While it is sad to be deluded, to be self-deluded is the saddest of all.
Yet many are fatally mislead because they want to be fooled. Please
don’t be one of them, as today’s attached devotional warns. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Thessalonians 2:16 (ESV)
16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
“The hope of heaven fostered by an unrenewed mind is baseless and illusory. There exists not a single element of goodness and illusory. It is the conception of a mind at enmity against God. It is the delusion of a heart in covenant with death, and in agreement with hell…. It is the treacherous beacon that decoys the too confiding but deluded voyager to the rock-bound shore. Unscriptural, unreal, and baseless, it must eventually cover its possessor with shame and confusion of face. But not such is the believer’s hope.”. [Octavius Winslow, No Condemnation in Christ Jesus, (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1853), p. 238]