LOL Its the same thing...One is from the KJV and one is from the CJB...Look at the KJVI see "he who restrains"....where is the "he who lets"?
What would you base that conclusion on? If Satan was taken out then sin would probably diminish in the Earth, but we know that it increases from that point. Am I right?He is allowed to restrain or let...?.. and , eventually will be taken out....He would probably be Satin!
Good, but is the Holy Spirit taken out too?Let's look at it in context (English Standard Version)
2 Thessalonians chapter 2
"Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 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 destruction,34 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. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 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. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
What is being restrained? Clearly it is lawlessness.
What would need to be taken out of the way for lawlessness to be unrestrained?
To me the answer is simple. It is us, Christians because the Holy Spirit dwells in us.
I asked you this because the Word says that no man can be saved without he is drawn by the Holy Spirit.. John 6:44 (CJB)Yes..
I would just let my yes be yes or no be no but I was once reprimanded on this site for a single word post (the word was freedom) so that is why I am adding all these extra words.
Very interesting reasoning..Let me ponder on it before I respond.For clarity... ALL born again believers will be with Jesus and those folks that rejected Him prior to His coming for His Bride but realize their error will wise up and refuse to worship the the beast and refuse the mark. In the passage I quoted in my last post from Revelation chapter 20 it says John saw the souls of those who had been beheaded... Souls not Spirit... Those who are born again (prior to the Bride being taken out of the way) are born of spirit. We all have bodies. We all have souls. But you must be born of Spirit to be the Bride of Christ.
One is not saved by action, but by the empowering PRESENCE OF God by faith in HimVery interesting reasoning..Let me ponder on it before I respond.
In a sense, yes it is. Confess with my mouth is covenant though...refuse the mark is an action of my will..MY will. It's not covenant."Confess with thy mouth", sounds like a action to me.
What are you talking about?.Revelation 12 talks about the One New Man being caught up...The man child birthed by the church.
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