Concordia Theological Monthly

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last day, thessalonians, judgment, sin, st. luke, st. paul, persecutions, prophecy

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In his First Epistle St. Paul had directed the Thessalonians not to concern themselves about the exact time and hour of the return of Christ. Chap. 5: 1, 2. But that was just the thing in which many within the congregation were particularly interested. Already from the First Epistle we see that the return of Christ had become so live a question within the congregation that many had become disturbed over it; some had gone so far as to neglect their daily work, idly depending on others to support them, and in their fanatical zeal many regarded spiritual matters as the only ones worthy of their time and thought. For that reason Paul had admonished them: "Study to be quiet and to do your own business and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without and that ye may have lack of nothing."


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1 Thessalonians 5:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12; 2 Thessalonians 3:10-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 1 Corinthians 14:32; Romans 12:7; 1 Corinthians 14:26; 2 Thessalonians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; Romans 3:38; 1 Corinthians 3:32; Galatians 1:4; Luke 21:26; Matthew 24:30; Luke 23:30; Revelation 6:16; Luke 21:28;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars