Monday, 4 July 2016

The Restrainer

Paul told his first-century readers that they already knew who was restraining the main of sin from being revealed.

Doesn't that mean the restrainer couldn't have been a future political figure? Or else how could first-century readers know who he was!

So could it have meant the restrainer was a first-century figure?

Paul also told them that the man of sin would sit in the Temple. If Paul had the Jews' Temple in mind, well that Temple ceased to exist after about AD70. So if that was the case, wouldn't that mean the man of sin also had to be a first century figure?

But no first-century figure was destroyed by the brightness of the Lord's coming, you might say. No - but couldn't that yet happen, at the resurrection unto damnation, when the Lord comes and judges the living and the dead?

It isn't only the living wicked who will be destroyed at the Lord's coming, but also the wicked dead.

Just wondering...

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