Brother Jorge (Dr. Jorge Mata-Torres)Author & Publisher
READ THE FOLLOWING PASSAGE BELOW VERY CAREFULLY - Keep in mind this comes from Paul who kept the Law (Acts 24:14) and preached the Law http://www.eliyah.com/protorah.html - he is identifying THE ONE AND ONLY individual in the Bible who preached Lawlessness (i.e., Destruction) This same Man of Lawlessness - Man of Destruction - is the one Daniel refers to who makes Desolate (Daniel 9:27 - see here).
The Man of Lawlessness
3 Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come until the rebellion occurs and THE MAN OF LAWLESSNESS (THE SON OF DESTRUCTION WHO DOES NOT KEEP THE LAW/TORAH) IS REVEALED. 4 He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Do you not remember that I told you these things while I was still with you? 6 And you know what is now restraining him, so that he will be revealed at the proper time. 7 FOR THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS IS ALREADY AT WORK (That's Paul at work - no one else is preaching this), but the one who now restrains it will continue until he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will slay with the breath of His mouth and abolish by the majesty of His arrival. 9 THE COMING OF THE LAWLESS ONE WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE WORKING OF SATAN, WITH EVERY KIND OF POWER, SIGN, AND FALSE WONDER (Acts 15:12 - same wording), 10 and with every wicked deception directed against those who are perishing, BECAUSE THEY REFUSED THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH THAT WOULD HAVE SAVED THEM (GOD'S LAW/TORAH: Psalm 119:142). 11 FOR THIS REASON, GOD WILL SEND THEM A POWERFUL DELUSION SO THAT THEY WILL BELIEVE THE LIE (YOU'RE "SAVED BY GRACE" OR "FAITH ALONE"), 12 IN ORDER THAT JUDGMENT WILL COME UPON ALL WHO HAVE DISBELIEVED THE TRUTH AND DELIGHTED IN WICKEDNESS." 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12
LET'S BREAK DOWN THE ABOVE:
Verse 3 Logic should tell you for Paul to be warning against "The Lawless One" it means he had to be keeping and teaching the Law (which he did as proven above). Paul identifies this "Lawless One" is "the Son of Destruction" - Logic should tell you that "Lawless ones" - those who teach Lawlessness - are sons of destruction.
Verse 4 Paul opposed the Law-keeping Gospel of Christ - proclaiming HIS OWN LAWLESS GOSPEL:
"Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David, as proclaimed BY MY GOSPEL, 2 Timothy 2:8
"Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance WITH MY GOSPEL, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, Romans 16:25
Verse 5 What does Christ whose Law-keeping Gospel Christians completely reject say?
"22 Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’"And then I will declare to them, 23 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' Matthew 7:22-23
Verse 6 Paul's completely contradictory Pro-Law and Contra-Law teaching & writings reveal a bi-polar schizophrenic personality (here).
Verse 7 LAWLESSNESS IS ALREADY AT WORK - Paul IS NOT talking about some future "AntiChrist" - he is clearly indicating that the Man of Lawlessness IS PRESENT teaching Lawlessness (no works, no Torah, etc. - essentially a "saved by grace" or faith alone" doctrine).
Verse 9 Paul's description of who he encountered on the Road to Damascus MATCHES PERFECTLY with the description of Satan (here).
Paul, accompanied by the working of Satan, was able to perfom EVERY KIND OF POWER, SIGN, AND FALSE WONDER: (Acts 13:11, Acts 14:10, Acts 16:18, Acts 20:10-12, Acts 28:5, Acts 28:8).
Verse 10 What is THE TRUTH that Paul is talking about? Logic tells you it must be the Law he is keeping and preaching for him to be warning of the Lawless One, but besides that, what does Paul himself define as "THE TRUTH" ?
"a corrector of the foolish, a teacher of the immature, HAVING IN THE LAW THE EMBODIMENT OF KNOWLEDGE AND OF THE TRUTH," Romans 2:20
The above writing from Paul matches what we find in the Old Testament:
"Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and THY LAW IS THE TRUTH." Psalms 119:142
Verse 11 The Most High God intentionally allowed the powerful delusion of Lawlessness that Paul championed to test mankind's loyalty to keep his Law which He repeatedly commanded His Chosen of Israel to keep FOREVER ( ) - and never abrogated - which will be placed into their hearts for ALL ETERNITY when He establishes His New Covenant with them - and only them - in heaven (Jeremiah 31:31-34). Why would God put His Law into the hearts of His Chosen if one is "saved by grace"? The answer is simple - one IS NOT "saved by grace" - it's A LIE - A DELUSION - The Most High, the Prophets, the 12 true Apostles, and the Messiah be it in His Gospels or Revelation NEVER TAUGHT THIS. In fact, you will find ZERO mention in Christ's Book of Revelation of ANYONE "saved by grace" or "faith alone". Billions bought THE LIE of no less than from a hypocrite, child of hell Pharisee despite so many warnings from Christ about them.
Verse 12 The Son of God will cast Judgment on ALL who disbelieved THE TRUTH He and the Father repeatedly proclaimed throughout the Bible commanded and preached to enter the Kingdom of Heaven - THE KEEPING OF THEIR LAW (Matt 7:17-28, Lk 23;23-28, Matt 19:16-17, Rev 1:1-2, 6:9, 12:17, 14:12 & 20:4).
HAVE YOU CONNECTED THE DOTS? PAUL IS THE LAWLESS ONE - HE IS THE MAN OF DESTRUCTION. He was a Bi-Polar Schizophrenic who kept the Law, taught the Law, and cursed the Law - there is absolutely no one else identified in the Bible who preached Lawlessness - NO ONE. Paul encouuntered the Satan on the road to Damascus who deceived him to preach a Lawless gospel WHICH GOD PERMITTED TO TEST MANKIND'S LOYALTY TO HIS LAW.
Paul was a typical Pharisee hypocrite as Christ warned repeatedly of them.who kept the Law and preached the Law - he is ALSO THE ONE AND ONLY individual in the Bible who claimed the Law was a curse and nailed to the cross - Lawlessness - the very foundation upon which Christianity is founded.
DESPITE THE OBVIOUS EVIDENCE ABOVE, MOST WILL CONTINUE TO BELIEVE THE PHARISEE BECAUSE IT'S EASIER TO BELIEVE THE LIE AND TO THINK THEY'RE AUTOMATICALLY SAVED THEN TO KEEP GOD'S LAW THAT WOULD SAVE THEM.