This first Pauline sample also shows us the tender Paul, who describes himself as both nursing mother and caring father to his Thessalonian
The obvious deficiency concerning content is Hughes's exclusive concern with exegesis of 2 Thessalonians
. He never defends his decision to choose just one biblical book for the tracing of Antichrist traditions, and he is silent about the fact that the book he has chosen contains no use of the word "Antichrist." Surely Hughes knows that patristic and early medieval exegetes treated Antichrist copiously elsewhere: preeminently in commentaries on Daniel, 1 Thessalonians
, 1 John, and Revelation.
Eduard Schweizer has differentiated between the believer being "in Christ" and being "with Christ" based partially on material in 1 Thessalonians
. Schweizer notes the difference between the corporate idea of "in Christ" and the more apocalyptic phrase "with Christ," which is placed in the framework of the second coming of Christ (the parousia).
* the true Church will be removed from history in an event called the "Rapture," based on I Thessalonians
5:1-11, and Israel the nation will be restored as God's primary instrument.
Paul reminded us in 1st Thessalonians
5:21 to Examine Everything, and hold fast to that which is good.
1 & 2 Thessalonians
: An Introduction and Study Guide: Encountering the Christ Group at Thessalonike
Each of us probably knows a few modern Thessalonians
who weather the crises of their lives in a similar way.
Her cover photo was a quote from 1 Thessalonians
5:17, Never stop praying.
He is the one for whom we wait with joy (1 Thessalonians
His predictions are based on his knowledge of the book of Thessalonians
and the book of Matthew.
His talk at the afternoon service looked at the epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
. The evening Bible hour talk was "The truth about the trinity." The meetings planned for the coming week areas follows: The coffee morning Bible reading and discussion group will meet at 10.30am on Tuesday.
His six chapters describe (1) the formation of the Pauline corpus, (2) the pseudepigraphic letters (Colossians, Ephesians, 2 Thessalonians
, the Pastorals, and the non-canonical 3 Corinthians, Letters to Laodicea and Alexandria, and the correspondence between Paul and Seneca), (3) Paul's influence on the Epistolary tradition in early Christianity (Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1 Clement, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp and Dionysius of Corinth), (4) The Narrative Tradition (Acts and different Acta Apostolorum, Apocalypses and the Pseudo-Clementines, (5) Representatives of Anti-Paulinism (Matthew, Hegesippus, etc., and (6) Paul as interpreted from Marcion to Irenaeus (including Gnosticism).