2 Thessalonians 2:10

And with all deception of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
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AD 400
Paul says that the deception of the iniquity of his miracles is of advantage to those who will perish, because they have rejected the love of the truth by which they could have been saved through the preaching of the Apostles, they have been handed over to the Devil. They did not want to be saved and so they have been abandoned by God.

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
God shall send them the operation of error. That is, says St. Chrysostom and St. Cyril, he will permit them to be led away with illusions, by signs, and lying prodigies, which the devil shall work by antichrist (Witham) God shall suffer them to be deceived by lying wonders, and false miracles, in punishment of their not entertaining the love of truth. (Challoner) The end God proposes is the judgment and condemnation of such as reject the proffered light. This is the march of sin, according to St. Thomas Aquinas on this place. In the first place a man, in consequence of his first sin, is deprived of grace, he then falls into further sins, and ends with being eternally punished. Hence it happens that his new sins are a punishment of his former transgressions; because God will permit the devil to do these things. Deus mittet, quia Deus Diabolum facere ista permittet. (St. Augustine, lib. xx. de Civ. Dei. chap. 19.)

Irenaeus of Lyons

AD 202
And for this reason the apostle says: "Because they received not the love of God, that they might be saved, therefore God shall also send them the operation of error, that they may believe a lie, that they all may be judged who have not believed the truth, but consented to unrighteousness."

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Why then, you say, did God permit this to be? And what dispensation is this? And what is the advantage of his coming, if it takes place for the ruin of our race? Fear not, beloved, but hear Him saying, In them that are perishing, he has strength, who, even if he had not come, would not have believed. What then is the advantage? That these very men who are perishing will be put to silence. How? Because both if he had come, and if he had not come, they would not have believed in Christ; He comes therefore to convict them. For that they may not have occasion to say, that since Christ said that He was God—although He nowhere said this openly—but since those who came after proclaimed it, we have not believed. Because we have heard that there is One God from whom are all things, therefore we have not believed. This their pretext then Antichrist will take away. For when he comes, and comes commanding nothing good, but all things unlawful, and is yet believed from false signs alone, he will st...

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
You must "seek "until you "find "and believe when you have found; nor have you anything further to do but to keep what you have believed provided you believe this besides, that nothing else is to be believed, and therefore nothing else is to be sought, after you have found and believed what has been taught by Him who charges you to seek no other thing than that which He has taught. (to believe a lie), that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Victorinus of Pettau

AD 303
And that they might know that he should come who then was the prince, he added: "He already endeavours after the secret of mischief"

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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