And for this reason God sendeth them (kai dia touto pempei autoi o qeo). Futuristic (prophetic) present of the time when the lawless one is revealed. Here is the definite judicial act of God (Milligan) who gives the wicked over to the evil which they have deliberately chosen ( Romans 1:24Romans 1:26Romans 1:28 ). A working of error (energeian planh). Terrible result of wilful rejection of the truth of God. That they should believe a lie (ei to pisteusai autou twi pseudei). Note ei to again and twi pseudei (the lie, the falsehood already described), a contemplated result. Note Romans 1:25 "who changed the truth of God into the lie."