Monday, April 28, 2014
The man of sin in this chapter is described by Paul as the Anti-christ. His coming is after the working of Satan that is that he will have the power of Satan to do these things, see 2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10 2Th 2:9 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,” 2Th 2:10 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.” In verse 10 we see that he has power to deceive the people who are lost "that perish" that received not the love of ethe truth, that they might be saved. These people have not received Jesus. One may think that when the rapture takes place and they see that their loved ones are gone and they have been left behind that they, having been told of Jesus, would then receive Jesus into their heart. Or one may say that they will wait until then to receive Jesus. This will not be possible! See the next verse in this chapter, verse 11 2Th 2:11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:” Because of this, that they received not the truth, God will send them strong delusion that they will believe whatever lie the anti-christ tells them, thus they will not be able to come to heaven, as stated in the next verse, verse 12. 2Th 2:12 “That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” These people had their opportunity to receive Jesus and have rejected Jesus and they will be damned and not be able to enter into the Kingdome of God.