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Second Thessalonians

Second Thessalonians

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 his children.
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 Lifestyle: Christian - The Christian Lifestyle

This lesson series was first delivered in 2005.