2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1‑3  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 9
Paul exposes the false alarm of the enemy, who had taken advantage of their persecutions to enfeeble their hope, using as means a feigned letter as if from Paul, that the Day of the Lord was present! (Chap. 2:2. J.N.D.) Their present trouble proved their future rest when their troublers would be judged. In chapter 2 he shows the prophetic development of the apostasy and the antichrist, after we are gathered home, and up until the Lord comes in judgment. Chapter 3 is exhortation to avoid idlers and idleness while waiting for the Lord to come.
Written by Paul from Corinth A.D. 53.