Read 2 Thessalonians 2
Focus on verse 3-4
Deception has the power to destroy, but only in the absence of truth. Truth will ultimately win the the day every time because truth enlightens those who stumble about in the darkens of deception.
In today’s reading Paul urges the Thessalonians not to be deceived by those who would claim that Jesus had already returned.
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God .(v. 3-4)
Apparently, there is yet to come, a person known as the “man of lawlessness”. Some translations refer to this individual as the anti-Christ. He will apparently deceive many people into believing he has come to usher in an age of utopia and peace for the entire globe, but it will turn into a blood-bath as the world turns on Israel to destroy her, and God fights on Israel’s behalf. This man of lawlessness will be defeated and ultimately cast into the lake of fire with the devil and all those who choose to follow Him.
This is were deception ends. It destroys not only those who are deceived by it, but also those who do the deceiving. Choosing to follow the truth is a much better option regardless of one’s state in life. Do not be deceived – there is only one way to God.