2 Thessalonians 2:3
Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first…
I. THAT MORAL EVIL ON EARTH IS REPRESENTED IN HUMAN NATURE. Sin is connected with man in contradistinction to —
1. Abstract systems.
2. Super-earthly sinners.
II. THAT IT IS OFTEN FOUND USURPING THE PEROGATIVES of God, such as —
1. Proprietorship in human life.
2. The taking away of human life.
3. Dominion over conscience.
4. The absolving from sin.
5. Infallibility of character.
III. THAT IT IS SUBJECT TO RESTRAINT IN THIS WORLD, arising from —
1. Civil law.
2. Social intelligence.
3. The monition of conscience.
4. Physical inability.
IV. THAT IT IS ASSOCIATED, WITH THE MYSTERIOUS (ver. 7). Evil is mysterious on account of —
1. The darkness that enfolds its introduction.
2. The mask under which it works.
3. Its wonderful results.
V. THAT IT IS SATANIC IN ITS OPERATIONS (ver. 9). These operations are —
VI. THAT IT IS DESTINED TO BE DESTROYED BY THE AGENCY OR CHRIST.
1. By His Word.
2. By His manifestation.
(D. Thomas, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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;