2 Thessalonians 2:3 (ESV) 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. Before we jump into the revelation of the Man of Lawlessness, let us put some context to understand why this subject even comes up. In the first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul had explained the Rapture of believers which ushers in the destruction of the Day of the LORD. Now in the second letter, we see Jesus as the one bringing this destruc8on on the unbelievers.