2 Thessalonians 2:10 Refusing The Truth

and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:10

The news media has all types of stories. The interesting thing is that two different sources of media can report the news with exactly two opposite different views on what occurred. With this being done, one side is most likely telling a lie or attempting to deceive the public.

This is done in order to push a certain agenda or belief, rather than face the truth of the matter.

Paul talks about the coming lawless one who will promote lies. Many will follow because they refuse to love the truth, thus they will not be saved.

Rejection of truth is a very common problem for many people. The truth can often cause embarrassment or shame and lots of temporary pain. Very few people want to face the truth that they are wrong and are being condemned. They love their wicked ways and cannot see that what they are doing is wrong.

Throughout history many people have left a church because they did not want to face the truth that was being preached. The base truth is that every person is a sinner and steeped in sinful ways.

Living as a sinner will cause one to be condemned by God to eternal life in hell. No one wants to believe that God would do such a thing, so they reject the truth and continue to live in sin. Things are seen and believed only in a way that promotes self, not God or others.

Every person who chooses to believe the truth will turn from all sin and choose to live as God desires. Believing the truth that Jesus brought will bring one to a saving knowledge of Him.

Examine your life and see what you are believing is the truth. Be willing to reject the lies that the world is promoting and believe in the truth of Jesus Christ and the gospel message He proclaimed.

Do not allow yourself to be deceived by the sinful ways of this world that cause you to sin and live in sin. Allow the truth of Jesus to change your life, your actions and ways of thinking.

God will give you His Holy Spirit to open your eyes to His truth and the deception of this fallen world.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will accept the truth of God in your life; that you will allow God to reveal the lies of this world; that you will know the salvation Jesus promises; and that you will live according to God’s commands.

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