Chapter Two, Lesson Two
REJECTING THE TRUTH Page
V. 8 (contd.)
** According to verse 19 of this passage, how far will human depravity
ultimately take the human race?
To the point of making war against Him who sat upon the horse,
and against His army. Men so love their sin, and so hate the righteousness
of God Almighty, that they will turn their weapons upon Christ when
He comes to earth a second time for judgment.
V. 9 ** Back in verse nine in todays passage, how does Paul
further describe the antichrist?
He is demonically empowered, supernatural. He will have all
power and signs and false wonders. cf. Matthew 24:24
V.10 ** What is the key element of these supernatural wonders?
They are being accomplished by all the deception of wickedness...
These are not true miracles, performed by God to authenticate His revealed
truth, but merely a shadow of truth, intended to mislead many.
** For whom are all of these false wonders being performed?
...for those who perish...
** We need to get a grasp on the big picture here, as to why these false
wonders are allowed by God and why they are being performed specifically
for those who perish. Lets begin with why are these
people going to perish?
...because the did not receive the love of the truth...
That is another defining characteristic of a true Christian. We love
Gods precious Word and desire to see it lived out within our daily
walk with the Lord. cf. Psalm 119:16,47,97
** If they did have a love of the truth, what would be the
outcome for their souls, according to verse ten?
...so as to be saved. Again, synonymous with the term
Christian, anyone who truly loves Gods truth will be saved.
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