Evil Personified

 

Presented by Pastor Randy Capote

The Thessalonian church was convinced they were already in the Day of the Lord. Paul has already taught them the truth of the Catching Away of the Church. Paul assures them the Day of the Lord was not upon them and could not until the church falls away. The church obviously can never all away completely until it is caught away in the air to be with Christ which Paul and covered with this church earlier including his first Epistle to them. When that Day of the Lord begins there will be a false church with false christ as its head.

(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?
— 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 (NASB)