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A plain reading of the text would suggest that God 'sends' this delusion As they say, When the plain sense makes perfect sense, seek no other sense. Scripture is full of other examples of God 'sending' delusion or other such things. Good examples include. Exodus 9:12 - God hardened Pharaoh's heart. Job 1:8-12 - God permitted the testing of Job. 1 ...


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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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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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I was attracted to this site and forum because it appears to be serious, honest, and diligent. I found nothing redeeming in the responses I read; they appear to me to be "straining a gnat," too intellectual, non sequitur and askew of context. Let's dispense with the horizontal personal opinions of intellect and stick with the raw unfiltered vertical truth ...


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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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When one considers that meekness is generally looked at as not trying to get ones own way, inheriting the Earth is then receiving the things of this life, as they pertain to earthly things. Considering Hannah, she prayed at the temple, not even giving voice to her own prayers. In response, she was given a son, inheriting the Earth, whose words never fell ...


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Here's a way out theory. Would love to hear your feedback. According to the bible Heaven is a place where the streets are paved with gold with 12 gates of pearl. According to Sumerian texts the Annunaki are based on planet X and enters our orbit every 26000. The Annunaki were in search of gold for their planet (or heaven). They 'discovered' the gold deposits ...



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