from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. one who is the embodiment of evil, whose coming is represented (2 Thess. ii. 3) as preceding the second coming of Christ.
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2 Thess.ii. 10, 11, 12, it is said, that "the man of sin should come with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved:" and that "for this cause God would send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie; that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
And indeed, had not the god of this world blinded their eyes, and the God of the spirits of all flesh hardened their hearts, they would not have so given up their power to the man of sin as to be made so sordidly instrumental to his bloody cruelty.