Paul gave an urgent warning to the Thessalonian Christians. Said he: "We beseech you, brethren, by the presence [or coming]3907 of our Lord Jesus Christ and by our gathering together unto Him, that you don't soon be shaken in mind or be troubled (either by spirit or by word or by letter from us) — as if the Day of Christ is present;3913 or even 'nearby' or 'close at hand.'
"Let nobody by any means deceive you! For it shall in no way (ean mee) come — except first the falling away; and the man of sin [or lawlessness] be unveiled." Such is "the son of perdition, who keeps on opposing and keeps on