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2 Thessalonians 2

Chapter 2

2:2  That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

day of

(See Scofield "Isaiah 2:12") .

2:3  Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

for that day

The order of events is:

(1) The working of the mystery of lawlessness under divine restraint which had already begun in the apostle's time 2 Thessalonians 2:7

(2) the apostasy of the professing church 2 Thessalonians 1:3 ; Luke 18:8 ; 2 Timothy 3:1-8 .

(3) the removal of that which restrains the mystery of lawlessness 2 Thessalonians 2:6 2 Thessalonians 2:7 . The restrainer is a person--"he," and since a "mystery" always implies a supernatural element (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11") this Person can be none other than the Holy Spirit in the church, to be "taken out of the way" ; 2 Thessalonians 2:7 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 .

(4) the manifestation of the lawless one 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 ; Daniel 7:8 ; 9:27 ; Matthew 24:15 ; Revelation 13:2-10

(5) the coming of Christ in glory and the destruction of the lawless one 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ; Revelation 19:11-21

(6) the day of Jehovah 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 ; Isaiah 2:12

2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

mystery

(See Scofield "Matthew 13:11") .

2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

saved

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

2:13  But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

salvation

(See Scofield "Romans 1:16") .

2:16  Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

through grace

Grace (in salvation). vs. 1 Timothy 1:14 1 Timothy 1:15 ; Romans 3:24 . (See Scofield "John 1:17") .

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