10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.
This is talking about the man of lawlessness coming. The Thessalonians were worried that the coming of the Lord had taken place and they were still there.
But Paul explains what needs to happen first before the Lord’s return.
Satan will work signs and wonders that serve the lie [satan] to those who are perishing[non-believers]
Is Satan and minions doing this now, in our time, or just at the ‘end time’ when the man of lawlessness comes?
The Holy Spirit is now holding back the man…
Paul tells them:
15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachingswe passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.
16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
so in the context of where I stand right now in my life with my son….
or shall I just say this…
Do I love the truth? or just believe it?
Does my son love the truth, or just believe it or has someone put the blinders on his eyes to the truth.
I guess I should take Alan Chambers advice and live thru the filter of my faith , not live thru the filter of my sons sexuality