Revealing the Man of Sin

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day [the Christian end times] shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.”

– 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4

The Christian last days will come as a falling away from Christianity together with the revealing of the man of sin. The Christian “end times” does not represent the apocalypse and destruction of Israel (because that has already happened), but a falling away from Christianity: the end of Christianity. This man of sin exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped and he is now worshiped in the temple as God.  In the mostly polytheistic world of the first and second centuries, when the New Testament was written, there was only one man that elevated himself above all the other gods (monotheism) of the ancient world and was and is worshiped in the temple as God.  And there is only one man whose revelation as a “man of sin” would cause a falling away from Christianity and that, of course, can only be Jesus. Jesus places himself in the God head or holy trinity and proclaims himself God and above all the other gods and if he were revealed to be the man of sin, that would presumably cause a great falling away from Christianity.  Christianity predicts its own undoing by the antichrist.

It is objectively ironic that Jesus said he came to save the Jews from their sins but 40 years later the entire nation was leveled in the bloodiest genocide in recorded history until that time, the Jewish Roman war of 66-70 AD, because they refused to worship Caesar as God. This work is a demonstration in 500 examples that every passage of the New Testament (believed to have been written between 80 and 110 AD) is an ironic Greek tragedy and satirical representation of a passage or event from “The Wars of the Jews” published by the Jewish historian Flavius Josephus in 75 AD (born Joseph bar Mathea) or the other works of Josephus.

“Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.”

– 1 John 2:22

“For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”

– 2 John 1:7

The antichrist is the one who reveals Jesus to be the man of sin and causes the great falling away from Christianity, or the Christian “last days”, by showing that he did not come in the flesh because he is only a satirical representation of Josephus, the adopted son of Vespasian, Lord of the entire inhabitable earth (see for example “The Genealogy of Jesus“, “Jesus Stills the Storm“, “Jesus Heals Bartimaeus“, “Jesus and Nicodemus“, “Jesus Finds Philip” and “The Seven Seals of the Apocalypse“).  Josephus is the only son “begotten” of the Father because he was “gotten” by his adoptive father in the siege of Jotapata.

Christianity has always been conspicuous among religions for its obsession with its own end, always holding it in sight. This partly stems from Jesus’ predictions of his own return which will be “very soon” and the accompanied destruction of Israel. The problem is that Christians have been waiting for nearly 2,000 years for the end which Jesus said would “come quickly” and “in one generation”:

“And Jesus went out… of the temple. And Jesus said… There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down…the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world And Jesus answered… ye shall hear of wars… Then let them which be in Judaea flee… For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world… This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.”

– Matthew 24:1-34

Jesus predicted war and the destruction of Judaea and the temple, all within one generation. And in fact that all did take place in the Roman invasion of Judaea in the war of 66-70 AD, about 40 years (or “one generation”) after the reconstructed time of Jesus’ ministry and lasting 3.5 years as predicted in the book of Revelation. Yet, although the second coming and end of the world already happened in one of the bloodiest genocides in recorded history, Christians are now, 500 generations later, still eagerly awaiting the end to come in Israel again. Many conservative Christians have given up waiting for the end and not only disregard the warnings of the science of climate change but also disregard human rights violations as they seem to desire to bring about the apocalypse themselves as having grown tired of waiting for it. With the United States on the verge of declaring a Christian holy war, while the top advisor to the president seems to literally believe he is about to bring about the apocalypse, it may be an opportune time to have a closer look at this prophecy that should have been fulfilled almost 499 generations ago.

I present to you the revelation of the man of sin.

Continue with: A Greek Tragedy.
Free eBook: “Revealing the Man of Sin: The Preterist View of the Second Coming“, by Dr. Matthew Josephson.

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