The Man of Lawlessness and the Rapture(?) in 2 Thess. 2:3 (Beale)

One of the more difficult NT passages that deals with eschatology is 2 Thessalonians 2:3-11. Of course Paul knew what he was talking about. The Christians in the Thessalonian church plant had heard Paul teach these things before so they knew what it meant (2:5). But we don't know exactly what Paul taught them when… Continue reading The Man of Lawlessness and the Rapture(?) in 2 Thess. 2:3 (Beale)

The Man of Sin Sitting in the Temple of God

2 Thessalonians 2:4 - a statement about the Man of Sin - is no easy verse to interpret: "He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship.  He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God" (NLT).  There are various explanations of… Continue reading The Man of Sin Sitting in the Temple of God

Antichrist(s)

This is an excellent, balanced, and biblical resource on an often misunderstood teaching of Scripture: The Man of Sin: Uncovering the Truth about the Antichrist. I marked the following paragraphs (among many others) that are worth sharing: "The biblical writers do indeed foretell of Antichrist, but the images found in Scripture are markedly different from… Continue reading Antichrist(s)

The ‘God is Dead’ Dude

 Most of us have heard the phrase, "God is dead," and we've probably even heard some say we're living in the age wherein that mindset is prevalent.  Though many enemies of the gospel have said similar things throughout history, the penman of 'God is dead' is the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (d. 1900).  I've read parts of Nietzsche… Continue reading The ‘God is Dead’ Dude