Most of us are familiar with the words of the King James version in 2Thessalonians 2:7, For the mystery of iniquity doth already work.
But do we understand what iniquity is here? Or how it is recognized?
2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 Today might read like this
7 For the mystery of lawlessness [… the coming reign of lawlessness] is already at work (this man has been doing these things for years); [but it is restrained] only until he who now restrains it (those who oppose the lawlessness and wickedness of this mans deeds) is taken out of the way (cast off the land or leaves). 8 Then the lawless one (against the ways of Gods holiness) will be revealed (his deeds will be made know clear to everyone)