2 Thessalonians 2:1-9 Worldwide English (New Testament) (WE)
2 My brothers, we want to talk to you about the time when our Lord Jesus Christ comes again and we are taken to meet him.
2 Do not let your minds be easily upset. Do not be troubled by a spirit, or a message, or a letter. Do not be troubled if you hear that the day of the Lord has already come. Some people will say it came from us.
3 Do not let anyone fool you in any way. Before the day of the Lord comes, many people will stop believing God. The Man of Evil will be seen. He is the evil one who will be destroyed for ever.
4 He will put himself against God. He will put himself above everything to do with God, and above everything that people worship. He will sit in God's holy place and tell people that he is God.
5 You remember that I told you these things when I was still with you.
6 And you know what is holding that evil man back. He will not be seen until it is his time to be seen.
7 The plan to make people wrong has already begun to work. But someone is holding back that plan. He will stop the law-breaker for a time.
8 Then that evil man will be seen. The Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath from his mouth. The coming of the Lord Jesus will be so bright and wonderful that it will put the evil man to an end.
9 The coming of the evil man is the work of Satan. He will come in great power with signs that are not true, and wonderful things.