mystery of iniquity

The word 'iniquity' is from the Greek word anomia a violation of a law. It is related to anomos, a lawless person, a transgressor. It is rendered lawlessness in some translations and means the same as unrighteousness. Sin or iniquity is the transgression of the law. This mystery harlot - the world-spirit of moral corruption - began to influence the Church even in the days of the apostles, which led one of them to make the declaration: "The mystery of iniquity does already work." Robert McAfee Brown writes "And when they try to own the evil by calling it good, it means the evil owns them. (The church) realizes that many features of the present situation are signs of the presence of "the mystery of iniquity," which must be overcome."

For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will let, until he (man of sin) be taken out of the way. For the spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with you, which frames mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the Lord is the rock of my refuge. And he shall bring them their own iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own wickedness; yea, the Lord our God shall cut them off. And many false prophets shall arise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many will wax cold, but he that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved.

See what Paul is saying here, the mystery of iniquity is with us, always has been and will continue - until when? When the man of sin is revealed. The man of sin is the Anti-christ and as we know that he is coming, also know that the spirit of anti-christ has been already with us. Once the veil of delusion is lifted from the hearts of men through the one that is deceiving the church, those that are truly led by the spirit of God in these last days will understand more perfectly. Once sin is truly revealed as a mystery, the mystery is no longer a mystery and we are be able to grasp the holy nature that God has intended for us so we can come to His son as a spotless Bride.

We see a definate correlation here between the mystery of iniquity and the Anti-christ. While Paul is comparing the man of sin with this mystery of iniquity, he mentions that it is already at work even in his day. John says almost the same thing when he mentions that antichrist shall come but that even now are there many antichrists; .
[87, 281, 189, II Thessalonians, I Timothy, Psalms, 306, Matthew, I John]

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