Lawlessness, the Left, and the Antichrist
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work.
— 2 Thessalonians 2:7
France,…by the revolution of 1789,
began to spread the principles of that anarchy
out of which Antichrist will arise.
— G.H. Pember
According to the Bible, human government upon the earth will consummate in the reign of the Antichrist, who will be “the man of lawlessness” (2 Thess. 2:3). Even today the way is being prepared for this evil leader, by means of “the mystery of lawlessness,” which is “already at work” to corrupt society (2 Thess. 2:7).
This book, drawing much from the work of G.H. Pember, a 19th century student of the Bible and biblical prophecy, considers the root causes of this corruption, and God’s response.
FROM THE INTRODUCTION
A Breakdown in the Moral Order
In this study. we want to identify, in a very specific way, the manner in which the mystery of lawlessness is now working. That is, ever since the Enlightenment and French Revolution of the 1800s, Satan has been using the social and political Left to overthrow the laws God has ordained for society, and thus urge mankind on to its final rebellion against God.
We also want to see, briefly, God’s response to this evil. That is, He is working even now to bring His kingdom to the earth.
So, while many Christians today realize our society is being corrupted, this study is intended to help us see just how this is happening, and how God is responding, so that we may better know how to stand for the Lord in this dark time….
The Basic Reason
The Left in America today traces its ideological origins, not to the American Revolution, but to the French Revolution, and to the French Enlightenment that was the catalyst for that epochal event. In particular, its worldview is based upon the rejection of the Bible as the revealed word of God, and of the biblical norms for guiding society, that was promulgated during the French Enlightenment.
The result of such a rejection is, necessarily, lawlessness, and so the wide acceptance in America of such an ideology has produced much of the chaos we currently see erupting in our society. Furthermore, this same principle of lawlessness is now working throughout the world to prepare the way for the coming of the Antichrist.
The Kings of the Earth
Take their Stand
1 What Is Lawlessness?
2 The Law Within: Our God-Created Nature
3 The Law Without: Three Classes of People
4 The Basic Laws
5 The Mystery of Lawlessness
6 The Apostasy Begins: The Enlightenment
7 The Enlightenment View of Man
8 The Fall, All Over Again
9 The Apostasy Breaks Out: The French Revolution
10 A Different Revolution
11 A Different Witness
12 The Fulfillment of a Great Prophecy
13 Denying Christ, Replacing God
14 The One Who Will Change the Laws
15 The Spirit of Leftism
16 The Left and the Basic Laws
He Who Sits in the Heavens
17 Warnings from the Bible
18 Where Will America Be?
19 Where Will You Be?
20 God’s Response: Establishing His Kingdom
• Giving Thanks to God
• Three Levels of Ruling
• The Days of Our Lives
• Some Thoughts on the Bible
• A Prayer for Our Time
• “As Commander of the Army of the Lord I Have Now Come”
• Scripture Index
• Works Cited
• End Notes
• Note Pages