9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12
Take note of this, folks: that: “They did not receive the LOVE of the truth, so that they might be saved.”
We can know the truth, but we must receive the LOVE of the truth so that we may be saved. This Scripture hollered that out to me just now…it’s the first time I’ve seen it. I’ve read it, many times, but today is the first time I’ve seen it.
Sin is the outward expression of the hostility reserved for God that resides in breasts of all mankind. Sin is manifested in transgressing God’s Holy Laws and in silencing the echo of the image of God handed down to humanity by harming others. God’s Word, the Bible, teaches us about the universal nature of this enmity in Romans chapter three.
9 What then? Are we better than they? Not at all. For we have previously charged both Jews and Greeks that they are all under sin. 10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no not one; 11 There is none who seeks after God. 12 They have all turned aside; They have together become unprofitable; There is none who does good, no, not one.” 13 “Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit”, “The poison of asps is under their lips”; 14 “Whose…
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