11. As Paul urged the Church to stand firm in the faith and not be deceived by the anti-Christwho will display "
all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders"
(2 Thes. 2:9) so everybeliever is warned not to be misled by the deceit of any anti-Christ at any time.
Matt 24:5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.
Matt 24:23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
Matt 24:26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth:behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
Mark 13:6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceivemany.
Mark 13:21 And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, he is there;believe him not: 22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signsand wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
Luke 21:8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in myname, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
2 Thes 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; sothat he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity dothalready work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of hismouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming isafter the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with alldeceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the loveof the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strongdelusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.