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The message of Thessalonians

the gospel & the end of time

by John R. W. Stott

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Published by Inter-Varsity Press in Leicester, England, Downers Grove, Ill., U.S.A .
Written in English

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  • Bible. N.T. Thessalonians -- Commentaries

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMessage of first and second Thessalonians., First and second Thessalonians.
    StatementJohn R.W. Stott.
    SeriesThe Bible speaks today
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS2725.3 .S767 1994
    The Physical Object
    Pagination218 p. ;
    Number of Pages218
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1077237M
    ISBN 100830812377
    LC Control Number94000427
    OCLC/WorldCa29703023

    On the contrary, the world today faces some of the greatest challenges of its history: shortage of clean water, malnourishment, terrorism and racism, ethnic strife, economic hardship, poor health care. He warns them against sensuality and various forms of self-seeking, which are contrary to the spirit of the Christian way of life. Certain things have to happen first. He also writes it as an instruction in holy living.

    I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless. We stand fast against the Evil One ; Indeed, some of them stopped doing any work at all, believing that in this way they were demonstrating their faith in the nearness of the great event. In due time, the Antichrist will be revealed, and "the Lord Jesus will overthrow [the Antichrist] with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. As is the case with all New Testament books, 2 Thessalonians reflects on who Christ is and how his coming has affected human history 2 Thess. And because of their loyalty to Christ, believers in many nations face even greater difficulties.

    Much of his teaching on the end times in this letter is based on the prophet Daniel and his visions. As I mentioned in my previous review, he provides a level-headed approach to the teaching on the second coming and antichrist. In Colossians, Paul reminds them of that truth. Ehrman puts forward some of the most common arguments against the authenticity of 2 Thessalonians.


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The message of Thessalonians book

Hope in this coming day is a source of encouragement to Christians around the world facing various forms of adversity and opposition. Certain things have to happen first. It gives us the confidence as Christians that dead or alive when Christ comes back we will be together with Him 1 Thessalonians Paul urges them to go on working quietly while waiting in hope for the return of Christ.

They are also of value in that they indicate something of the extent to which the early church was influenced by Jewish apocalypticism in its beliefs concerning the second coming of Christ and the setting up of the messianic kingdom.

They were being persecuted badly. Not eloquent preaching, not superior intellect, not clever arguments, not human applause: love. Presumably, Paul means that the Roman government is restraining the Antichrist.

The third chapter of 2 Thessalonians contains many exhortations but the central theme is that of working diligently for the Lord. Composition[ edit ] Most New Testament scholars believe Paul the Apostle wrote this letter from Corinthalthough information appended to this work in many early manuscripts e.

If Paul had actually written the letter, Ehrman reasons, he would not have needed to include such an autograph: At the end of the letter the author insists that he is Paul and gives a kind of proof: "I, Paul write this greeting with my own hand.

Closing and benediction - 1 Thessalonians But perhaps the queen doth protest too much. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Of the twelve pieces in 2 Thessalonians seven begin with 'brother' introductions. Paul stresses that love is the fundamental mark of Christian living.

Hope of the Resurrection: Besides encouraging the church, Paul wrote this letter to correct some doctrinal errors regarding the resurrection. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless. Jesus warned that true prophets of God would always be opposed by the unrighteous Luke Overall, I would say that this is classic John Stott, and a fine example of how Biblical exposition should be done.

When the first Christians accepted the idea that the man who had died on the cross was the real Messiah, they were convinced that he must return to earth to complete the work that he had begun. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all" 2 Thess — Paul says he has heard that some of the Thessalonians are proving slack in their efforts 2 Thess.

He also writes it as an instruction in holy living. This letter was written in response to this concern. Paul loved the men and women who came to know and trust Christ. Main article: Authorship of the Pauline Epistles The authenticity of this epistle is still in widespread dispute.

After Paul left Thessalonica, some of the people who belonged to the church died. Seeing as how this series of events has not yet happened, his argument reads, Christ cannot have returned yet. But it is not how most of the undisputed letters of Paul end, including 1 Thessalonians.Aug 04,  · 1 Thessalonians’ role in the Bible.

First Thessalonians is the eighth of Paul’s atlasbowling.com the 27 New Testament books, Paul wrote Nine of these. Book of 1 Thessalonians. Paul barely escaped with his life, traveling to Athens where his message was received with little enthusiasm. From Athens Paul dispatched Timothy to check on the situation in the Thessalonian church ().

“Occasion and Purpose”. After all this persecution and rejection of the gospel, Paul came to Corinth (Acts. Then the negative evidence is presented: The second reason Paul’s apostleship and the Thessalonians’ conversion should be accepted as genuine is because (1) the Thessalonians accepted Paul’s message as from God (a), and (2) those who maligned the Thessalonians’ faith belong to the class of men who reject the truth and will be.

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THE MESSAGE OF 1 THESSALONIANS 2. THE MESSAGE OF 1 THESSALONIANS 1 Thessalonians ‘2 We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly. 3 As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.’.

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John Stott is the editor of this series. He was rector of All Souls Church in London for twenty-five years and is a well-loved writer and speaker.

The Message of 1 & 2 Thessalonians: The Bible Speaks Today [BST] () by John StottBrand: InterVarsity Press.

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians, commonly referred to as First Thessalonians or 1 Thessalonians, is a Pauline epistle of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The epistle is attributed to Paul the Apostle, and is addressed to the church in Thessalonica, in modern-day Greece.