Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by colbe
God is loving, He doesn't leave you in the dark not knowing.
2 Thessalonians 2
11 They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe
I also said which isn't included above, God did not give every person reading Scripture the AUTHORITY to interpret it. He gave His authority to
interpret Scripture to the Church.
I looked in the translation of the first Bible to see if there were any footnotes to help understand the meaning 2 Thessalonians. You can't, no use
to isolate a verse, you have to look at the verses surrounding it. Read the footnotes to the above and a the footnotes to the verses before and after
the one verse.
How long are you going to say the Bible isn't true or it is errant? How long are you going to say "the faith" God
established is not Roman Catholicism? That's what the above verse is about. "REVOLT" from the Truth in history and to happen again very soon with
anti-Christ. The Romans didn't believe, Islam says no, Luther left the Truth and look at his fruit.
Before the anti-Christ comes to full power, God is going to send a divine awakening, a warning to every soul
on the earth. If after you experience it, you disbelieve, "revolt" from the Truth God has shown you, He will let you follow the lie.
That is the meaning of the above verse. You will have refused His great love and mercy again. Believe, only God can show you every moment of your
Read the verses surrounding 2 Thess 2:11 that 3NL posted and the footnotes. Read the verse in context. NOTICE, in the Douay Rheims Bible, verse 11
is verse 10. ADULTEROUS King James and his translators CH
ANGED the original words "operation of error" to "powerful delusion!" Those two do not mean the same at all,
trash your KJV, to keep from ever looking at it again.
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2 Thess 2:3-11
 Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,  Who opposeth,
and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God. 
Remember you not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
 A revolt: This revolt, or falling off, is generally understood, by the ancient fathers, of a revolt from the Roman empire, which was first to be
destroyed, before the coming of Antichrist. It may, perhaps, be understood also of a revolt of many nations from the Catholic Church; which has, in
part, happened already, by means of Mahomet, Luther, &c., and it may be supposed, will be more general in the days of the Antichrist.
 The man of sin: Here must be meant some particular man, as is evident from the frequent repetition of the Greek article: 'the man of sin, 'the
son of perdition, 'the adversary or opposer. It agrees to the wicked and great Antichrist, who will come before the end of the world.
 In the temple: Either that of Jerusalem which some think he will rebuild; or in some Christian church, which he will pervert to his own worship:
as Mahomet has done by the churches of the east.
 And now you know what withholdeth, that he may be revealed in his time.  For the mystery of iniquity already worketh; only that he who now
holdeth, do hold, until he be taken out of the way.  And then that wicked one shall be revealed whom the Lord Jesus shall kill with the spirit of
his mouth; and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming, him,  Whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power, and signs,
and lying wonders,  And in all seduction of iniquity to them that perish; because they receive not the love of the truth, that they might be
saved. Therefore God shall send them the operation of error, to believe lying:
 God shall send: That is God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their NOT entertaining the
love of truth.
 That all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but have consented to iniquity.