Paul is THE Lawless One
PAUL - THE SELF-ADMITTED "LAWLESS ONE"
This accusation, as you will see, is quite self-evident. Christians are looking ahead to the coming of "The Lawless One" - yet not realizing that the very founder of the Lawless cult called "Christianity" identifies himself as the very "The Man of Lawlessness".
No one individual in the Bible nor in recorded history matches this "Identifier" better than Paul himself - think about it.
Paul's Self-Betrayal and Warning Before Our Eyes:
The Man of Sin
7"FOR THE MYSTERY OF LAWLESSNESS IS ALREADY AT WORK; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8Then that lawless one (Paul himself) will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming (the slaying of the Beast of Revelation - the Unholy Roman Catholic Church and Pauline Christianity he founded); 9that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of satan, with all power and signs and false wonders and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. (the Law/Torah and the Testimony) 11For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence (Paul himself) so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth (the truth that one MUST KEEP THE LAW), but took pleasure in wickedness (Lawlessness that Paul preached)." 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
Paul is admitting lawlessness is ALREADY AT WORK - who else is mentioned in the bible of practicing Lawlessness? NO ONE - HE ALONE. He does not identify anyone nor any group. He is NOT referencing to some future anti-christ - He is referring to the PRESENT TENSE. CLEARLY he himself was ALREADY preaching a Law-less gospel for which nearly got him killed by the Jews and rejected by the churches of Asia. Clearly, this Saint-murdering, lying false apostle, evil doing hypocritical and Lawless-practicing Pharisee IS IDENTIFYING HIMSELF AS THE LAWLESS ONE.
Secondly, he cryptically adds that it is in accord with satan - "with all power and signs and false wonders and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish...a deluding (deceitful) influence SENT BY GOD so that they will believe in what is false..." Paul performed "false wonders" (see below) and gave a false gospel of being saved by grace.
Paul Ministers in Ephesus
10This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. 11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out. Acts 19:10-12
Thirdly, ... and NOT RECEIVE THE LOVE OF THE TRUTH - which is the Messiah's gospel to keep the commandments (Law) of God the Father to be saved and become saints in the kingdom of heaven - i.e., "The Law & Testimony".
The Heavenly Father's Test of Loyalty
The Father allows satan the evil one to exist – he serves as a mole to test our loyalty and devotion to God. He was there with Eve, with Job, with the Messiah in the desert and he is there for us today with Paul in the bible. God sent Paul as the deluding influence to test humanity who did not believe the truth meaning to keep the Torah as the Messiah and His Apostles preached. Ultimately, we will be judged on how well we kept His Word. Not unlike a groom who tests his future bride of her fidelity towards him before the wedding day, so too does the Messiah test our fidelity to him before our wedding to Him in the Kingdom of Heaven – that is why we commonly find these very terms referenced in the bible. Just as one would walk away from marrying a cheater, so too will Elohim do with those who cheat on him. This is why adultery is such an abomination to God and one of the commandments to not violate. We are being tested in our fidelity towards the Messiah as one's husband and our fidelity to the vows (commandments/law) of our Father. The ultimate marriage ceremony is in the Kingdom of Heaven. Only the faithful who persevere in keeping their vows shall live there.
CONCLUSION: PAUL IS THE "LAWLESS ONE"
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