An enigmatic phrase found in (2Thess 2:3. He appears to be a figure who will be manifested in the future and whose arrival will signify the culmination of all hostile forces that oppose the apostolic ministry of the church and, thus, of God. His appearance will climax the process the author of 2 Thessalonians refers to as “the mystery of rebellion” (2Thess 2:7). The main point of the writer is that since this moment has not yet arrived, those who argue that “the day of the Lord is already here” (2Thess 2:2) are in error.
3Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first and the lawless one is revealed, the one destined for destructio ... View more
7For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work, but only until the one who now restrains it is removed.
2not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as though from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord is already her ... View more