Which Comes First?
Christ or Antichrist?

II Thessalonians 2:

1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

 


Paul's Order of Events by Holy Spirit Inspiration

1. A falling away from the true gospel.

2. Antichrist, the Man of Sin, revealed.

3. Jesus Christ's Second Coming for His saints.

 

Deceivers Who Reverse the Order of the Holy Spirit

Tim LaHaye Hal Lindsey Billy Graham Bob Jones
C.I. Scofield Clarence Larkin Benny Hinn Jack Van Impe
John Walvoord Salem Kirban John Darby E.W. Bullinger
Donald Barnhouse H.A. Ironside Lewis S. Chafer Oliver Green
Dwight L. Moody John Hagee Jerry B. Jenkins Chuck Swindoll

 

What will you do? Fear men and follow their speculations? Or fear God and believe His apostles writing by inspiration? Paul strictly warned against this deception. You should confront any pastor that teaches Jesus Christ will return before the Antichrist comes to power. He is defying New Testament doctrine. He is defying Paul and the Holy Ghost. He has rejected the Bible. He is teaching a doctrine unknown before 1830. He is protecting the identity of the real Antichrist, which has been here a long time now.