In this short work we find Paul dealing with a continuing
difficulty of the church: the end times. Someone has been misleading
the Thessalonian church, telling them that the Day of the Lord had
already passed (and you missed it).
It is a frustrating work, for Paul does not lay out a concise
overview of the end times, connecting his words with various
prophecies. He corrects the false doctrine; tells them to continue
in the faith - and leaves it at that. The subject is a touchy one
even today; it is common for this "-ism" to sneer at that "-ism"
when dealing with prophecy and end times. The line between
explanation and offense is often somewhat blurry.
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|2nd Thessalonians 1
||God Is Just
- The justice of God, with reference to the persecution of
|2nd Thessalonians 2
||Man of Sin
- The Man of Sin, the one doomed to destruction - the
Antichrist. The only clear statement on this particular
aspect of prophecy.
|2nd Thessalonians 3
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This lesson series was first delivered in 2005.