- The man of lawlessness will be the personification of Satan's deception and anti-God activity, and will call himself God. (9)
- The failure to obtain salvation was because of a failure to love the truth. I'm sure he could have said, "believe," but he said love. (10)
- To those who refuse to love the truth as presented in God's word and preaching, God sent a strong delusion. (11) Without promoting evil, God made it easier to believe falsehood.
- The bedrock confidence in deceitful times is the election or choice of God that leads to belief in truth. (13-14).