Who Is the “Man of Lawlessness”?

As you read the following, keep in mind, a certain bishop in white who canceled the title, “Vicar of Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles,” instead preferring to be called “Successor of Christ.” But I’m sure it’s nothing. -nvp

Who Is the “Man of Lawlessness”?


Under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, the Apostle Paul wrote this to the Thessalonians about the man of lawlessness:

Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to Him, we ask you, brothers, not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.—2 Thess 2:2.

Re-read the above slowly to see if it applies to the current events in the Catholic Church.

In verse three, we read of that “man of lawlessness.” The Greek word for lawlessness is ἀνομίας, or in the Latin alphabet, anomias.  Nomos in Greek is law.  This is an example of the alpha-privative which is defined as “the prefix a- or an- expressing negation in Greek and in English.”  Thus, the “man of lawlessness” is not going to be a Wild-West shoot-em-up villain, but simply be a man with no reference to any law except himself.  The notion that he will take “his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God” means he will replace dogma with himself.

In verse 4, the Greek states the lawless one will “sit” (καθίσαι, the root of the English “cathedral”) “in the temple of God.”  There, he will “exhibit himself” (ἀποδεικνύντα ἑαυτὸν) to be God.  All of this clearly portends not only the hijacking of the seat of a religious center, but also the usurping of her doctrine. Most of the early Fathers believed this passage would take place in Jerusalem, but a few Fathers believed it would take place in Rome. In his recent video between minute 21 and 22, Archbishop Viganò says there already exists this evil person doing a coup d’état against the “Throne of Peter.”

Keep in mind the highest written form Catholic dogma is the Bible, according to everyone from the early Fathers to St. Thomas Aquinas to Pope Leo XIII.  The following is the recent and official Vatican answer to an allegedly-controversial question.  It reveals how a certain man is now replacing the Bible:


3 thoughts on “Who Is the “Man of Lawlessness”?”

  1. So Nix thinks Bergoglio is the antichrist? You know I would think the false prophet would also be lawless. The AC is supposed to be Jewish, attractive, and will be seen as a healer. Obviously that’s not Bergoglio.

    I wish I knew who the AC was, though…

  2. Father David Nix’s blog post reminded me of CCC Paragraph #675 – The Church’s Ultimate Trial…

    “Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The SUPREME RELIGIOUS DECEPTION is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which MAN GLORIFIES HIMSELF IN PLACE OF GOD and of his Messiah come in the flesh. – Catechism of the Catholic Church,1992, [Editor’s note: Who is the only man capable of perpetrating a “supreme religious deception” but an Antipope ‘Supreme Pontiff’? Emphasis added with caps.] https://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P1V.HTM

    During a Catholic Radio interview, Fr. John O’Connor explained, “We know that in the last days there will come a Great False Prophet who will lead ALL to worship the Antichrist and the image of the Beast. […] A bishop, an archbishop of a diocese and even a cardinal would not be in a position where he could influence and lead astray ALL Catholics in the worship of the Antichrist. ONLY somebody who appeared to be a successor of St. Peter and would sit on the throne of Peter – such a one alone would have sufficient influence to led ALL astray if possible.” https://www.gloria.tv/share/SQLY9aYMWxBW6vVKGSc9wiAHV

    Incidentally, the text of the The Third Secret of Fatima published by the Vatican on 26 June 2000 appears to fit the description given by Fr. O’Connor.
    Sr. Lucia wrote, “we saw […] a Bishop dressed in White WE HAD THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS the Holy Father.”
    [Editor’s note: Did Sr. Lucia actually mean that it was ONLY “the impression” but NOT in reality. Emphasis added with caps.] https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html

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