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When our Lord Jesus returns, we will be gathered up to meet him. So I ask you, my friends, not to be easily upset or disturbed by people who claim that the Lord has already come. They may say that they heard this directly from the Holy Spirit, or from someone else, or even that they read it in one of our letters. But don’t be fooled! People will rebel against God. Then before the Lord returns, the wicked one who is doomed to be destroyed will appear. He will brag and oppose everything that is holy or sacred. He will even sit in God’s temple and claim to be God. Don’t you remember that I told you this while I was still with you?
You already know what is holding this wicked one back until it is time for him to come. His mysterious power is already at work, but someone is holding him back. And the wicked one won’t appear until that someone is out of the way. Then he will appear, but the Lord Jesus will kill him simply by breathing on him. He will be completely destroyed by the Lord’s glorious return.
When the wicked one appears, Satan will pretend to work all kinds of miracles, wonders, and signs. Lost people will be fooled by his evil deeds. They could be saved, but they will refuse to love the truth and accept it. So God will make sure that they are fooled into believing a lie. All of them will be punished, because they would rather do evil than believe the truth.
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
I believe that one of the most significant signs of the imminent return of Jesus to the earth is that people "would rather do evil than believe the truth."
We have jumped into the bottomless pit of "my truth" and "your truth." Men are rejecting "truth" as a foundation of life and cutting themselves loose to be tossed about on the sea of despair.
Indeed there is only one truth and that truth is Jesus Christ. He is the Way the Truth and the Life! When anyone rejects Truth on this earth, they are rejecting Jesus. When someone sets their heart to find the Truth, that path will end at the feet of Jesus.
"Lord Jesus, I confess again that You are the Truth, and that when You return to this earth all lies will crumble in Your very presence. Lord Jesus, may You be praised forever. Amen."