Man of sin


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(Script.) one who is the embodiment of evil, whose coming is represented (2 Thess. ii. 3) as preceding the second coming of Christ.
- 2 Thess. ii. 3

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The morning star stood, with its solemn, holy eye of light, looking down on the man of sin, from out the brightening sky.
"I wish Glowry was choked with her Man of Sin and her Battle of Armageddon," cried the other, and the carriage rolled away over Putney Bridge.
He was a man of sin, a reckless young man who moved with delayed inertia, time slowed down by the effects of a downer.
Luther wrote--and preached--about the "murderous and bloodthirsty papists." He said over and over that the pope was "the Antichrist" and "vicar of the devil," a "man of sin and child of perdition; a true werewolf."
They accuse the man of sin because of being born blind -- and Jesus, too, because he cures on the Sabbath.
Hodge quoted the abolitionist William Goodell to disparage the antislavery moderates, who tended to be Congregationalists or New School Presbyterians: "When you convince an Old School man of sin, he will forsake it.
It was this insight into the papacy's avaricious nature, combined with the neglect of its proper spiritual role, that helped confirm for Luther that he faced not simply a corrupt and corrupting institution, but the very Antichrist itself: the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition predicted in 2 Thessalonians.
I leave it to your wise and pious consideration whether England and the Parliament of England be not deeply concerned in the butcheries and burnings of so many holy and precious men and women as (perhaps by the hands or procurement of some of their ancestors who now sit in Parliament) have been destroyed by those bloody laws of this kingdom at the instigation of the man of sin.
The Holy Father says, "Father Elijah, many wolves are presently circling my flock." He also says, "I believe that we are living through the culmination of history as we know it." The President may be the "man of sin" whom Newman fore-told: the failure of believers to live their faith would usher in the reign of this man, who would deny the divinity of Christ and exalt himself in His place.
In 1988 the General Assembly solemnly debated whether it was still necessary to subscribe to that part of the Westminster Confession of Faith which refers to the pope as the Antichrist, the man of sin.
A Biblical term referring to a " man of sin " or Satanic figure who denies the Father and Son and disowns the incarnation and messianic role of Jesus.