Question about "The Wicked one" as mentioned in Thessalonians

May 13, 2007 3:58pm CST
Who is "the Wicked One" as mentioned in 2 Thessalonians? What is your opinion? Is this person in excistence now? Or will things get even worse than they are now? As for as I'm concerned humanity is at an all time low, we are killing each other, killing the planet and disrespecting God's gifts.
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@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
13 May 07
In 2 Thessalonians the Antichrist is called the Man of Lawlessness, the Man of Sin, the Son of Destruction, THE WICKED ONE, the Lawless One... he is a man, a person!. The Antichrist is already at work, but he is restrained right now, someone is holding him back, Who is this restrainer?... who is holding back the Antichrist?: St. Paul tells us twice what or who withholds the Antichrist to appear, in 2Thess.2:6,7... and that "restrainer", "the one who holds back the Antichrist", is JESUS in the Eucharist!... when the Sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist is abolished, the Antichrist will appear with full force!... Yes, the Antichrist is already at work... but when Jesus comes (the second coming)he will be revealed! (2Thes.2:8). The prophetic books mention of the trials and tribulations that we shall pass through specially in the last days. Wars, rumour of wars, brothers hating against brothers, earthquakes, famine, and many more are just but signs that the end is near.
• Canada
14 May 07
The thing with the way the bible explains things though is that it is so hard to follow, maybe it's just me, or maybe reading the Bible isn't enough to understand but my question is how do you know that "the wicked one" is also "the antichrist"? is the antichrist mentioned in the New Testament? If yes, then where? I hvaen't finished readin git yet. In fact I'm just starting on Revelations today. Also how do you know he is being restrained NOW, in 2007? I hope this doesn't come across like I don't believe what youre saying because I do, I just need to know how and why you know what you know. That's the only way I can believe things.
• Philippines
14 May 07
honestly speaking, this topic of 2 Thessalonians about the wicked one is quite a controversial issue. since it is prophetic in nature, i may not be able to explain in details the true and deeper interpretation of said topic. Although the term antichrist is not used in the new testament but it is being described in Revelation 13 as the first beast...some points of resemblance can be considered: Link : 1. The first Beast receives his power, seat, and great authority from the Dragon, Rev. 13:2. Cf. 2 Thess. 2:9 - "Him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders". 2. :All the world" wonders after the first Beast, Rev. 13:2. Cf. 2 Thess. 2:11,12 - "And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe the Lie; that they all might be damned", etc. 3. The first Beast is "worshipped", Rev. 13:4. Cf. 2 Thess. 2:4 - "He as God sitteth in the temple of God". 4. The first Beast has a mouth "speaking great things", Rev. 13:5. Cf. 2 Thess. 2:4 - "Who...exalteth himself above all that is called God". Note also that in Rev. 13:5 it is said of the first Beast, he "has a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies". Is not this one of the chief characteristic marks of the Antichrist? 5. The first Beast makes war on the saints, Rev. 13:7. Cf 2 Thess. 2:4 - "Who opposeth...all that is called God", that is, he will seek to exterminate and obliterate everything on earth which bears God's name. From these points of analogy it is evident that the first Beast of Rev. 13 and the Man of Sin of 2 Thess. 2 are one and the same person.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
13 May 07
If you will go back to verse 4Who 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 is The only one I know who wanted set above God was Satan so that is who I believe the wicked one is. Satan is called the wicked one in Matthew 13:19 for a list of all the names of Satan go to this web site Hope this helps