"For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth [will let], until he be taken out of the way. (2Th2:7) And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (8) [Even him], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, (9) And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. (10) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: (11) That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. (12) But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: (13) Verses 10 and 11 destroys the "T" of TULIP for this reason; Total Depravity as defined by Calvinism teaches that no one can choose to believe in Christ, God must first give them regeneration. It teaches that lost mankind can in no way choose to believe in Jesus Christ, it just cannot happen, no exceptions! Verse 11 destroys this teaching. Unless one of our calvinist friends can explain to us why God has to send a delusion to damn people who are already damned? According to TULIP they are already damned and cannot see Christ, so why the delusion? So they can be double damned? We can see in verse (13) why one is considered "chosen". It is revealed in this; through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: This passage declares it is a choice of to believe or not to believe and it is squarely on the individual, whether they chose not and took pleasure in unrighteousness or whether they chose to believe unto salvation through the sanctification of the Spirit (rebirth). The "T" is destroyed by this one passage alone.