Three of the characters that prophecy scholars have tried to identify for the last 2,000 years are the two witnesses (Rev. 11:1–14) and the restrainer (2 Thess. 2:6–7).
Dr. Doug Hamp, pastor of The Way Congregation in Denver and author of Corrupting the Image III: Singularity, Superhumans, and the Second Coming of Jesus, explains the connections between the witnesses, who he identifies as Elijah and Moses; the restrainer, who he believes is the archangel Michael; the Antichrist; and the covenant with death that we discussed last week.
(For the record, we agree with Doug on the identities of the two witnesses and “he who now restrains” the “mystery of lawlessness.”)
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