Written by, Michael Pursley.
It has been noted by Commentators…
…that traditionally, Protestants have identified and have used this passage in speaking about the Pope (or Papacy) in the context of the Antichrist. As a result, this Matthean passage is often historically proof-texted together with 2 Thes 2, and Rev 13. But I believe this is a very narrow application of the passage, and like an ill-shot arrow, widely misses the mark.
I think perhaps, that wonderfully pregnant phrase, “many will come,” truly opens up the historical concept of the Antichrist. “For many will come…” indicates the repeated danger of false preachers, teachers, prophets, and all those that may come in place of Christ. Here, instead of seeing a singular “man of sin” in this verse, we are admonished…
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