Complicated End Times: 2 Thes

2 Thessalonians 2

This chapter is complicated. It continues the theme of judgment, but introduces the “man of lawlessness”, someone who is being restrained until the time when he will be released and then destroyed by Christ. Its strange stuff, similar to what we would find in Revelation – Apocalyptic literature. This kind of writing is highly symbolic. Nothing really jumped out at me in this chapter besides is overall strangeness and that it seems to be driving at the point that the end time is not here yet, that these other things have to take place first. Paul writes as though the Church knows what he’s talking about. This chapter needs more study to get a grip on it.


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