Apostasia: The Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3

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Apostasia: The Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Dr. Thomas Ice

Some who are reading this will be shocked by the mere suggestion that apostasia could mean anything but what we’ve been led to believe. I know because that was my initial reaction a few years ago when I was first introduced to it. I’m referring to a thesis advanced by Dr. Thomas Ice that challenges conventional wisdom by suggesting that the falling away Paul disclosed in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 may be a reference to a departing we call the rapture rather than a defection from the faith. In light of the fact that Dr. Ice is a sound theologian who is not alone in his interpretation, I think you may find the following discussion somewhat compelling. My edits and/or comments are inserted in [brackets]. Shalom, Dr. Mike Johnston

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day…

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