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God Sends Strong Delusion

In second Thessalonians 2:11 the Bible says," And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:" has God already sent this strong delusion? What is your opinion?

Moderator - It sure seems so.

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The false doctrine of cheap grace is the lie - the lie that you can live in sin and still receive eternal life. The lie that you are forgiven for practicing willful sin because Jesus "did it all". This lie appeals to anyone who does not receive a love of the truth - which is to repent and forsake our sins. They don't want to repent of their sins because - you guessed it -they have pleasure in unrrighteousness - so they prefer to beleive a lie - that they can continue having pleasure in unrighteousness and its okay.Its totally unbiblical !! What a commmon lie we have here and its in so many churchs now. beware of this strong delusion and lie and follow the truth - keep his commandments - forsake sin -and follow Jesus.
---Corb on 8/21/10

God always allowed people to be completely disobedient, and to become controlled by Satan due to IDOLATRY. In the Old Testament he gave them over to human sacrifice, murder, theft etc. It was due to their detestable idols, their desecration of the Sabbath and actions of rebellion. Rebellion is idolatry. Putting yourself before the Word of God. Jesus will allow things to get a heck of a lot worse before He comes, if the Word is anything to go by, which it is.
---frances on 2/12/08

One strong delusion is that there are political solutions for life's great problems, that a new president of the United States could actually make things better for us.
---InimicusStultitiae on 2/12/08

Satan has a perverted version of the Holy Trinity.

It is the antichrist, the beast, and the false prophet.

The dragon is anti-God.
The beast is anti-christ
The false prophet is anti-Holy Spirit.

The spirit of FALSE PROPHECY is embodied in the spirit of JEZEBEL. Rev 2:20

A spirit of false prophecy embodied in the spirit of JEZEBEL, you will have no conviction about causing God's people to commit spiritual harlotry in the form of all false doctrines and false churches.
---Cindy on 2/12/08

Fasting and prayer will help you see the spirit of false prophecy embodied in the spirit of Jezebel leading others to commit spiritual harlotry in the churches.

Those who are promoting spiritism, witchcraft, who have their own personal familiar spirits and are deceiving many in their churches, drawing them in by false prophecies and false doctrines will find themselves following the false prophet and are under a strong delusion.
---Cindy on 2/12/08

Those who are rejecting God's Word, the restraining force in the body of Christ, are no longer opposing false prophecies and Jezebel. Satan is free to work in his false prophets, unopposed. Eventually they will fall for false signs and wonders, bleeding and crying rocks.
---Cindy on 2/12/08

I believe from reading God's Word,the strong delusion is being sent as a process over time and has been occurring over the past several years.God opened my eyes to false teachings within the places of worship I attended. When I questioned what was being taught, I was shunned.Others were told to stay away from me.I believe those remaining in the "holy places" as the bible indicates are the ones being sent a strong delusion "so they believe a lie".
---Jennifer on 2/12/08

Delusion: being slain in the spirit, having a private prayer language (ecstatic babble), holy (?) laughter, egalitarian feminism, prosperity gospel....
---Leon on 10/16/07

"Is Paul saying God threw in the towell?" No.

The Father simply gives them over to the error of their own mind due to their refusal to listen to and embrace the truth concerning this time and sends them what they think they desire and are looking for.
---joseph on 9/20/07

"has God already sent this strong delusion?" No.

This strong delusion is a powerful, active and effective instrument of deception dispatched from the Father on a temporary errand for a specific purpose . It is a fraud, an impostor in a position to mislead those that take pleasure in his deception. The delusion is seated within the viability of the spurious christ. One so convincing, and so avidly supported by his advocates, that if it were possible, they would deceive even the very elect.
---joseph on 9/20/07

greetings.Is Paul saying God threw in the towell?
---earl on 9/19/07

Yes,but it is NOT TO LATE to repent. Even in the bowl and seal judgements when the wrath go God is poured out, you will see is said,"and they did not repent of their sins". God gives people a chance right up to the end. Yes there is a spirit of delusion that causes people to desire gospels that make them feel ok about their involvement with the world.This would involve complacency and the prosperty thinking. That is one the of lies.Others denounce Jesus or are legalistic.
---jody_martin on 9/19/07

I am going to be a little more blunt. Yes. >>>For the ones who refused Salvation, God is going to help you along. He will send strong false beliefs for the sinners to believe. [Man you have got to get to know God] Ones that are affected. [1] Those people who know not God. [Not hearing the gospel will be NO excuse]. [2] And those people who have not obeyed the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Please get saved.>>>++
---catherine on 9/19/07

Yes, if you read v 7, Paul says that the mystery is already at work...
As Denna says, this is in reference to the antichrist which was already being established Paul's day. Only those who have a love for truth will escape. What is truth? 3 things... The Law, The Word, and Jesus. (Ps. 119:151, Ps 119: 160, Jn 14:6)
---robin8683 on 9/19/07

If people will not see the love of the truth, then God sends them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie. What is the lie? The lie of antichrist is that Jesus Christ is not the Lord, that He is not who He says He is. The people will believe him and will believe that antichrist will bring them the Millennium. they will not realize that they are entering the Great Tribulation. That is the lie, and people will believe it because they believed not the truth. Yes it is happening today.
---Cynthia on 9/18/07

You and our illustrious moderator should read the whole section from verse one.

It is a reference to the antichrist (man of lawlessness as Paul says) and his followers. God sends a delusion to the anti-Christ and his followers who will believe the lie. And as Paul says, "will be taken out of the way."

Read on: 2 Thessalonians 2:12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

But God will save His followers and believers.
---denna7667 on 9/18/07

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