RICHARD DEAN BROOKS
WHEN IS JESUS COMING BACK??
2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-2
1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter asserting that the day of the Lord has already come.
2: 1-17 Paul describes the end of the world and Christ’s second coming. He says that great suffering and trouble lie ahead, but evil will not prevail because Christ will return to judge all people. Although Paul presents a few signs of the end times, his emphasis, like Jesus’ (Mark 13), is the need for each person to prepare for Christ’s return by living daily in relationship with him. If we are ready, we won’t have to be concerned about the preceding events or the timing of Christ’s return. God controls all events.
2: 1-2 In the Bible, the phrase “the day of the Lord” is used in two ways: (1) It can mean the end times (beginning with Christ’s birth and continuing until he returns), and (2) it can mean the final Judgment Day, after he returns, when he will set all things right. Because some false teachers were saying that Judgment Day had already come, many believers were waiting expectantly for their vindication and for relief from suffering. Paul, Silas, and Timothy were clarifying that Judgment Day had not yet come; other events would have to happen first.
2: 2 “ By a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter” could mean that false teaching had come from (1) someone claiming to have had a divine revelation or vision, (2) someone passing on a teaching as though it were from Paul, or (3) someone distributing a letter supposedly written by Paul.Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.
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