Destruction - A POLEIA – loosed - separated from a form or existence.
Wide is the way that leads to destruction
Judas is a son of destruction.
Lord said - “l kept them you gave me and none of them is lost (perished), except the son of perdition” (destruction).
2 Thess. 3:4 Paul tells us the apostacy will come first.
Then the son of perdition (destruction) will be unveiled. This son of destruction will be revealed. Who is the father? Not God. He is said to be a man [vs.3] a son [vs.4] seated as a god [vs.4] in the temple of man. He has a restraint [vs.6]. In Paul’s time he is already operating in lawlessness, in a mystery. [vs.7] This is a man (corporate), a mystery to those not in the spirit of truth. He acts as a god using his reason and imagination to determine self and god, heaven and hell, life and death. The man is the vehicle for the great apostacy... ignorant of the mystery of iniquity... the mystery of the kingdom, the mystery of godliness, all of which are revealed in the new man. This man is unveiled and dispatched in the message of Christ Jesus… a word this lawless man cannot hear.
The flesh mind is the man of sin… the man of destruction. In Adam all die. The whole world lies in the wicked
one. Only those in Christ are exempt. The old man is pro-letter, pro-reason and anti-Christ. He is pro-Jesus and anti-Christ… taking self as the determinator of who God is. This message out of the flesh temple is a false sense of truth.
Being dead in the penalty of the law, a lawless man, this man still does not take the awakening call of Christ Jesus. There is no way of knowing the death we were in until we awaken to life. Anti (instead of) christ is also anti-God. When Christ came as God, manifest in flesh, then anti-Christ became evident.
There is one mediator from God to man. It is not the flesh man. When an organization or any man places itself as a mediator of God, it is anti-Christ.
We are all brothers in grace. To take a title to oneself is to give the impression that others are less in the kingdom. An organization intends to unite. But, they, in truth, divide. In his letter to the Galatians Paul confessed to be the apostle (sent one) to the nations. Peter, he said, was to be the one sent to the circumcision. The catholic church chose Peter as their apostle and claimed the priesthood to be in apostolic succession. Others, as the Episcopals, some Lutherans and others also make this claim.
The spirit’s coming is the end of all flesh as a true representation of God. There is no promise of saving, changing or giving life to this man. Give up your identity with this man. He is your mortal enemy. Repent of self lest you be found as pro-self and anti-Christ.
God’s grace is his forbearance of destruction. Do not take grace as your security instead of God's son as your life. There is no age of grace. It remains for all to choose to respond to the offering of God, which is his son.