Category Archives: 2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians: 3:6-13 (“If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat”)

2 Thess 3:6-12 (2 Thess. 3:6-12 ESV)  6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians: 3:1-5 (the Evil One)

2 Thess 3:1-2 (2 Thess. 3:1-2 ESV) Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,  2 and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians: 2:15-16 (apostolic tradition and hope)

2 Thess 2:14-15 (2 Thess. 2:14-15 ESV)  14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.  15 So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians: 2:13-14 (Predestination, Free Will, Open Theism, and Such)

I apologize for not being involved in the comments these last several days. I’ve been under the weather with something called “endocarditis,” meaning an infection of the heart valves. I’ve been on 24-hour IV antibiotics for a month. (Anti = … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians: 2:13-14 (Encouragement by Election)

2 Thess 2:13-14 Having contradicted the false teaching regarding the Second Coming and likely concerned that he may have offended the church, Paul immediately shifts the subject to give a word of encouragement. (2 Thess. 2:13-14 ESV) 13 But we … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians: 2:3-12 (Wrapping Up the Man of Lawlessness)

Closing thoughts So I started with just the text and Gordon Fee’s commentary on 2 Thess. And I soon worked with just the text as I found Fee too unwilling to consider the possibility that these events had already happened. … Continue reading

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2 Thessalonians: 2:3-12 (Verse by verse)

Verse-by-verse exposition Let’s work through the text to see how it fits to equate the Rebel with Simon bar Giora, the leader of the Jewish rebels against  Rome — (2 Thess. 2:3-4 ESV)  3 Let no one deceive you in … Continue reading

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