2 Thessalonians 2:10-17 NIV

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

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11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie

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12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

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Stand Firm

13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruitsa to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

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    • e 2:13 - Some manuscripts "because from the beginning God chose you"
      14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachingsb we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

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        • f 2:15 - Or "traditions"
          16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,

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          17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

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