVENT #2: man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of Someone referred to as “the man of lawlessness” gets revealed . . . destruction, 4. who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. After the Apostasy Hmmmmm . . . Wonder who could fit that description?
    28. 28. EVENT #2: The Revealing: The Man of Lawlessness: Son of Destruction Exalts himself above God Demands worship in a rebuilt temple Presents himself as God Almighty Works in accord with activity of Satan Has all power, signs and false wonders Uses all the deception of wickedness for those who perish
    29. 29. In Daniel, we meet this ‘man of lawlessness’ under names like ‘the Little Horn,’ ‘ the Despicable Person’ In John’s epistles and in his Revelation, we encounter him under the name: The AntiChrist!
    30. 30. Satan’s Followers: Doomed 10. and with all the deception of wickedness . . . A deadly snare . . . for those who perish . . For a specific group . . . because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. With a specific failing
    31. 31. Satan’s Followers: Doomed 10 and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11. For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, Consider God’s Justice and Mercy: God seals believers, honoring our embrace of the Truth. God blinds those who have rejected the Truth, honoring their choice, too: Satan and the lawless Antichrist.
    32. 32. Satan’s Followers: Doomed 12. in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness. Consider the seriousness of the end times: A prior rejection of Christ gains an early judgment God binds them–heart and soul– to an unbreakable allegiance to Satan’s final manifestation of wickedness, the Antichrist. What an awful judgment.
    33. 33. Full Disclosure The KJV translates II Thessalonians 2’s opening differently than my NASB does . . . Now we beseech you, brethren, BY the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, In the KJV, the Rapture and Resurrection become the BASIS of Paul’s request.
    34. 34. Full Disclosure The KJV translates II Thessalonians 2’s The NASB differently than my NASB does . . . opening opens Chapter 2 this way: Now we you, brethren, WITH “Now we requestbeseech you, brethren, BY the coming of our of our Lord Christ, REGARD TO the coming Lord Jesus Jesus Christ and our gathering to Him . . unto him, and by gathering together .” In thethe KJV,the Rapture and the Resurrection NASB, the Rapture and Resurrection In become the SUBJECT ofof Paul’s request. its Paul’s request, not become the BASIS BASIS.!
    35. 35. Full Disclosure Why, oh why, does this matter? Well, if the Rapture and Resurrection form Paul’s SUBJECT in Chapter 2, then Paul’s subsequent narrative CLEARLY locates both these events deep in the Tribulation/70th Week . If the Rapture and Resurrection form only the BASIS of Paul’s request in Chapter 2, their time location becomes, not pretribulational, exactly, only less immediately obvious.
    36. 36. Full Disclosure The Background of This Difference: Same original Greek wording for both KJV and ‘modern’ translations KJV translators used Classical Greek interpretation rules-that’s all they knew in 1600! Modern translators use actual 1st Century Greek interpretation rules-they’d learned these language ‘upgrades’ by 1900 and can now correct ‘by’ to ‘with regard to’.
    37. 37. NEXT: XX: APOSTASY IN THE CHURCH: Paul warns Timothy about the winnowing of the Church Search th e Table of C ontents for Other Offerings In This Serie s

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