The "man of sin", "the son of perdition" (2 Thess.2:3 below) is the
At the Sixth TRUMPET we see the "beast" (Re.13:1) and the "false
prophet" (Re.13:11). Neither beast of Revelation 13 is refered to
as "the Anti-Christ".
The Fifth TRUMPET occurs AFTER Seal events have concluded. Four of
the TRUMPETS will sound before the Fifth TRUMPET.
2 Thess.2:3 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;
--- In BibleProphecy@yahoogroups.com
, "biblestudy" <biblestudy@...>
> It is not the "false prophet" who is held back by the "withholding"
in 2 Thess 2 - it is the appearance of the "man of lawlessness", who
is the Antichrist.
> The fifth trumpet, I assume, is the release of the angels bound
after the flood - those who had sex with the daughters of men (Gen 6)
and their release is only 5 months from the second coming to prevent
a repeat performance of the birth of "giants". Thus the fifth trumpet
is very near the end.
> The removal of the restrainer or "that which withholdeth" (however
you want to say it) allows the rise of the Antichrist and so must
happen several years before this. Whether it precedes his rising as a
politician or world leader, or whether it precedes his revelation as
the Antichrist at the beginning of the last 3 1/2 years is up for
> John B
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