2Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2Thessalonians 2:2 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.
2Thessalonians 2:3 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;
2Thessalonians 2:4 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, showing himself that he is God.
Falling away in vs.3 means falling away from truth as it is given by Gods Spirit, but as many turn to their own imaginations of what God has already said. The son of Perdition is the one and only Roman empire Pontiff Maximus that will seek it's seat on the throne of Jerusalem as Satan controls the actions of him. Who else other than the Pope makes claim to being called the Father and exalts himself above all that is God.
Yes, there have always been heretical views and that's just what they are is views and not facts. This is why there is so much different doctrines of teachings about the end times, because so many are jumping on the money bandwagon to tote their books and movies for self gain and we buy into it all because we deem these people as mighty men of God, but they know nothing of truth as they to are following a majority rule society.Each one of us will stand if front of Jesus alone and by ourselves to give account for the things we spoke here on earth and Jesus will say to many I never knew you. If ones does not know truth for themselves, but follow after teachings of heresy because it makes sense to their carnal minds then they should remain silent as to not be deceived by Satan's teachings and stand in a greater judgment of speech.