If we look at it that way, then what Paul is proposing to discuss here is: At what point does our assembling to meet Jesus come in that series of events? You, a mere man, claim to be God.” English Standard Version The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.” Berean Study Bible by Ray C. Stedman. Thus, the person we have presented here is the long expected antichrist, the false Messiah, or the "Hopelessly Lost One," which is what the phrase "the son of perdition" means. It is "by the shining out of his presence"; i.e. I am without existence, pure non-existence. These are always made to look like something wonderful, they seem to offer much, but the end result is pain, heartache and destruction. The fact that Paul does not say this is made much of by the post-tribulationists. Some of them are real (because, if there are some counterfeit, there are also some real) but many of them will be counterfeit. We will suddenly be removed -- "out of the midst.". What the apostle is underscoring through all this is that the Day of the Lord has not yet come. But the Man of lawlessness cannot be revealed until some restraining power is taken out of the way. Apollo Quiboloy (born 1950), founder and leader of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ religious group, who claims that Jesus Christ is the "Almighty Father," that Quiboloy is "His Appointed Son," and that salvation is now completed. Another video shows a member of Makuta’s churches praying to him and referring to the man as god and creator. There is a force that is restraining it. He is responsible for the utterly gut wrenching Jonestown Massacre in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978. He said he hails from Tynawald but his true form is in heaven where God abides. We come to a passage now where we must confront the question of whether the church will go through the great tribulation. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Third, if he is neither of these, he must be God.You can only choose one of the three possibilities. Does the Lord come for his church before the great time of trouble that is coming; does he come in the middle of it; or does the church in fact go through the tribulation and Jesus comes at the end. It reminds us of Paul's word in First Corinthians 15 where he says of the church, "We shall not all sleep but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye," (1 Corinthians 15:51b-52a). That is where the apostle leaves us. It is built in the neo-gothic style. The Spirit-indwelt church is the restraining force! That, says the apostle, will become a world-wide condition under the influence of this evil person who is called the "Man of lawlessness." He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time. We will see more of that in a moment. This man takes his place in the temple as a desolating sacrilege. That clearly agrees with what the apostle says here. But when we remember that the word parousia means "presence," not "coming" (although it is frequently translated "coming"), it suggests a series of events during the whole of which time Jesus is present. Really! Only one of them intended to betray him but their question demonstrates that they did not trust their self-knowledge all that much. You can do whatever you want." Jesus’ claims were audacious – He is the man who claimed to be God. It is humanism, the worship of man, in its ultimate form. Open that door to him now for he is prepared to save you from the wrath to come. It will last, we learn from Revelation and from Daniel, for 3-1/2 years, but it will end with what is described here as, literally, "the unveiling of the presence of Jesus." 2 Thes. Proclaims himself as the "Appointed Son of the God" not direct to the point as the "Begotten Son of the God" in 1985. Fourth, this approach makes its appeal to those who "refuse to love the truth," who have no time for the Scriptures, who refuse to judge themselves and will not listen to anyone who, even lovingly, tries to point out that what they are doing is wrong. There is no need to tell the Thessalonians; they already know! We would say they were driven out of their wits; they were (in the vernacular) "all shook up!" Zimbabwean man claims to be God, he believes he created 'heaven and earth' The 27-year-old who is the founder of Umuzi ka Nkulunkulu church in Pumula South, told his followers to call him God because the Holy Spirit descended on him and declared him God. (Matthew 24:15-21 RSV). He took Ruth Anne Preece as his second wife and she had three children named Glory, Power and Hallelujah. The 56-year-old claims to be the Second Coming of … First, Jesus claimed to be the unique Son of God. In the letter to the Galatians, Paul teaches us that the desires of our flesh are opposed to the desires of the Spirit, and the Spirit's desires are opposed by the flesh, in order "to prevent you from doing what you would," (Galatians 5:17b RSV). When our Lord said to the disciples in the Upper Room, "One of you will betray me," every one of them responded, "Lord, is it I?" Now why would a pretribulational Christian think that? Website © 2021 by Ray Stedman Ministries. You can say, "Lord Jesus, I invite you to enter my life, to take it over. It seems clear that this is the condition which the apostle is describing among the Thessalonians in these opening verses. He is very careful not to risk giving them a false sense of assurance by glibly saying, "If you believe in Christ then you are safe." Thus, you will already have begun to conclude that the Lord's appearing in glory does not come until the end of the tribulation and the rapture will be part of it. The apostle's response to this question is, "You know what it is." (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 RSV). Joshua’s family says he’s told them he believes he is the second coming of Jesus, and younger brother Tommy says that’s ripped their family apart. How these words are translated will go far toward determining what position one takes regarding the rapture. First, Jesus claimed to be the unique Son of God. In other words, the time of the rapture. Why is it that alcoholics will return again and again to their habit when they see that it is destroying their homes and families, and even their own lives? I must also point out that there is considerable evidence that the word that is translated "rebellion," or "apostasy" (as some versions have it), should more properly be translated "the departure." That is why society falls apart. In a viral video clip, the man who was interviewed by Pachopisa TV said he was the creator of heaven and earth just like God. These verses describe the way evil works in our world today; it will be made world-wide in that day. It is currently the home of the television presenter Va… Those who saw and wrote about Jesus called him the Creator of the universe. Pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the sabbath. Have you surrendered your life to Christ? If the Day of the Lord had come you would not be here; you would have been raptured." Then it dawned upon them that the rapture had occurred, the true church had disappeared, and they were left behind. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-5 RSV). In John 11:25 Jesus claims He is the resurrection and the life. Something had started them thinking that the terrible "day of the Lord" had already begun and that they were already going through it. 1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. It was a novel of a family of church members, some of whom returned home one day to find the table set and everything ready for dinner, but no one was there. He may see himself as a devoted servant of God, but he still sees himself and his own actions as apart from the one reality of God. As a matter of fact, as we will see in a moment, he does say to them that Christians will be raptured before the tribulation, but he does so in a very guarded and hidden way. You are here: Home | The Man Who Claims To Be Jesus. Second, if he is neither God nor a lunatic, he has to be a liar, deceiving others by his lie. the Teacher. In John 8:58 Jesus went so far as to use the very words by which God revealed Himself to Moses from the burning bush (Exodus 3:14). I want to point out here that this agrees exactly with what Jesus taught in the Olivet Discourse of Matthew 24, which deals with the great series of events that must occur before the time of the end. All evangelicals agree, however, that only these three possibilities exist: a pre, mid, or post tribulational coming. (Revelation 19:20-21 RSV). Why is this? Our Lord says, in Matthew 24:15: "So when you see the desolating sacrilege spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) [this last phrase was added by Matthew], then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains; let him who is on the housetop not go down to take what is in his house; and let him who is in the field not turn back to take his mantle. You can yet turn to Jesus, and be redeemed, and so belong to that crowd who, not because of their own righteousness but because they have trusted in the righteousness of Another, will be caught up to be with the Lord before the great day of trouble begins on earth. It is interesting that the word the apostle employs here for "know" is not the word ginosko, which means "to learn by experience." Then, says Paul, "the Lawless One will be revealed and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming." NEWS ALERT: Authorities Execute Man Who Claimed To Be God In a rare display of political and judicial cooperation between leaders of the occupying Roman Empire and the conquered land of Israel, authorities in Jerusalem today condemned, flogged and crucified a carpenter-turned-itinerant preacher who claimed to be the Messiah. If we ask how did they know, the answer, of course, is that Paul had probably told them when he was with them. Everything that God wants to say, he says through me,” Vissarion told the Guardian in 2002 . Jesus said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. And the rest were slain by the sword of him who sits upon the horse, the sword that issues from his mouth [the word of God uttered by the lips of Jesus]; and all the birds were gorged with their flesh. We have been following their efforts for some years, and find that they are totally frustrated. I've missed it!" Read More. A temple will one day be built on the spot where the Dome of the Rock now stands and that is the place where the Man of lawlessness will take his seat and proclaim himself to be God. This question should not be confused with a similar sounding issue concerning the millennium, the thousand-year reign of Christ. Jones, a paranoid drug addict infatuated with power, claimed that he was the reincarnation of Jesus, Buddha and Gandhi. They thought the rapture had occurred and they had somehow missed it and now the Day of the Lord had arrived. What happened in the '60's and '70's when we went through a terrible incursion of evil into society, with a breakdown of morals on every side, and the rise of previously unacceptable public practices, was that the church had failed to live as God had called it to live. In one video shared widely online, his followers are seen laying out clothes on the road for him to walk on. The RSV puts this too lightly: "make them believe what is false." 7For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. The answer is that Paul was not sure that all of them had truly become Christians. What is it about our race that makes it so difficult to correct the conditions that destroy it? He is relating the coming, the parousia, of the Lord Jesus to what he calls "our assembling to meet him." Some of us here are closely associated with a number of Jews in Jerusalem who have committed themselves with all their lives and possessions to rebuilding the temple. Along with David Koresh, Jim Jones was possibly the most notoriously crazy person to claim to be God. 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, 10and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. The Man Who Claims To Be Jesus. They claim to show God's hand at work, but they are either psychologically or demonically inspired. 6And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. Raised in a religious culture of many gods, Ravi Zacharias writes of Jesus Christ as fully man and fully God. I have even felt that way myself. They are also the light of the world for while they are in it they relieve the terrible darkness of the world by means of the Holy Spirit. Moriah? Further details of this are given in Revelation 19: And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet [this is the Man of lawlessness] who in its presence had worked the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped its image. The Old Testament prophets had described it as a day of distress and anguish, ruin and devastation. When the church through whom the Spirit works to restrain sin is removed -- the Spirit is not removed, merely his restraining instrument -- then begins the work of the Lawless One. It is, then, still the day of grace! But even if he had not I feel they would have known. These letters clearly show that the Thessalonians were going through a time of great persecution under the Roman authorities. Practical application: Fifth, this opens the door for the ultimate delusion: They will believe what Scripture calls "the lie." We have already listed a number of these -- drugs, alcohol, perverted forms of sexuality, gambling, adulterous affairs, etc. In a viral video clip, the man who was interviewed by Pachopisa TV said he was the creator of heaven and earth just like God. If not, this is a moment when you can make that decision. Literally, it is "the lie." They were scared out of their wits and turned white with fear. 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Diddy’s Mum Celebrates 80 As The New 40, The Queen Fires An Actor For Sexual Harassment On Set, Latoya Makhene and Lebo Kheswa Officially Mrs & Mrs. Paul introduces the chapter with these words: Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 2:3-4 and Dan 9:36-37 (see below) the Man Antichrist is clearly revealed as the ‘Opposer of God’ who himself claims to be THE God. According to the apostle, the Day of the Lord cannot come until the Man of lawlessness is revealed. That is his promise. There is more humility in this than any supposed claim to greatness, but people do not understand the inner meaning. As a result, the Jewish leaders tried to kill Him because in "calling God his own Father, [Jesus was] making himself equal with God" (John 5:18 NIV).In John 8:58 Jesus went so far as to use the very words by which God revealed Himself to Moses from the burning bush (Exodus 3:14).To the Jews this was the epitome of blasphemy, for they knew … That is what this phrase, "his appearing and his coming" actually says. As Paul says in Ephesians, "we do not wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers and wicked spirits in high places, the rulers of the darkness of this world," (Ephesians 6:12 KJV). We cover the latest in Zimbabwean and neighbouring South Africa. • John Hugh Smyth-Pigott (1852–1927). Paul describes him as one "who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God." From long experience I know that the answer would be, "Oh, yes, everything is different. He claims to forgive sins. 11For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. That is why the Thessalonians felt as they did. It is because something is restraining them! Notice five things are stated: First, its origin is Satan, at work behind the scenes. KZN man claims to be Jesus Christ Wednesday 5 June 2013 - 4:20pm Eshowe - An Eshowe man who claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ is being accused of tearing families apart. For years I have been trying to get across to Christians what tremendous power they could exercise in the world today, if only they knew who they were. abraham Abraham Muchesa ananias Ananias … Why has that temple not been built since there are Jews with powerful political connections (I can personally testify to this) who are completely dedicated to building it? They cannot seem to get anywhere. There are two very important matters here which I want to deal with briefly: First, note that the apostle clearly states what he wants to talk about. We come to a passage now where we must confront the question of whether the church will go through the great tribulation. They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! © 2021 - iHarare News. Why is drug trafficking so impossible to stop when it is clearly evident what terrible things it does to people? Jesus claims that in … They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Third, Satan employs various forms of deceptive evil; things that offer what seems good but which are ultimately destructive. It is a mystery; the mystery of lawlessness; the strange secret of human evil. Do you belong to him? There needs to be great care exercised in this area. There are also premillennial, postmillennial and amillennial viewpoints, which deal with the question of whether there will be a millennium or not. They say, "If it is true that Paul had taught them that the Lord was coming before the Day of the Lord, then he would simply have said to them, 'You would not be here if the Day of the Lord had come.'" Paul describes him as one "who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God." A Malawian man identified as Overtone Makuta claims to be god with his followers praying to him and calling him their creator. When a 2004 BBC documentary aired accusations that he had sexually abused boys and young men, the claims caused alarm among his followers outside India but were never investigated or prosecuted by Indian authorities. In the first letter, Paul had described that day as one of sudden destruction, with no escape possible, as with a woman in travail. The coming [literally the parousia, "the presence"] of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. In a really bizarre tale, a Zimbabwean man is claiming to be God himself. Everyone agrees that this phrase refers to what we call the rapture of the church, described in these words in First Thessalonians 4: For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, ... And the dead in Christ will rise first; then we who are alive, who are left, shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air; (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17a RSV). All rights reserved. Second, Satan gains a following with counterfeit miracles. We must ask ourselves: "Why did he not say that?" He has been dead for four days when Jesus comes and raises him from the dead. (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 RSV). Last updated on February 27th, 2019 at 04:58 pm. Paul evidently was unsure exactly what had brought on the agitation they were experiencing. The second important thing to note in these introductory verses is that Paul describes the condition of these Thessalonian believers as one of deep agitation and disturbance. Moses says that God identified him as the Messiah during a dream in 1992. At the core of Christianity is the belief that God came to earth in the Person of His Son, Jesus Christ. Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of God, or one with God … But this man, since He was a Jew, could not mean that kind of God. iHarare - iHarare is Zimbabwe's Loudest Internet Newspaper! Back in the '30's when I was a young Christian, I read a book that was very popular among Christians entitled, In The Twinkling Of An Eye. You can run your own life. The question that needs to be asked at this point, therefore, is, what is that restraining power? In Verses 3-5 we see how he handles this situation. When a man acknowledges his servitude to God, he is aware of his being a servant. RayStedman.org/permissions. There are many people who believe themselves to be Christians, but they really are not. Does he run your affairs? But did Jesus claim to be God as Christians believe? The phrase literally says, "you were shaken out of your mind." As a result, the Jewish leaders tried to kill Him because in "calling God his own Father, [Jesus was] making himself equal with God" (John 5:18 NIV). That is exactly what Jesus said. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? Message transcript and recording © 1988 by Ray Stedman Ministries, owner of sole copyright by assignment from the author. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. He went into depth explaining on what he termed the beginning where spirits roamed freely on the earth until they decided to choose one spirit whom they would call the ‘Everlasting’ aka God. Perhaps someone in their assembly had uttered a prophecy or had interpreted a passage of Scripture to the effect that the Day of the Lord had come. One post-tribulational commentator says that what was going on was "wild anticipation of the immediate return of Christ.". It is the strange secret of universal evil. I have been studying this passage for almost fifty years. It does not say he is "taken out of the midst"; rather it says, "he becomes out of the midst." The question this raises is, What would make them feel that way?" I learned later that something had occurred so that they all had run outside, but the room was strewn with papers, and books were lying open on tables with every evidence of having just been used. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. The lie that has been propagated from the very beginning; the lie that was found in the Garden of Eden and has been in the world ever since. A man in Russia who claims to be the reincarnation of Jesus Christ has amassed thousands of disciples who believe he is the Son of God. If the Lord was not coming until the end of that time of trouble, then they could now count on his soon coming and they became excited in anticipation that Jesus himself was about to appear. Why is it that Jews today are unable to build a temple upon Mt. Now let us get this clear. We are still wrestling with the problem just as people wrestled with it five thousand years before Christ. Man Claims To Be God, Punches Police Officer Aeron Kip - October 12th 2017. Sathya Sai Baba dismissed the accusations as the mere "cawing of crows." In the wilderness of Siberia over 5,000 people have flocked to a group of small towns named Petropavlovka to meet with Vissarion, a.k.a. The point before us now is, that the pious soul feels it has claims on God, and may plead those claims in prayer before him. This can be put another way. Rather it is the word oido, which means "to know by insight, by inner information." All Rights Reserved. Just as God would not destroy the earth until Noah and his family had entered the ark (a picture of being "with Christ"); and just as God would not rain judgment on the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, despite their terrible evil, until Lot and his family had first been removed; so God will not begin the last terrible judgment upon this earth until the church has been removed. Believers are the salt that preserves this world from decay and corruption. (Matthew26:21-22 RSV). THE MAN WHO CLAIMS TO BE GOD. Subject to permissions policy, all rights reserved. It was sweaty palms and white knuckles all the way! But the words do not mean that! He says He always existed. The house which may have belonged to Smyth-Pigott in St John's Wood was visited by John Betjeman in his film Metro-Land. The reason is that every born again Christian knows what it is that restrains evil. Do you love him and follow him? A Malawian man identified as Overtone Makuta claims to be god with his followers praying to him and calling him their creator. Perhaps, as Paul himself suggests, a letter purportedly written by him was read saying that the day of the Lord's wrath had arrived. Jacob Michael Bortz, Brevard County Sheriff's Office. They have gone along with the outward appearances of Christianity, but they have never surrendered their inner will to the Lord. 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The fact that Paul does not say this makes them feel sure the apostle had taught them a post-tribulational coming. ... and channels his unused sexual energy to internal communication with God. That is why Jesus said, "You are the salt of the earth," (Matthew 5:13a RSV). This man takes his place in the temple as a desolating sacrilege. Watch the video below as he narrates on how he became the creator personified! Rather they were scared out of their minds! (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 RSV). We have seen in recent days a revival of interest in healing miracles. Linked with this is a word that can only be translated "disturbed." For permission to use this content, please review The Scriptures are at times hard to understand concerning these issues; that is why there are differences of opinion among believers regarding them. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. First, if he claims to be God and yet in fact is not, he has to be a madman or a lunatic. Do you listen to his words? 4He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God. They knew enough about the Bible to know that they were headed for a terrible time of trouble. Accept But I am the living word of God the father. Our Lord but utters a word and the Man of lawlessness is destroyed. It is the lie that says, "You can be God in your own world. If Paul had said to such nominal Christians in Thessalonica that they would certainly have been raptured he would have sealed them in a false view of their security. Paul goes on to say there is a mystery of evil at work in our world. But remember that, in Verse 7, Paul says "the mystery of lawlessness is already at work." That is exactly what Jesus said. 2:3-4 That is why many of the commentators agree that this refers to the Holy Spirit in the church. MORE STORIES; Man who claims to be God and the 'head of the KKK' charged with murdering his father just months after moving home. However, for the sake of argument, let us take the word as "apostasy" or "rebellion." Jacob Michael Bortz shouts 'I am God! Even secular prophets are puzzled by it. Why is it that as the centuries go by we have made zero progress in curing human wickedness? What that answer conveys is that the Holy Spirit has come in, and, thus, God himself dwells within him. That phrase "out of the way," when translated literally, is, "becomes out of the midst." Help me to follow you and walk in the ways of righteousness." The book, Rethinking the Rapture," written by a dear friend of mine, Dr. E. Schuyler English, will make this clear to any who want further information. 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