A Short Study of 2nd Thessalonians 2:10

“They perish because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”
(2 Thessalonians 2:10)

There is a receiving of ‘the truth’, and a receiving of “the love of the truth”.

These two things widely differ.

To receive the truth will not necessarily save (see the parable of the 4 soils); for many who receive the truth, never receive “the love of the truth.”

Professors by thousands receive the truth into their judgment, and adopt the plan of salvation as their creed; but are neither saved nor sanctified thereby. But to receive “the love of the truth” by Jesus being made sweet and precious to the soul, is to receive salvation itself.

“Yes, He is very precious to you who believe.”
(1 Peter 2:7)

By J.C. Philpot

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