I believe the rapture will come before the man of sin attains full power.
Greetings robycop3~you by using the word " before "
shows that your understanding is against God's very own testimony to us through holy men of God of old. Sir, this ought to concern you very much if your heart truly desires to know the truth as it is in Jesus Christ. Again, God's word said:
2nd Thessalonians 2:1-3~"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 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. 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;
robycop3, I was taught personally just what you believe in
when I first came to Christ almost fifty years ago when I sat under and learned from two of the most powerful premillennialist (3 Resurrection know exactly whom I speaking about he being from the very same city and hearing the same men) Harold B. Sighter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_B._Sightler
and Oliver B. Greene https://www.thegospelhour.org/
but quickly came to understand that their doctrines that I was taught had some serious holes in it that could not be supported by God's word~so, I soon left that camp and spent around ten years serious searching to know the truth, one that I could defend with the scriptures ALONE being my source of truth. Do I still highly respect these men, yes I do, they both loved God and his word, just they were dead wrong on many biblical truths. So, sir, I'm very familiar with your doctrine, could have a better knowledge of it than you even know it
, but that is neither here or there and serves very little good between man and man, except to bring out the worst in man, which I have no desire to see from either of us.
(I believe that the man of sin, son of perdition, "that Wicked", the antichrist, & the beast from the sea will be the same man & will be indwelt by Satan himself. .............)
So do I, yet the Preterist's camp believes that Satan and all fallen angels were destroyed in 70 A.D. So, on this point, we would agree in part
~in part because the man of sin is NOT a single individual, but ALL men who are ruled by the spirit of Devil himself in rejecting God's word as the only
authority and final voice in ALL doctrines and commandments in practical living. These men that shall come to power BOTH in the temple of God (the outward professing churches) and in the affairs of ruling this world, shall no longer be ruled by the fear of God, but by their own fleshly wisdom and their own fleshly desires that they desire to do to fulfill the evil lust that will rule all men who are not sealed with Holy Spirit of God.
The great falling away STARTED IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD which was supposed to the salt and light of this world, but somewhere around the last of the 1700's and early eighteen hundred the apostasy in the temple of God begun to pick up momentum, to where we are now two hundred years later, where the true people of God have for the most part forsaken the temple of God and have fled unto the mountains, because of the ABOMINATION that God WILL make desolate sit and reigns therein.
The man of sin will be the most-evil human who will ever live. He will make Hitler & Stalin seem as naughty toddlers in comparison. He and his sidekick, the false prophet, the beast from the earth, will be so evil that, when Jesus returns, He will cast them alive into the lake of fire without any preliminaries.
There is no such doctrine as a SINGLE INDIVIDUAL yet to come, basically the Devil incarnate, which would be saying that the Devil can MATCH God is sending his SON into this world through some miracle type birth~that's borderline of blaspheming!
Sir, no man living can prove that there will be SINGLE antichrist yet to come~what was yet to come to the apostles was the spirit of antichrist coming in GREAT NUMBERS, more so than in any time in this world's history~that will take place for a little season just before the coming of Jesus Christ to gather together the very elect from the four corners of the earth. UNLESS those days were shortened, then NO FLESH would be saved~that is, saved in a PRACTICAL SENSE by having the TRUTH
for MANY false prophets shall come saying I' AM Christ, that is, saying Jesus is the Christ, yet it will be another Jesus, another spirit and another gospel that is NOT the very gospel preached by the apostles of Jesus Christ~the earth shall be filled with men living under a very strong delusion of the Devil himself!
We are NOW living in these perilous
times of the last days. Selah