BEASTS AND DECEPTION

BEASTS AND OPPONENTS
  1. The Spirit of Antichrist – Deceivers in the Church – (In the New Testament, the Antichrist is a deceiver intent on leading the elect of God away from the Christ revealed in the Bible)
  2. Antichrists, Plural, in the Church – (In the New Testament the Antichrist is a deceiver intent on misleading followers of Jesus into apostasy)
  3. The Military Campaigns of the Beast – (The language of war is employed in Revelation to portray the assaults of the Dragon against the saints who follow the Lamb)
  4. The Man of Lawlessness – The Problem – (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2Someone fed disinformation to the Thessalonians about the nearness of the “day to the Lord,” causing alarm among the congregation)
  5. The Man of Lawlessness – Missing Events – (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4Two events must occur before the Day of the Lord can commence – the apostasy and the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness)
  6. The Man of Lawlessness – Until Revealed – (2 Thessalonians 2:5-7The Mystery of Lawlessness is at work already in the world to prepare for the unveiling of the Man of Lawlessness)
  7. The Man of Lawlessness – His Destruction – (2 Thessalonians 2:8-12Jesus will undo the evil works of the Man of Lawlessness at his Parousia or “Arrival”)
  8. Hastening the Day of the Lord – (2 Peter 3:3-13Right Christian conduct and mission completion may “hasten” the arrival of the “Day of the Lord”)
DECEPTION AND PERSECUTION
  1. Rescuing us from the Coming Wrath – (1 Thessalonians 1:9-10Jesus already is “rescuing” his people from the future “wrath” that will befall all who do not turn from transgression on the Day of the Lord)
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