The Book of 2 Thessalonians
Brief Summary. It was not long after Paul had written his first letter to the church in Thessalonica that he realized he needed to write another letter to clarify exactly when they should expect the second coming of Christ. They had believed that the day of the Lord had arrived, but Paul assured them that it had not and that there would be an Apostasy first and then Jesus will return shortly thereafter. He also instructs them regarding sound doctrine.
Latin: Thessalonicenses II
Greek: Thessalonikeis b, Second (letter) to the Thessalonians
Author: Paul (Saul) of Tarsus
Date: 50-57, during Paulís second missionary journey
Writing to: Christians in Thessalonica
Doctrinal Classification: Eschatology
General Theme: Second coming of Christ clarified
Important Points: Jesusí Second Coming. More about the Day of the Lord.
2 Thessalonians. "THIS Second Epistle was written soon after the former, and seems to have been designed to prevent a mistake, which might arise from some passages in the former epistle, concerning the second coming of Christ, as if it were near at hand. The apostle in this epistle is careful to prevent any wrong use which some among them might make of those expressions of his that were agreeable to the dialect of the prophets of the Old Testament, and informs them that there were many intermediate counsels yet to be fulfilled before that day of the Lord should come, though, because it is sure, he had spoken of it as near. There are other things that he writes about for their consolation under sufferings, and exhortation and direction in duty." - Matthew Henry (Read More)
Outline of the Book of 1 Thessalonians (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
The Coming Day of Jesus and Persecution - Chapters 1
The Coming Day of Jesus and Events - Chapter 2
The Coming Day of Jesus and Christian Living - Chapter 3
Questions for further study.
Why did Paul feel the need to write Second Thessalonians?
Who founded the church in Thessalonica?
Who delivered this letter to the church in Thessalonica?
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What was the apostasy spoken of in First and Second Thessalonians?
What was meant by "man of sin"?
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