The Apostle Paul wrote of a coming apostasy and great deception accompanied by the “man of lawlessness.”
“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; 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.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 (KJV)
This day has long come to this fallen world. In fact, entrenched in this chapter is the fact that this “mystery” is already at work.
Is “the man” a singular man? Or it is corporate man? the Bible speaks of the corporate “body of Christ” made up of all true believers. The Bible also speaks of a “synagogue of Satan” made up of Jews, who are the devil’s children. And by extension all who join themselves to their evil work (Esther 8:17, 2 John 11, and, of course, the fraternity of Judas Iscariot — Christian pastors who prefer to please the Jews instead of standing upon the worlds of Jesus Christ (John 8:44, Rev 3:9, Rev 2:9).
The Book of Revelation describes the number of the Beast as “666.” While many try to re-spell surnames to come up with a magic formula, a much simpler solution is to imagine that six is the number of man (for man was made on the sixth day), that two sixes are the man and the woman, or the family, and three sixes is corporate mankind — call it “democracy” if you will, the current name of the incarnation of of a corporate antichrist persona.
Bringing this back to 2 Thessalonians 2, let us surmise that, just as the groundwork was laid for the coming of the Messiah (by John the Baptist) so to a possible, theoretical, arrival of a “man of perdition” or the “antichrist” would indeed be laid by events and people before such a manifestation.
My point here is not to announce the imminent arrival of such a character, but rather to point out that whether it exists in some future corporeal form or not, that “mystery,” that “spirit,” exists today. And it is our duty to fight such spirits today as if our eternal salvation depended upon it — which it does.
Silence does equal consent; and that we must not have in the Church.
The great falling away began in earnest when Europe ceased being called “Christendom.” This re-naming alone is an act or Apostasy and arrogance. We are centuries down that path and our great secular seminaries — our “humanisistic” universities — teach as gospel the writings of so-called Enlightenment thinkers who rejected a Christ-centered existence and elevated a man-centered existence. “Western” scholars will argue that our modern “humanism” can indeed be traced to classical Greek and Rome, and that’s fine, but it never-the-less equates to man as the measure of all things — the ultimate arbiter of truth and wisdom. This IS the corporate “Man of Lawlessness” that already rules our world.
The Apostasy of 2 Thessalonians is the great falling away of Christendom from the holy faith in Jesus Christ. Where once European was proudly Christian, it is now proudly secular and atheistic. There is no coming Apostasy, we are at the very end of of this historical apostasy as we witness the biological genocide of White Man and his replacement by African and Asian, Moslem, HIndu and Satanist, both cloaked and open.
The Apostasy has already occurred. It is past tense.
MAN OF LAWLESSNES
Consider the definition of that “man” of lawless as co-terminous with the Apostasy described above — as Christ was rejected, this “Man of Lawless” emerged — a corporate man — elevating himself to the place of God. For he describes himself (mankind) as self-existing, a product of mere time and Chance. Evolution — the ideas that we are product of time and chance, is directly related to the Anti-Christ Jews who elevated of the God of Chance — Purim — to their god in Esther 9:31-32, based upon lots being thrown, or Chance. (Esther 3:7). There is NO thanks to God by the atheistic Jews in the book of Esther. They worship themselves and their God of Pur (Purim).
The current False-Christ speaks of the end of death, the end of disease, self-directed evolution, and omniscience as we join ourselves with our own technological creations to expand our mental tools to the omniscience.
Further into 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul warns that “God will send” a “great delusion” so that we believe what is false. Why? Because we “took pleasure” in wickedness. So He will send this delusion so that we can revel in our boastful arrogance, believing fully that we answer not unto Jesus Christ and sink into our own morass of self-deity. We (the “Western” world”) have become the “son of destruction, who opposes and exactly himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he [Western man] takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.”
What delusions, you ask? The foundation is the worship of Purim, the God of Chance — the belief that Time and Chance produced mankind and not Jesus Christ in the Creation described by Moses in the first chapter of Genesis. This is the foundation of all further deceptions. Between that Great Deception (Evolution) and today’s worship of Transsexualism (the belief that XX chromosomes become XY chromosomes via simplistic surgeries and a change of clothing), lie many more that I will not bring up except to direct the reader back to the Scriptures to consider the order in which God made the earth, moon, sun and stars (the earth was made first) and the existence of cosmological boundaries (the firmament as described in Ezekiel 1:22-28 and Genesis 1:6-8).
Apostate mankind has welcomed these delusions because they justify our rebellion agains the Almighty Jesus Christ — they give us reasons to reject our Creator. None of this gives us an excuse for ourselves, for Paul make this clear to the Roman Christians (Romans 1:19-20). At the end of the day, no truly thinking man can imagine that from the explosion of billions of nuclear galaxies can emerge the beauty of a flower or the sexual reproduction of a human male and female — these are not things of chance (Purim) but of Design.
The Apostasy and mystery of Lawless are here as the Church waits for some future event, be it a “rapture” or a singular “antichrist.” The Church does nothing to counter the antichrists already in our midst. We, the church, cater to the delusions, the corporate Man of Lawless, and the Synagogue of Satan.
There is no need to speculate on what happens tomorrow when we lay prostrate before the Enemies of Christ of today. We shall never confront the antichrist of tomorrow if we do not confront the antichrists of today and the delusions of our fellow men.
Becoming “invisible” to the antichrist is not the Christian model of Evangelism. Evangelism is vastly more than passing out tracts or having an altar call in a closed Church.
Evangelism is getting in the face of today’s Antichrist(s) a calling them out. That’s what Stephen did (Acts 7:51-60). That was Peter did (Acts 2:22-23). That’s what Paul did (1 Thes 2:14-16 and Acts 9:22-23). And that’s what Jesus Christ did.
Jesus Christ, in preaching the Gospel, confronted and called out the devil’s own chidden (John 8:44). For this, He was murdered. Why does the Church coddle His murderers? None of the Apostles did. Are we under that “Great Deception” that Paul talks of? Should we “come out” of the midst of that Great Whore? That False Wife who seems immune from the troubles of the world?
Methinks we should.
Fritz Berggren, PHD
12 February 2024 A.D.