For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
2Thessalonians 2:11-12 (NASB)
This is a tough passage, not because it is hard to understand; the meaning is abundantly clear. It is tough because it is such a stern warning for what awaits those who insist upon loving the lie and hating the truth; nobody “plays” God for a fool.
Paul has made it quite clear in verses 9-10 that those who fall to Satan’s deceit have done so by their own choice, and let no man suggest that these poor little dears are victims. We know this because the Thessalonians did not allow themselves to fall into this wickedness, for they also had…
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