17. What similar language is used by the Apostle Paul in describing the "mystery of iniquity," or "man of sin"?


"That day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition; who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so
that he as God sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God." 2 Thess. 2: 3, 4.
NOTE - The last two scriptures evidently describe one and the same power which, while religious
and professedly Christian, is antichristian in spirit, and the very "man of sin" himself. Possessed with the
selfish ambition of Lucifer (Isa. 14:12-14; Eze. 28: 17), he assumes to occupy the very seat and place of
Deity in the temple of God. Professing to be Christ's vicar, or personal representative on earth, he
magnifies himself against Christ, and "stands up," or reigns, in the place of, and "against," the Prince of

What question did others raise in opposition to this view?
What is to be one of the prominent sins of the last days?
How does the Lord, through the prophet Isaiah, indicate what is true Sabbath-keeping?
Does the Papacy acknowledge that it has changed the Sabbath?
In view of this fact, what does Christ tell us to do?
How many does Paul say will suffer persecution?
Why are the Scriptures given?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle