Concordia Theological Monthly

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antichrist, st. paul, godlessness, thessalonians

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In our discussion of the leading eschatological thoughts of the Epistles to the Thessalonians we first of all called attention to the teaching of St. Paul that the Lord will return, and will return suddenly, as a thief in the night, 1 Thess. 5:1-3; in the second installment we pointed out that He will return only after the great Antichrist will have been revealed, 2 Thess. 2:1-12. The discussion of this second division has not been completed. After warning his readers not to let themselves be misled into believing that the Day of the Lord had already arrived and after giving a description of the Antichrist who was to come, vv. 1-4, the apostle continues: "Remember ye not that when I was yet with you, I told you these things?" v. 5. This reminder and question contains a mild rebuke for the Thessalonians.


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1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Romans 1:18; Luke 4:42; Acts 1:7; Acts 17:31; 1 John 3:4; Daniel 11:36; 1 Timothy 3:16; 1 Corinthians 2:10; Revelation 2:24; 1 Corinthians 5:3; Colossians 2:14;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars