The Man of Sin – The Year of The Woman
(The Man of Sin) (Followed By ‘The Year of The Woman’ In The Second Part)
THE APOSTLE PAUL IN WRITING TO THE THESSALONIANS WAS TELLING HIS BRETHREN OF THINGS TO COME, here he was especially speaking of the Resurrection, and then the coming of Jesus the Christ, this time in great power and Glory, and what was to occur at that time. (I Thess. 4) The Apostle Paul then goes on with his instructions to the Israelites to whom he has been sent telling them that they, as was he, not in darkness, for you should be looking for HIS return because ‘Ye are the children of Light, the children of the Day; ye are not of the night or of darkness. Therefore we should watch and wait for this Day.’ In other words, you are the children of this Day of the LORD. You are not one of those condemned to Wrath.
‘But let no man deceive you by any means; for the Day (of the LORD) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that ‘man of sin’ be revealed, the son of perdition.’ (II Thess. 2:3) Thus the ‘falling away’ would occur before the ‘man of sin’ would be revealed before the coming of the Christ to gather HIS Household to HIM.
Justine Martin (100-165) in speaking of the ‘Coming of the Christ,’ said, ‘HE will come from heaven with glory when the man of Apostasy, who speaks strange things against the MOST HIGH shall venture to do unlawful deeds on earth against the Saints who have learned the true worship of God from the LAW AND THE WORD which went forth from Jerusalem by the Apostles of Jesus.’ This man believed that Christ would come from the heavens with glory and accompanied by HIS Angel hosts, and then HE would raise the bodies of the Adamic people who have lived in earth, and will clothe those worthy with immortality.
Irenaeus (130-202) spoke of the Resurrection which takes place after the climb to power of the anti-Christ, and those who follow him into the lake of fire, but for the Righteous, HE brings in the Kingdom. All down through the ages, great Christian men believed that the anti-Christ would arise and that the final anti-Christ would finally be exposed. And then the career of that ‘man of sin’ would be ended by the ‘Coming of the Christ’ at the end of the age.