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60 2 Thessalonians

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NevertrytosuppresstheSpirit
»
ortreatthegiftof
prop
hecywithconternpt;
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Jb
1:1.8:2:3
thinkbeforeyoudoanything
-hold
ontowhatis
good
-and
avoidevery
formof
H
evil.
ClosingprayerandfarewellMaythe
God
ofpeacemakeyouperfect
and
holy;
and
mayyouallbekept
23
safeandblameless,spirit,soul
and
body,
e
forthecomingof
our
LordJesusChrist.
God
hascalledyouandhewillnotfailyou.
24
Prayforus,mybrothers.
25
Greetallthebrotherswiththeholykiss.Myorders,intheLord'sname,
~
~
arethatthisletteristobereadtoallthe!brothers. ThegraceofourLordJesusChristbewith
you.v
28Is11:6+ 2
Th
3:16
3:131-
I
Co1:91
2
Th3:32
Th
3:1
Rm
15:301-2Co13:121-
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014:16
5:
19
1
THESSALONIANS
354
2
THESS
ALONIANS
THE
S
ECO
ND
LETTEROF
PAUL
TO
TH
E
CHURCH
IN
THESS
ALO
NIK
A
Address
1
FromPaul,Silvanus
and
Timothy,totheChurchinThessalonikawhichisin GodourFather
and
theLordJesusChrist;
-wishing
yougraceandpeace fromGodtheFather
and
theLordJesusChrist.
1
Th
1:1
Ac
15:22
+:
16:11-
TheeomingoftheLordandthepreludetoit"
2
Toturnnow,brothers,tothecoming
of
our
Lord
JesusChrist
and
howweshallallbegathered
round
him:'pleasedonotgetexcitedtoosoonor alarmedbyanypredictionor
rumour
oranyletterclaimingtocomefromus, Thanksgivingandencouragement.TheLastJudgement Wefeelwemustbecontinuallythanking
Go
dforyou,brothers;quiterightly, becauseyourfaithisgrowingsowonderfully
and
thelovethatyouhaveforone
4
anotherneverstopsincreasing;-andamongthechurchesofGodwecantake specialprideinyoufory
our
constancyandfaithunderallthepersecutionsand troublesyouhavetobear.
-It
allshowsthatGo
d's
judgementisjust,andthe
purpo
seofitis
that
youmaybef
ound
worthyofthekingdomofGod;itisforthe sakeofthisthatyouaresufferingnow. Godwillveryrightlyrepaywithinjurythosewhoareinjuringyou,
-and
rewardyou,whoaresufferingnow,withthesamepeaceashewillgive
US,"
whenthe
Lord
Jesusappearsfromheavenwiththeangelsofhispower.•Hewillcome
inflaming fire"
toimposethepenaltyon
allwhodonotacknowledgeGod
and
refusetoaccept
9
theGoodNewsof
our
LordJesus.
C
-It
willbetheirpunishmenttobelosteter nally,excluded
fromthepresence
of
theLordand
from
theglory
of
hisstrength
10
onthatday
when-hecomes
tobeglorifiedamonghissaints
and
seeninhisglory
byallwhobelieveinhim;"
and
youarebelievers,
through
our
witness.
'
11
Knowingthis,wepraycontinually
that
ourGod
willmakeyouworthyofhis call,andbyhispowerfulfilall
your!
desiresforgoodnessand
comp
leteallthat
12
youhavebeendoing
throug
hfaith;becauseinthisway
thename
of
our
LordJesusChrist
willbeglorified
inyou
and
youinhim,bythegraceof
ourGodand
theLordJesusChrist.
5
c.Paulseemstoha..edevelopedno
coher
entsystem
of
anthronologv:thisistheonlyplacehementionsa
tripartit
edivisionof
body
(eLRm7:24
-l-),
soul(cr.
I
Co15:44
-t-)
and
spirit(whichcanbe
take
nin
two
ways:asthe
divine
presenceinahu
man
being,givinghimnewlifein
unio
nwithChrist.Rm5:5
+.
or
mor
epr
obably
astheinnermost
dep
thsofthe
hum
anbeing,openandawaketotheSpirit,cf.Rm1:94),
f.
vure.
inserts
'holy'.
2.
Add
.
(Y
ula.)
'A
men'
1
a.
Pauloftencompareshisownsitu
ation
withthat ofthechurchesheiswriting
to.
cr
1Th2:3:ICo4:8: Ph1:30.etc. b.
Heave
n.cf'.1Th4:16.
the
angels.
cf.Mt13:39.
41,49
:16:27p:24:31:
25:31:
Lk12:8f
(andprobably
the
'sa
ints'of1
Th
3:13).the
'fire'
of
various
theophanies,cr.Ex13:22+;19:16+.areallconven
tionalelementsofap
ocalyptic
liter
atur
e.cf.I
Th
4:16+. c.l.e.
bothpaga
ns,1
Th
4:5.andJews.
Rm
10:16. d.Paul
here
seems10
be
thin
king
of
angels(the
'saints',cr.
Ac9:13
+>and
Chr
istians
('
those
who
believe')
.
e.Vv.6-1O
form
a
pare
nthesis,v.t
t
followson
from
v.s.
f.Or'his'
2a.In1Th4:13-5:11Paulavoidedsuggesting any
thlna
thatwouldindicatewhenthe
trarousia
would takeplace.
cr
1
Th
5:1+.Obviouslyreplyingtof
urtherquestion
s,Paul
doesnotnow
rep
eat
allhesaid.about what
woul
d
happen
tothelivingandthedead:allheis conce
rned
withisto
empha
sisethatthe
coming
isnot
imminent
.andthat
it
ca
nnottake
placetill
certain
specificsignshave
preceded
it.
I
Th1:2 1Th3:6-12
1Til3:12:
4:9-10
~
~
Ac14:22
-
l-
ICo1:2
+-
I
Th1:7-8: 2:19·20Mt4:17+ 1Th2:14;
I-
3:4+
1=
Ph1:28
Rl'14
:JJ
I
Co1:7+
:l1
Ex
3:2
:r:
Is66:15
Q.
Jr
10:25Is66:4
Rm
1:51-Is2:10
Is2:11-17;
CD
49:3:66:5
W
Ps(LXX)68:
J:
34:89:7Ph2:13Is66:5:
~
4:15
In17:lO
,U
~
Q.
~
Mt24:31
+ICo15:23
I
Th4:1
5-173:17
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.
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