2 Thessalonians 2:6-7
“And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.” 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7.
This section has been particularly disturbing to me because of the variety of explanations as to “what is restraining” and who “He who now restrains” is.
Many have jumped on the fact that the apostle tells the Thessalonians in verse 5, “Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?” And then adds in verse 6, “And now you know what is restraining…” as though this is something that he taught the Thessalonian church but it was not to be revealed to the rest of the body of Christ. God either reveals something to the church or He does not. There is none of this, this is for them only.