Blogging the Bible: 2nd Thessalonians

I want to focus on chapter 2 verses 9 & 10 from today’s reading in this post.

As a pastor there are people whom like to share with me all kinds of “conspiracy theories” especially as they are related to the “end times” or rather the role those “conspiracy theories” will play in bringing about the end of time. Often these “conspiracies” are secrets, things most people can’t see but they are happening.

In the scriptures there is absolutely no evidence…at least I have not been shown anything regarding the end of time being brought about by secret societies or subversive conspiracies in the government. It seems the signs will be evident to those whom have studied scripture and followed Jesus and it seems to me at least that the signs will in no way be “secret” or “conspiracy theories.”

And that seems to be obvious in 2nd Thessalonians 2:9 as well,

“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,”

Satan isn’t going to hide his power at the end in a conspiracy or secret he is going to use superpower force to convince people to follow him and his ways. He is going to use signs and wonders, false signs and wonders, but they are going to seem to be as miracles in order to deceive. None of that sounds like something secret or some conspiracy theory. People are not going to believe in the supernatural and worship a false god because of a conspiracy theory…no it is going to be a supernatural display that is going to blow people’s minds and make them in awe…

And there is only one way to avoid that deception,

“and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.” 2 Thess. 2:10

Love the truth as it is in Jesus and receive Him as your Lord and Savior now. Don’t wait. Don’t risk being deceived and don’t spend your time chasing down theories…the Bible is clear the signs of the times are clear, the only way to really understand what is false is to fully know what is true. So spend your time studying the truth!

Next Reading: Leviticus 25-27

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