The general idea of iniquity or of Acts that reflect rebellion against God is the basic definition of "Lawlessness". Nothing new perhaps but new in the amount, the degrees and the depths. Worst of all and a current sign is the "teaching" by Western churches and religious "leaders" that promotes, endorses and winks at sin (which is lawlessness). We are living the "feel-good" faith of Apostate Christendom. But the only righteous Judge is soon coming to put an end to Apostasy and those who promote, practice and embrace these things.