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Second Thessalonians
Second Thessalonians was taught by Dr. James Modlish

Lesson Two



At the time that Paul writes this letter to the Thessalonians, Christians are being killed and persecuted because they would not bow and worship the Roman Caesar who had declared himself to be a deity. It was natural for them to believe they were in the tribulation because their times certain had some of the characteristics of Daniel's 70th week. However, Paul writes to set them straight on other things to watch for. Those things are listed in the text of (2 Thess. 2).

[1]. A falling away - (I Tim. 4:1-3; 2 Tim. 3:1-5; 2 Tim. 4:3,4).
[2]. The man of sin, son of perdition be revealed.

The anti-christ has two titles even as Jesus has two titles, which are the Son of Man, the Son of God.

Only one man in the Bible is called the son of perdition (Jn. 17:12).

Judas was not completely human (Jn. 6:70,71). Judas is the greek name for Juda, that is a Jew, and Iscariot is a compound word meaning a man from Kerioth. "lsh" meaning man of, or from, Cariot referring to Kerioth (Jer. 48:24,25,41).

And so Judas was a Syrian Jew, the only one of the disciples not directly from Israel.

A further description is given in (Zech. 11:12 17) telling us the Anti-christ will have a bad arm and a bad right eye.

Judas, being the son of perdition, went to his own place (Act 1:25).

This place is further described in (Rev. 9:11;17:8).

It all comes together when you realize:

A. The word Christ means anointed
B. The Devil was called an anointed Cherub (Eze. 28:14).
C. Therefore there are more than one Christ (Acts 4:26; Luke 2:26).
D. The Devil also has a son (Gen. 3:15; 1 Jn. 3:12; 2 Cor. 11:1-3).

The antichrist is more than just a rival or counterfeit Christ, he is an opposing Christ. This is clearly seen when we compare him with Christ in a series of:


[3]. The exaltation of the antichrist (vs. 4). The Bible teaches that there will be a world ruler who will rise up and unite Europe in a great federation (the ten toes of Daniel's image, Dan. 2). According to (Rev. 170, the anti-christ will cooperate with the prevalent religious system of the day (Read Rev. 17 and see if you can figure out what it is) in his rise to power. He will make a covenant with the Jews and in the middle of it (3 1/2 yrs. into the Trib.) will break it and set himself up to be worshipped in the temple (Dan. 9:27; Matt. 24:13-15)

[4]. The destruction of the antichrist (vs. 8) The destruction comes "with the spirit of his mouth".

(Rev. 19:13,15; 2 Thess. 1:8; Heb. 4:12; Mal. 4:1-3; Zech. 14:12; Eze. 20-47; 1 Chron. 21:15; 17,22; Isa. 34:1-6).

Evidently the Lake of Fire will be upon the earth in the location described in (Isa. 34) during the Millennium. (See Matt. 5:22; 13:47-50; Rev. 19:20; Isa. 66:20-24; Num. 16:29-35) 


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