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Bible Names H-M: Man of sin


Man of Sin in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (ho anthropos tes hamartias; many ancient authorities read, "man of lawlessness," anomias): 1. The Pauline Description: The name occurs in Paul's remarkable announcement in 2 Thess 2:3-10 of the manifestation of a colossal anti-Christian power prior to the advent, which some of the Thessalonians had been misled into thinking of as immediately impending (2:2). That "day of the Lord," the apostle declares, will not come till, as he had previously taught them (2:5), there has first been a great apostasy and the revelation of "the man of sin" (or "of lawlessness"; compare 2:8), named also "the son of perdition" (2:3). This "lawless one" (2:8) would exalt himself above all that is called God, or is an object of worship; he would sit in the temple of God, setting himself forth as God (2:4). For the time another power restrained his manifestation; when that was removed, he would be revealed (2:6,7). Then "the mystery of lawlessness," which was already working, would attain its full development (2:7,8). The coming of this "man of sin," in the power of Satan, would be with lying wonders and all deceit of unrighteousness, whereby many would be deceived to their destruction (2:9,10). But only for a season (2:6). Jesus would slay (or consume) him with the breath of His mouth (compare Isa 11:4), and bring him to nought by the manifestation of His coming (2 Thess 2:8)...

Son of Perdition in Wikipedia The phrase son of perdition is used in the New Testament to refer to Judas Iscariot. In John 17:12 , Jesus says that of all his disciples, none has been lost except the "son of perdition". The New International Version translates the phrase as "the one doomed to destruction." D. A. Carson suggests that this verse refers both to Judas' character and to his destiny.[1] The phrase is also used in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, where it is equated with the Man of Sin...

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