Bruce Warner (19
""AND THEN THE LAWLESS ONE WILL BE REVEALED" , BUT NOT UNTIL THEN."
We can guess all we want as to the identity of the anti-Christ , but he is not 'officially revealed' until:
2 Thessalonians 2:7
"..He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. AND THEN the lawless one will be revealed."
The rapture occurs first "AND THEN" immediately the (a-c) reveals himself in the following way:
2 Thessalonians 2:3
the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and
exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so
that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is
So you see, no matter how badley we want the rapture to
happen on our contrived schedules; the rapture will not happen until
God decides that the time is right to unleash the anti-Christ upon the
earth. Scripture tells us that it will happen in "the middle of the
Come Lord Jesus!