- What advice and warnings does Paul give here to encourage a healthy attitude towards the Lord’s return?
- Examine the methods, motives, power and end of Satan and his human agents.
What does this teach us about the subtlety and nature of sin?
Who are to be deceived thereby, and for what reasons?
Note. Verse 3. ‘The man of lawlessness’: in the New Testament this seems to refer to both a principle and a person. Cf. 1 John 2:18. In the last days he will appear in his final from as the incarnation of evil. The Antichrist, but he has had and will have precursors up till that time.