Bible: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-8

The Day of the Lord

2:1 Now regarding the arrival 1  of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to be with him, 2  we ask you, brothers and sisters, 3  2:2 not to be easily 4  shaken from your composure or disturbed by any kind of spirit or message or letter allegedly from us, 5  to the effect that the day of the Lord is already here. 2:3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes 6  and the man of lawlessness 7  is revealed, the son of destruction. 8  2:4 He 9  opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, and as a result he takes his seat 10  in God’s temple, displaying himself as God. 11  2:5 Surely you recall 12  that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. 2:6 And so 13  you know what holds him back, 14  so that he will be revealed in his own time. 2:7 For the hidden power of lawlessness 15  is already at work. However, the one who holds him back 16  will do so until he is taken out of the way, 2:8 and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord 17  will destroy by the breath of his mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of his arrival.

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