"Let no one deceive you..."
Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:3
THE DANGER OF DECEPTION
The danger of deception was forewarned by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself (Matthew 24:4-5). The New Testament writers took great pains to warn their readers of deceivers (2 Peter, 1 John, Jude).
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day
will not come unless the falling away comes first,
and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition.”
2 Thessalonians 2:3
1. “Let no one deceive you by any means”
a) Deception will be attempted.
b) But deception need not prevail.
c) We can and must ensure that we are not easily deceived!
2. Two special signs to take note of
a) “The falling away comes first”
i) The phrase “the falling away” is called “the apostasy”.
ii) There will come a day when there will be a great abandonment of the faith.
iii) Has this “apostasy” already taken place?
iv) Opinions are divided.
b) “The man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition”
i) This will be a human being.
ii) He is sometimes called The Antichrist.
iii) He will be a personification of evil.
iv) He may be the person who will trigger “the falling away” from the faith.
THESE TWO SIGNS
In the days of the apostles these two signs had obviously not been fulfilled.