Man of Lawlessness
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At 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 4, Paul wrote:
‘Don’t allow anyone to mislead you in any way.
Because, [the Lord’s Day] won’t come until after there has been a great turning away and there has been a revealing of the lawless man, the son of destruction, who opposes and puts himself higher than all others that are called gods or things of worship and who seats himself in the Temple Sanctuary of The God, where he publicly displays himself as being a god.’
Notice that the arrival of this ‘lawless man’ is marked by a ‘great turning away’ from true Christianity, which proves that he or it is a religious organization or clergy. He also ‘seats himself in the Temple Sanctuary (Greek. Naos) of The God,’ and ‘he publicly displays himself as being a god’… does this sound familiar?