1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by
our gathering together unto him,
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
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day
shall not come, except there come a falling away first,
(The Apostasy of the
Church's/Rebellion?/The Rapture?) and that man of sin be revealed, the son
of perdition; (The
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is
worshipped; so that he
(The Anti-Christ) as God sitteth in the temple of God,
shewing himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth
(The Holy Spirit/The Holy Spirit indwelt
Believers, The Church) that he
(The Anti-Christ) might be revealed in his
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will
let, until he (The Holy Spirit/The Holy Spirit indwelt Believers, The
Church) be taken out of the way
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed
(The Anti-Christ), whom the Lord shall
consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of
his coming: (At Armageddon)
9 Even him,
Anti-Christ) whose coming is after the working of Satan with
all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because
they received not the love of the truth,
(people that hear the Gospel today
but who don't care so to say) that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion,
(The Anti-Christ himself,
along with the False Prophet, their signs and lying wonders, deceit
from the Media -- UFO's?, Muslims thinking the Anti-Christ is their Savior? "The Mahdi"??
....) that they should believe a
lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.
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: 14 Whereunto he called you
by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been
taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
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, 17
Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.