Will God Have Mercy on The Man Used As Antichrist?

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Hi J____,

Thank you for your question concerning the antichrist.

This “man of sin, the son of perdition” is not some end-time person or any particular man. According to the scriptures, “the last times” and “the AntiChrist” have both been around from the beginning of the church of Christ, and there were, and still are, many such antichrists:

Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mat 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

The ends of the world [Greek: ‘aion’ – age] began in the days of the apostles, and we are still living in the end of the world [age]:

1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world [Greek: ‘aion’ – age] are come.

1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.

So do not fall for this false doctrine which has deceived the whole Christian world; that ‘Antichrist’ is some person ‘out there’. Antichrist is not some person in Rome or in the Middle East who will set himself up in some future temple as God and will demand all men worship him as God. Concerning “the abomination of desolation”, Christ made the statement ‘let him that reads understand’:

Mat 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

The abomination of desolation takes place within the holy place within the temple of God, and Paul made clear that the temple is within those who know Christ and His Father:

Joh 4:21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
Joh 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
Joh 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The holy spirit informs us of where we are to worship God in spirit and in truth and what is His true temple:

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

And that is exactly where “the man of sin” resides. The same apostle who wrote 1Co 3:16-17 is the same apostle, inspired by the same holy spirit, who tells the Thessalonians:

2Th 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;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
2Th 2:5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
2Th 2:6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
2Th 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.
2Th 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

The god of every man is just naturally “his own belly”, and what he himself wants in this world. That is who the ‘antichrist’ is, and that is where he “sits in the temple of God”.

I hope this helps you to understand the spiritual meaning of “the antichrist, the abomination of desolation, and the man of sin”. Here is a link to a series of studies which will give you a much better foundation upon which to develop your understanding of the plan that God has and is working out with and within His creation: The Biblical Overview of The Plan of God, Part 1 That is a series of studies which will prompt you to click the word ‘here’ in blue at the end of each study.

God will, in His time, have mercy upon the antichrist in every generation of men since Adam:

1Co 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

But not all are saved at the first resurrection when Christ returns to rule this world for “a thousand years. Rather:

1Co 15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

Your brother in Christ,


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