Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 1 Study # 3
November 29, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<035> Thesis: The man of the lawlessness will be revealed. Introduction: In our last study we looked into the two events that must take place before the commencement of the dark period of the Day of the Lord. We spent most of our time considering whether the translation of the word apostasia should be translated "falling away" or "apostasy". It was my opinion that Paul's focus was upon two specific coming events (our gathering together unto Christ and the commencement of the Day of the Lord; both under the general theme of "the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ"). From there, it stands to reason from my perspective that those two coming events are still his focus when he declares that the Day of the Lord will not commence until two things happen: "the disappearance" and the "revelation" of the man of the lawlessness. Since it is his burden to keep the Thessalonians from confusion about whether they will be subject to the dark period of the Day of the Lord, or not, it stands to reason that "our gathering together unto Him" is the same thing as "the disappearance", which he specifically taught in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. This evening we are going to focus upon the second of the "happenings": the revelation of the man of the lawlessness.