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1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 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;

4 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.

5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,

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.

11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.

16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

 


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Matthew Henry's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 Bible commentary...



Cautions against the error that the time of Christ's coming was just at hand. There would first be a general apostacy from the faith, and a revealing of the antichristian man of sin. (1-4) His destruction, and that of those who obey him. (5-12) The security of the Thessalonians from apostacy; an exhortation to stedfastness, and prayer for them. (13-17)1-4 If errors arise among Christians, we should set them right; and good men will be careful to suppress errors which rise from mistaking their words and actions. We have a cunning adversary, who watches to do mischief, and will promote errors, even by the words of Scripture. Whatever uncertainty we are in, or whatever mistakes may arise about the time of Christ's coming, that coming itself is certain. This has been the faith and hope of all Christians, in all ages of the church; it was the faith and hope of the Old Testament saints. All believers shall be gathered together to Christ, to be with him, and to be happy in his presence for ever. We should firmly believe the second coming of Christ; but there was danger lest the Thessalonians, being mistaken as to the time, should question the truth or certainty of the thing itself. False doctrines are like the winds that toss the water to and fro; and they unsettle the minds of men, which are as unstable as water. It is enough for us to know that our Lord will come, and will gather all his saints unto him. A reason why they should not expect the coming of Christ, as at hand, is given. There would be a general falling away first, such as would occasion the rise of antichrist, that man of sin. There have been great disputes who or what is intended by this man of sin and son of perdition. The man of sin not only practises wickedness, but also promotes and commands sin and wickedness in others; and is the son of perdition, because he is devoted to certain destruction, and is the instrument to destroy many others, both in soul and body. As God was in the temple of old, and worshipped there, and is in and with his church now; so the antichrist here mentioned, is a usurper of God's authority in the Christian church, who claims Divine honours.

5-12 Something hindered or withheld the man of sin. It is supposed to be the power of the Roman empire, which the apostle did not mention more plainly at that time. Corruption of doctrine and worship came in by degrees, and the usurping of power was gradual; thus the mystery of iniquity prevailed. Superstition and idolatry were advanced by pretended devotion, and bigotry and persecution were promoted by pretended zeal for God and his glory. This mystery of iniquity was even then begun; while the apostles were yet living, persons pretended zeal for Christ, but really opposed him. The fall or ruin of the antichristian state is declared. The pure word of God, with the Spirit of God, will discover this mystery of iniquity, and in due time it shall be destroyed by the brightness of Christ's coming. Signs and wonders, visions and miracles, are pretended; but they are false signs to support false doctrines; and lying wonders, or only pretended miracles, to cheat the people; and the diabolical deceits with which the antichristian state has been supported, are notorious. The persons are described, who are his willing subjects. Their sin is this; They did not love the truth, and therefore did not believe it; and they were pleased with false notions. God leaves them to themselves, then sin will follow of course, and spiritual judgments here, and eternal punishments hereafter. These prophecies have, in a great measure, come to pass, and confirm the truth of the Scriptures. This passage exactly agrees with the system of popery, as it prevails in the Romish church, and under the Romish popes. But though the son of perdition has been revealed, though he has opposed and exalted himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; and has spoken and acted as if he were a god upon earth, and has proclaimed his insolent pride, and supported his delusions, by lying miracles and all kinds of frauds; still the Lord has not yet fully destroyed him with the brightness of his coming; that and other prophecies remain to be fulfilled before the end shall come.

13-15 When we hear of the apostacy of many, it is a great comfort and joy, that there is a remnant according to the election of grace, which does and shall persevere; especially we should rejoice, if we have reason to hope that we are of that number. The preservation of the saints, is because God loved them with an everlasting love, from the beginning of the world. The end and the means must not be separated. Faith and holiness must be joined together as well as holiness and happiness. The outward call of God is by the gospel; and this is rendered effectual by the inward working of the Spirit. The belief of the truth brings the sinner to rely on Christ, and so to love and obey him; it is sealed by the Holy Spirit upon his heart. We have no certain proof of any thing having been delivered by the apostles, more than what we find contained in the Holy Scriptures. Let us then stand fast in the doctrines taught by the apostles, and reject all additions, and vain traditions.

16,17 We may and should direct our prayers, not only to God the Father, through our Lord Jesus Christ, but also to our Lord Jesus Christ himself. And we should pray in his name unto God, not only as his Father, but as our Father in and through him. The love of God in Christ Jesus, is the spring and fountain of all the good we have or hope for. There is good reason for strong consolations, because the saints have good hope through grace. The free grace and mercy of God are what they hope for, and what their hopes are founded on, and not any worth or merit of their own. The more pleasure we take in the word, and works, and ways of God, the more likely we shall be to persevere therein. But, if we are wavering in faith, and of a doubtful mind, halting and faltering in our duty, no wonder that we are strangers to the joys of religion.

 


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Word's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 10/17/2014, 1:04pm...

So after reading this, the exact way we gather back to Christ and reading the scriptures that we will ALL change at the same time when Christ returns to set up his Kingdom here on earth we realize Margret McDonald of 1830 who started that rapture doctrine was a LIe. Remember this no matter what you here from the ignorant teachings when CHRIST returns there will be a fire consuming the wickedness and hail stones crushing Jerusalem and no peaceful Lion but a Lion of war. So the first one taken in in the sack with antichrist.

 


A contender's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 10/08/2014, 8:40am...

vs. 7 ...Only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. the "he " in this verse is the son of perdition... The anticedent is in vs. 3... it is not the church or holy spirit or some angel... always follow the anticedents

 


Ar's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 10/03/2014, 9:21am...

Word 's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 9 12 2014, I suggesst you go on Internet and put the question "what does the bible say about rapture ". Let the Lord open your spiritual eyes and join us the Rapture Believers in Heaven bound Airways with Eagle wings. God Bless you

 


John d's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 10/02/2014, 2:27pm...

The big question is who is the antichrist. 2nd Thessaloians 3 4 refers to a man of sin. The antichrist is Satan it always has been, read Issiah 14 12 16 Lucifer is identified by God as a man. Its not the Pope or any other person on earth. It makes sense if Jesus is the Christ then the ANTICHRIST is?????

 


Ernest Atuahene Amoako's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment about verse 7 on 10/02/2014, 6:41am...

The church is retraining him the lawlessness mystery of the iniquity That is the reason why sometimes a brethren orborn again christian will rise from a family or community pray and salvation or revival will take place

 


Word's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 9/22/2014, 4:53pm...

Speaks of antichrist coming and the falling away of the churches to join the new one world religion worshiping antichrist who claims to be God siting in the temple but it 's not the Lamb of God it 's instead of Christ, antichrist the dragon, and THEN as a thief, why, because no one expects a thief, they think they are not a widow because they believe they are with their true Husband but he is a fake.

 


Word's 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 comment on 9/12/2014, 1:03am...

Ar do you want me to let them believe a lie. That is what the first false Jesus is going to be telling them and dragging them into hell with. Don 't you think they should have a chance to get into heaven with God 's salvation. Anyone who can believe that they are going to grow chicken wings and fly off before the 7th trump and all are changed at the same time. Well, I say have a nice trip in Satan United Air ways.

 


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