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2 Thessalonians 2:11 - [SBL GNT] καὶ διὰ τοῦτο πέμπειa αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ἐνέργειαν πλάνης εἰς τὸ πιστεῦσαι αὐτοὺς τῷ ψεύδει... [translit] kai dia touto pempeia autois ho theos energeian planēs eis to pisteusai autous tō pseudei... [NRSV] For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion, leading them to believe what is false... a πέμπει pempei = ...


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Dr. Robert B. Chisholm, professor of Old Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, wrote an extensive article on the theme of divine deception within the Hebrew Bible: "Does God Deceive?" Bibliotheca Sacra 155 (1998): 11-28. He cites more than 10 specific examples of divine deception in the Hebrew Bible (for example, see footnote 37 of his article, ...


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In responding to this question, I at first wish to affirm what @Joseph and @David responded: that the key to understanding the text lies in what comes previously in the chapter, the 'son of perdition/destruction' initiates the strong delusion after the working of Satan. Therefore, one can rightly concur that, It is through this person that the Lord will ...


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The night is death. Work refers to serving God and doing good works. Jesus, in this passage, senses his own coming death. In the verse after, John 9:5, Jesus says that he is the light of the world as long as he is in the world. Therefore, when he leaves the world (in the sense of his death and ascension), day becomes night. John 6:29 mentions a single ...


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The "man-child" caught up to the Throne of God is clearly Christ. From Hippolytus(An Early Church Father) "On Christ and Antichrist" pgr. 61 by which is meant that the Church, always bringing forth Christ, the perfect man-child of God, who is declared to be God and man, becomes the instructor of all the nations. And the words, her child was caught ...


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Taken from Wikipedia: Gold leaf can be beaten thin enough to become transparent. This means that gold can actually be transparent. In fact, here you can see that it is used also in NASA's spacesuits to cover the helmet, as it is said: The visor is coated with a thin layer of gold that filters out the sun's harmful rays. According to Revelation ...


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I think we need to take another look at the Greek word apostasia here. Firstly, we need to understand that its usage is not exclusive to a departure from anything specific. It is only used twice in the New Testament (Acts 21:21; 2 Thess 2:3), but other forms (derivations) of the word appear in places such as Luke 4:13, Luke 1:8, etc. It was also used in ...


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The subject can be found in verses 4 and 5 of Matt. 24. The first one taken is taken into deception and worship the antichrist. The one left is left waiting for the true Christ to return. The anti christ comes first PEACEFULLY AND PROSPEROUSLY. He comes claiming to be christ, the whole world will whore after Him thinking he's here to "Rapture" them away... ...



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