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              2 Thessalonians
► Written   about 53 A.D. from Corinth
   Probably within a few months of the first letter


        to encourage the Thessalonians
► Written
 under persecution.

► Written  to correct their misinterpretation of
 his first letter.
                  1:1-2
1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

 To the church of the Thessalonians in God
 our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

 2 Grace to you and peace from God our
 Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
                            1:3-8
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
  fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of
  every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we
  ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your
  patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that
  you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous
  judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the
  kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6 since it is a
  righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who
  trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us
  when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty
  angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not
  know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our
  Lord Jesus Christ.
 The Righteous Judgment of God
Romans 2:2-11



2 Peter 2:4-9
                            1:3-8
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
  fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of
  every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we
  ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your
  patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that
  you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous
  judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the
  kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6 since it is a
  righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who
  trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us
  when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty
  angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not
  know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our
  Lord Jesus Christ.
               Flaming Fire
2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth
  which are now preserved by the same word,
  are reserved for fire until the day of judgment
  and perdition of ungodly men.

Hebrews 10:26-27 For if we sin willfully after
 we have received the knowledge of the truth,
 there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
 27 but a certain fearful expectation of
 judgment, and fiery indignation which will
 devour the adversaries.
                            1:3-8
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
  fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of
  every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we
  ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your
  patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that
  you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous
  judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the
  kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6 since it is a
  righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who
  trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us
  when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty
  angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not
  know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our
  Lord Jesus Christ.
     Those Who Don’t Know God
Romans 1:18-21

Acts 17:26-27 And He has made from one blood every
  nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has
  determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of
  their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in
  the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him,
  though He is not far from each one of us;

Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you
  will find;…
                            1:3-8
3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is
  fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of
  every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4 so that we
  ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your
  patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that
  you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous
  judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the
  kingdom of God, for which you also suffer; 6 since it is a
  righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who
  trouble you, 7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us
  when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty
  angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not
  know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our
  Lord Jesus Christ.
        Those Who Don’t Obey
1 Peter 4:17 For the time has come for judgment to
  begin at the house of God; and if it begins with us
  first, what will be the end of those who do not
  obey the gospel of God?

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you
  have always obeyed, not as in my presence only,
  but now much more in my absence, work out your
  own salvation with fear and trembling;
                  1:9-10
These shall be punished with everlasting
 destruction from the presence of the Lord
 and from the glory of His power, 10 when
 He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His
 saints and to be admired among all those
 who believe, because our testimony among
 you was believed.
          Everlasting Destruction
Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible2 Thessalonians 1:9
Verse 9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction.
   Cmt. on Mt 25:41. The word which is here rendered
   destruction (oleqron,) is different from that which occurs in
   Mt 25:46, and which is there rendered punishment
   kolasiV. The word oleqron --occurs only here and in 1Co
   5:5; 1Th 5:8; 1Ti 6:9; in each of which places it is
   rendered destruction. It does not denote annihilation, but
   is used in the same sense in which we use the word when
   we say that a thing is destroyed. Thus health is destroyed
   when it fails; property is destroyed when it is burned, or
   sunk in the ocean; a limb is-destroyed that is lost in battle;
   life is destroyed when one dies.
             Everlasting Destruction
In the case before us, the destruction, whatever it be, is
(1.) to be continued for ever; and
(2.) is to be of the nature of punishment. The meaning then must
   be, that the soul is destroyed as to the great purposes of its
   being with enjoyment, dignity, honour, holiness, happiness. It
   will not be annihilated, but will live and linger on in destruction.
   It seems difficult to conceive how any one can profess to hold
   that this passage is a part of the word of God, and yet deny the
   doctrine of future eternal punishment. It would not be possible
   to state that doctrine in clearer language than this. It never is
   stated in clearer language in any creed or confession of faith;
   and if it be not true that the wicked will be punished for ever, it
   must be admitted that it would not have been possible to
   reveal the doctrine in human language.
       Everlasting Destruction
Matthew 25:46 And these will go away into
 everlasting punishment, but the righteous
 into eternal life.

Strong’s G166
Aoinios - without end, never to cease,
  everlasting
        Everlasting Destruction
► Aoinios
1 Timothy 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal,
  invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and
  glory forever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 1:18 I am He who lives, and was dead,
  and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. …
Hebrews 9:14 how much more shall the blood of
  Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered
  Himself without spot to God, cleanse your
  conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
                  1:9-10
These shall be punished with everlasting
 destruction from the presence of the Lord
 and from the glory of His power, 10 when
 He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His
 saints and to be admired among all those
 who believe, because our testimony among
 you was believed.
We glorify or shame Christ with our lives.

Hebrews 6:4-6
  For it is impossible for those who were once
  enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift,
  and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, 5
  and have tasted the good word of God and the
  powers of the age to come, 6 if they fall away, to
  renew them again to repentance, since they
  crucify again for themselves the Son of God, and
  put Him to an open shame.
                  1:11-12
Therefore we also pray always for you that
 our God would count you worthy of this
 calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of
 His goodness and the work of faith with
 power, 12 that the name of our Lord Jesus
 Christ may be glorified in you, and you in
 Him, according to the grace of our God and
 the Lord Jesus Christ.
              Be Saved Tonight!
► Believe   – John 8:24

► Repent    – Luke 13:3

► Confess   – Romans 10:10

► Be   Baptized – Mark 16:16

► Be   Faithful – Revelation 2:10

				
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