Concordia Theological Monthly

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faith, st. paul, judgment, tribulations, righteous, christians, persecution, thessalonians

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In our discussions of the leading eschatological thoughts in the Epist1es to the Thessalonians we now proceed to a new section. In -the previous installments we have noted that the Lord will return suddenly, as a thief in the night, 1 Thess. 5:1-3; that He will not return before the great Antichrist will have been revealed, 2 Thess. 2:1-13. But the apostle also shows the purpose for which the Lord will return, namely, for vengeance upon the unbelievers and for the glorification of the believers. This truth is stressed particularly in the section 2 Thess.1:3-12, to which we now turn for further study. This passage, moreover, constitutes one of the greet eschatological pericopes of the traditional Church Year, the Epistle for the 26th Sunday after Trinity.


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1 Thessalonians 5:1-3; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-13; 1 Corinthians 1:4; 1 Thessalonians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:18; 1 Thessalonians 4:8; Colossians 1:3; Ephesians h1:3; 1 Thessalonians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 1:4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:31; 1 Corinthians 3:21; 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; 1 Peter 1:6-9; Revelation 13:10; Philippians 1:28; Luke 16:25;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars