MAN OF SIN:
WILL APPEAR TO BE A HOLY MAN
EMBRACED BY THE CHURCH, THEN THE WORLD
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”
—2 Thessalonians 2:3
MAN OF SIN: The Man of Sin Rises from within the midst of the Apostate Church – part 3
More observations about the individual the apostle Paul called “the man of sin.”
Antichrist! The media has so conditioned our minds that the very word instantly conjures up the image of a sinister man who exudes evil from every pore. But Hollywood caricatures play into the hands of the real Antichrist, since no suspicion will rest upon this one whose admirable qualities so well conceal his dark designs. When the time has come for his surprising world takeover, precipitated by an unprecedented global crisis, he will be hailed as the world’s savior—and so he will appear to be.
The modern, assembly line eschatology churns out soothing fable after soothing fable about the end times. The intent is to lull believers to sleep.
Don’t be deceived: the man of sin will arise from within the apostate Church.
“Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”
—2 Thessalonians 2:4
Now we know that Paul wasn’t referring to a temple built by hands. Jesus said as much.
“We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.”
So the man of sin will not sit in a temple made with hands; i.e., a third Jewish temple.
Oh, no doubt some future imposter may indeed perform such an act–BUT God’s Word would not refer to such a building as “the temple of God.” Paul used “the temple of God” to refer to the church.
So, the man of sin–the REAL man of sin–will arise from the midst of the Church, the apostate Church.
The man of sin will then steer that apostate Church to great power. He will not create a new Church: he will pervert the one already in place. This perversion is taking place at this moment in churches across America, before our very eyes.
Jesus warned us. Paul warned us. John warned us. But pew-sitters used to compromise and walking by sight are convinced they are living holy lives, convinced they will be a “chosen generation;” convinced they will be part of a great end times army that God is raising up.
The army they’re a part of, the church they worship in or the man they will follow: they will not be from God. They will be counterfeits from Satan. But the apostate Church will believe they are honoring God Almighty, not the dragon.
It’s because they refuse to read their Bibles. Reading, they refuse to believe.
Jesus warned that many would come claiming to be the Christ. These numerous lesser antichrists who were already in the world, as the Apostle John explained in 1 John:2:18 would prepare the way for the real Antichrist who would appear in the last of the “last days.” Behold the ultimate deception: Satan posing as God, Antichrist masquerading as the true Christ, and not just the world but an apostate church as well totally taken in by the bold fraud. Instead of a frontal assault on Christianity, the evil one will pervert the church from within by posing as its founder. He will cunningly misrepresent Christ while pretending to be Christ. And by that process of substitution, he will undermine and pervert all that Christ truly is. Anything less than such a diabolically malevolent strategy would be unworthy of Satan’s foul genius.
Who can doubt that this very thing has been happening? Who hasn’t seen it with their own eyes?
There are many antichrists in the world–and they are all preparing the churches for the man of sin. Many Christians believe the man of sin will wear a scary costume or carry a large sign identifying him as the man of sin.
And right there is where the plot thickens. If the Antichrist will indeed pretend to be the Christ, then his followers must be “Christians”! The church of that day will, with scarcely a dissenting voice, hail him as its leader.
Many in the churches are deceived by a counterfeit Holy Spirit.
The journey to a counterfeit Christ is not such a long one after one has begun taking the steps.
“And Jesus answering them began to say, Take heed lest any man deceive you:For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
When it’s pointed out the Bible states very clearly that Satan and his minions will do great miracles, signs and lying wonders in the last days, people walking by sight want to engage in a discussion.
“You mean God can’t do miracles?”
But this argument is not with the one who pointed out the source of the coming signs and wonders.
Their argument is with the Word of God.
This is the argument from the Garden: Hath God said?
Of course God can do miracles. But He warns us in His Word what is to happen in the last days. The great miracles worked before Jesus returns are done by Satan and his messengers. God will not contradict His Word.
So many think they know better than God and God’s Word. Not satisfied with what God has declared in His Word, they seek another opinion.
“For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”
“Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.”
Part One: MAN OF SIN: The Man of Sin is Coming
Part Two: MAN OF SIN: Satan is Raising Up an End Times Army
Part Three: MAN OF SIN: Arising from the Midst of the Apostate Church
Part Four: MAN OF SIN: Self-Worship in America
Part Five: Yitzhak Kaduri, the Kabbalah and Antichrist: MAN OF SIN
Part Six: MAN OF SIN Misrepresented: The Antichrist and False Prophet
Part Seven: Apostate American Church: Waiting for the MAN OF SIN
Part Eight: Pre-Flood Civilization, Man of Sin: The Second Golden Age of Man is a Nightmare for the Workers of Iniquity
Part Nine: MAN OF SIN: The Splendiferous Saga of the Man of Sin[Originally appeared in much the same form in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 2, 2014
by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
- The Man of Sin
- Do You Know if You are Going to Heaven? Be Sure!
- The Man of Sin
- Persecution of the Saints: The Fear and the Pit and the Snare
- Pride and Concupiscence
- Roman Road to Eternal Salvation through Jesus Christ
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