The Man of Sin in Second Thessalonians

"Don't soon be shaken in mind…as if the Day of Christ is present!   Let nobody by any means deceive you!   For it shall in no way come — except first the falling away; and the man of sin [or lawlessness] be unveiled, the son of   perdition….  The lawless one shall be unveiled, whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of His Mouth….  May    our Lord Jesus Christ Himself…keep on strengthening your hearts…in every good word and work!"3907  

     Even after Paul's First Epistle to the Thessalonians was received and read by those Christians, their problems were not allayed completely.   For their persecutions and tribulations continued.3908   Indeed, over the next decades and centuries, such tribulations would sometimes recur.