DON'T LET ANYONE DECIEVE YOU!!
2 THESSALONIANS 2:3-5
2:3Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.5Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
2: 3-12 When Paul first wrote to the Thessalonians, they were in danger of losing hope in the Second Coming. Then they shifted to the opposite extreme— some of them thought that Jesus would be coming at any minute, so they stopped being productive for God. Paul tried to restore the balance by describing certain events that would happen before Christ’s return.
2: 3 Throughout history there have been individuals who epitomized evil and who were hostile to everything Christ stands for (see 1 John 2: 18; 4: 3; 2 John 1: 7). These people, sometimes referred to as antichrists, have lived in every generation and will continue to work their evil. Then just before Christ’s second coming, “the man of lawlessness . . . the man doomed to destruction,” a completely evil man, will arise. He will be Satan’s tool, equipped with satanic power (2 Thessalonians 2: 9). This lawless man will be the Antichrist. It is dangerous, however, to label any person as the Antichrist and to try to predict Christ’s coming based on that assumption. Paul mentions a man of lawlessness (the Antichrist) not so we might attempt to identify him but so we might be ready for anything that threatens our faith. If our faith is strong, we don’t need to be afraid of what lies ahead, because we know that this lawless man has already been defeated by God, no matter how powerful he becomes or how terrible our situation seems. God is in control, and he will be victorious. Our task is to be prepared for Christ’s return and to spread the gospel so that even more people will also be prepared.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and DONT LET ANYONE DECIEVE YOU into thinking they know when CHRIST IS COMING BACK!!!
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