2 Thessalonians 2:6-12: Who is the restraint that held back the great apostasy? Who are these ones that have been “at work” since Paul’s day and are still “at work” in our day? Herein these questions are answered and others with two different views.
There are two general questions in regard to the proper interpretation of 2 Thess. 2:1-5; the one is, whether it refers to an individual, or to a series of individuals of the same general character, aiming at the accomplishment of the same plans; and the other is, whether there has been any individual, or any series of individuals, since the time of the apostle, who, by eminence, deserved to be called “the man of lawlessness.”
"We do not face a physical army. We face a spiritual army. Therefore our weapons must be spiritual." - Max Anders
In 1965, Paul Harvey wrote about America’s downfall. Some 55 years later, almost everything he had to say has come true in our day. Satan the devil is very involved through man in the affairs of fallen humanity. (Gen. 6:5; 8:21; Jer 17:9) Note the apostle Peter's warning: 1 Peter 5:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. What lies below is an insightful warning account that should be taken very seriously today.
“For you are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you.”—PS. 5:4. GOD abhors all forms of wickedness.
Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has issues in several areas that drug him down from being a conservative evangelical Christian to an Agnostic and now an atheist. What can we learn from his missteps that led to his abandoning the faith?
Do not neglect prayer; observe it at all stated times; maintain the spirit of prayer, and embrace all proper occasions to engage in it. Join me for a insightful look at the importance of prayer, as you may have never considered it before.