is addressed to a presumed audience of Greek Christians.
As we hear in 1 Thessalonians
5:23, the God of peace makes that spirit sound until the coming of Jesus.
Paul, in light of the same confidence, bids his readers to "stand firm and hold fast" (2 Thessalonians
2:15) and not to be misled into false faith.
The other (January/February 1520) deals with the following letters of Paul: Thessalonians
I and II, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.
Her younger sister also gave a reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians
and her aunt said a prayer.
Younger sister Carly also gave a reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians
The rings are inscribed with a passage from Thessalonians
in the Bible's New Testament saying that the wearer will remain a virgin until marriage.
Goodman traces the view of Jews as the enemies of Christianity back to the charges laid by Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians
(circa 50 CE) where they are described as having 'killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets'.
Through an examination of the translation of various Hebrew and Greek terms into Latin and French, Forsyth demonstrates that although the term justice de Dieu continues to have both the "salvific" and the "forensic" meanings in the New Testament, it is most often used to refer to God's punitive action, particularly in the gospels and the apocalyptic scriptures (Matthew, 1-2 Thessalonians
His response brought to mind Paul's advice to the Thessalonians
, "May it be your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent upon anybody.
An earlier cluster of exegetes consisting of Ambrosiaster, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Pelagius, and Jerome took the literal, "imminent" tack: they understood 2 Thessalonians
to be warning of Antichrist's advent in the near, albeit not precisely determinable, future.