Vicki (4 March 2011)
"Just curious about the REBELLION in 2 Thessalonians 2:3"


Hi John and Doves,
The Bible which I read is the NIV. 2 Thess. 2:3 reads "Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction."
So what I'm wondering is....we are witnessing in our world today a seemingly global rebellion, not only in Egypt, Libya,Yemen etc. But also here in the U.S. Not only in Wisconsin, but other states as well, and it is spreading. A rebellion which started as a seed in the garden of Eden and now is rapidly speeding into full blown chaos. Throughout all of History, man has been rebelling against God, either secretly in his heart, and not so secretly. Now today, this has manifested itself into a turbulent, VISIBLE rebellion, one that we can see and read about. I've been taught that the rebellion in 2 Tess. 2:3 has to do with the church falling away from God, which I believe is true. The falling away happens slowly and quietly. What we're witnessing today in our world is happening extremely fast and it is very LOUD!! A LOUD CLEAR SIGN  that the man of lawlessness is about to be revealed??
So I guess what I'm wondering (sorry it took so long to get to the question) does anyone think that the rebellion referred to in 2 Thess. 2:3 is indeed the rebellion we are witnessing in our world today??
Because if it is, then we are just "inches" away from going home!  YIPEE!!