How that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance.”


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Rescuing us from Wrath – (The coming of Jesus will mean rescue for the righteous but wrath for their persecutors)

Crown of Boasting – (Paul looks forward to when he and the Thessalonians will receive the “crown of boasting” at his return)

Blameless in Holiness – (Paul used his own afflictions to remind the Thessalonians that believers are appointed for tribulation)

Meeting Jesus – (Paul reassured believers concerning those who die in Christ and their participation in the future resurrection)

Times and Seasons – (The Day of the Lord will arrive like a thief in the night)

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Appointed for Tribulation – (His disciples escape God’s wrath but endure tribulation to which they have been appointed)

Be not quickly tossed from your mind or alarmed either by spirit or by discourse or by letter as by us that the day of the Lord, has set in.”


Just Judgment of God – (His arrival will mean vindication for the righteous but everlasting loss for the wicked)

End Times Disinformation – (Disinformation about the return of Jesus troubled mean in Thessalonica)

Two Missing Events – (Two events must occur before the Day of the Lord can occur)

Seated in the Sanctuary – (The lawless one will be revealed when he seats himself in the sanctuary of God)

Son of Destruction – (Many will apostatize when the Lawless One seats himself in the sanctuary)

Until Revealed – (The mystery of lawlessness is at work even now preparing the way for the Lawlessness One )

Mystery of Lawlessness – (The mystery of lawlessness is preparing the way for the lawless one)

Lawless One Destroyed – (Jesus will destroy the works of the Lawless One and paralyze him at his arrival)

Lying Signs and Wonders – (The final deceiver will use “lying signs and wonders” to cause many saints to apostatize)

Little Horn – Son of Destruction – (Daniel’s “little horn” is the model for Paul’s “man of lawlessness“)

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The Lawless One – (Before the Day of the Lord arrives, the lawless one will be revealed who will deceive many)

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The Last Days in light of the Death and Resurrection of Jesus

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