2 Thessalonians 2.10-12 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the declaration of the truth of God regarding the salvation of sinners. Jesus is the truth. There is no other Name under heaven given unto men whereby we must be saved. In our passage today Paul records the reason why souls perish. They “received not the love of the truth”. They “believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” Let me repeat in a slightly different way the reason why souls perish. They perish because they refused to love the truth. All will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. Has God predestined them to perish? No, it is God that had allowed them to hear the gospel of salvation. They refused to believe. They preferred to delight or have pleasure in wickedness.

When a person refuses to believe the truth of the gospel, they will believe any lie. A strong delusion governed their thinking and manner of living. They take pleasure in wickedness. Of course, they do not believe that their belief system or manner of living is wicked, because it is not seen through the grid of God’s absolute truth. Sin is insanity, and fallen man has gone mad. Our only hope is Jesus Christ.

He is either liar, lunatic or LORD. Reader, believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. Life is short, death is sure, sin the cause and Christ the Cure! Glory to God!