The Man of Sin in Second Thessalonians

     At times, the Thessalonian Christians no doubt feared that any additional persecution would be unbearable.   Consequently, some of them understandably yet erroneously began to believe and to hope that the specific persecution they were then enduring, would be the last — and that the Lord Jesus would come at any moment in Final Judgment of the wicked and thus spare those tested  Christians from any further and worse tribulation.3909 

     For this reason, Paul found it necessary to write to the Thessalonian Christians a Second Epistle — shortly after sending them the First Epistle.  Hopefully, the first had convinced them that there would be no rapture of the saints from out of this wicked World — and no History which would thereafter continue among the wicked on an all-evil Earth.