The Prerequisites for the Tribulation
(2 Thessalonians 2:1-5)

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Paul's request regarding the relationship between the Rapture and the Tribulation (2 Thess. 2:1)

The three-pronged attack on the truth (2 Thess. 2:2)

The two prerequisites for the Tribulation (2 Thess. 2:3)

Two additional characteristics of the "Antichrist" (2 Thess. 2:4)

  1. He opposes AND exalts himself above everything that is held in religious esteem (both in pagan and Christian religion). This could also indicate that he "overpowers" or takes over every religious system of his day.
  2. He takes his seat in the Temple of God and publicly declares himself to BE God (see Dan 9:27; 12:11; Mt 24:15).

Truth is the antidote to fear (2 Thess. 2:5)

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