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November 14, 2021 Preacher: Michael Vaughan Series: 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Past, Present & Future

Passage: 2 Thessalonians 2:1–2:12

Failure to Remember the Truth Leads to Confusion, Fear, and Deception Among Believers (v. 1-8)

  • False teachings and an anxious church (v. 1, 2)
    • Matthew 24:4-8
  • The rebellion and revealing of the man of lawlessness comes first (v. 3, 4)
    • Matthew 24:11-14
    • Daniel 11:36, 37
  • Paul had previously taught about these things (v. 5-8)
    • I Thessalonians 4:16-18
    • Jude 3
    • A restrainer (v. 6)
    • The mystery of lawlessness (v. 7)
    • The True and Living God will end all deception at the unmistakable revelation of the Lord Jesus (v. 8)
      • Isaiah 11:4

Failure to Love the Truth Leads to Delusion, Judgment, and Condemnation for the Unrighteous (v. 9-12)

  • Power, signs, and wonders from Satan to deceive (v. 9)
    • Matthew 24:24-27
  • Refusal to love the truth excludes the perishing from salvation (v. 10)
  • God’s sovereignty in judgment (v. 11, 12)
    • Delusion to believe what is false
      • Psalm 80:11-13
      • I Timothy 4:1, 2
    • Condemnation for false belief and pleasure in unrighteousness
      • 2 Corinthians 4:4

So What?

  • Do I know and love the Truth of God’s Word enough that it guards me from deception and moral corruption?
  • When He comes, the Lord will decisively defeat and condemn His enemies, so we can take hope in the future return of Christ and our being gathered together to Him!
    • Revelation 19:11-16
    • 2 Timothy 4:8

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