Are We Living in the End Times?
Affirmations of the Antichrist
His Description (v3-4)
He must appear before the Day of Christ’s return.
He is not one man, but one position.
He is in God’s temple, but he is actually God’s enemy.
He was temporarily restrained by the power of the Roman Empire.
Satan works lying wonders through him and many are deceived.
He is fought against with God’s saving truth (the Gospel).
His Destiny (v5-8)
Hidden for a time
Revealed for a time
Defeated at one time
Destroyed for all time
Our Confidence (v1-2, 10)
Jesus is coming
His Means of Grace restrains the lawlessness
We will not be shaken, because the truth sets us free
This truth of our salvation is certain