Man of sin

Also found in: Wikipedia.
(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

See also: Man

References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
17) The Man of Sin and Son of Perdition will overthrow worship and demand to be worshipped.
Theologians in the medieval era focused more of their attention on the events that would accompany the apocalypse than they spent discerning the identity of the Man of Sin.
This fall will be a sign that the Man of Sin and the child of perdition has been revealed.
For Luther, the pope's claim to the vacant imperial throne was both absurd on its face and a confirmation of his role as the Man of Sin.
It criticized the Pope, called him "an antichrist and a man of sin," and criticized mass as "a blasphemy.
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.
He's reminded that he was quoted as saying after the death of Pope John XXIII in 1963: "The roguish man of sin is now in hell.
Paul tells not only of the Man of Sin but holds up a model for imitation of "toil and labor.
That man of sin is now in Hell," Paisley declared to gasps of embarrassment from the Stormont establishment.