The Man of Sin

Feileadh Mor

“…because he is called the man of sin, here it cometh fitly to be inquired whether Antichrist bmantone an individual person? for ‘that man of sin’ would seem to be some single person.

No ; he is put for a society and succession of men, that make up the head of the apostate state. As one lion figured the whole kingdom of the Babylonians, and one bear the kingdom of the Medes and Persians, and one leopard the kingdom of the Grecians, Dan. vii., – and there the fourth beast is the fourth kingdom, – so one person that succession of men that head the revolters from Christ. So Dan. viii., a goat figured a succession of kings; so the Assyrian, Isa. x. 5, several kings in that empire; so Isa. xiv. 9, the king of Babylon, meaning not one but many. So this man of sin doth not…

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