The Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 3) – Ep. 86

I responded to this most common argument by those who think that the Greek noun apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to the rapture.

I explained that they have to define a noun by its cognate verb meaning. In lexical semantics this is called the cognate fallacy. A word-study error to avoid! It is a form of the common root fallacy.

I also demonstrated an inconsistency in their reasoning in which they do not do the same for other noun forms of apostasia; but for this noun they have read their pretribulational preconceived views into this word in this context.

“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” (2 Thess 2:3 NET)


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