The prophecies concerning the Man of Sin refer to a person with great political power with global significance rather than to a leader of a small church.
A new lie alleges that a tomb has been found with the remains of Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and their alleged son Judah. It may undermine the faith of many.
Paul gives two signs of the Tribulation: The falling away and the appearance of the man of sin who sits in the temple in Jerusalem (II Thessalonians 2:3-4).
The first beast rises out of political turmoil, while the second rises out of an entrenched, worldwide religious system, totally opposed to God's laws.
Martin Collins, focusing on a survey of college educators and their self-appraisal of their 'lack of bias,' coupled with the lesson in Matthew 7:21-23, warns that everybody is in grave danger of becoming self-deceived. All of us are subject to self-decepti. . .
John Ritenbaugh, repeating his caution about uncritically reading certain theological books and commentaries, warns that deception will abound exponentially in the Information Age. The elect are not immune to antinomian deception, including the doctrine of. . .
Martin Collins suggests that the Pastoral Epistles, emphasizing order, conduct, and appointing sound-minded leaders, generally had more to do with practical matters than with doctrine, focusing upon spiritual principles rather than physical ritual. Paul, f. . .
II Thessalonians 2:6-7 speaks of a force capable of restraining the emergence of the man of lawlessness. God's word and revelation is what restrains iniquity.
Kim Myers, acknowledging that we are celebrating an event yet to happen in the future, suggests that we need to have intense faith to move from point A (the present) to point B (the Millennium).Faith is a trust in things we cannot see, the same kind of fai. . .
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