The message of Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians has been how to endure trials by living in the light of eternity. These Christians in Thessalonica are suffering severely for their faith. Paul is encouraging them that their growing faith and continued love for one another shows God’s righteous judgment that they have been counted worthy of God’s kingdom (1:4-5). In the last paragraph Paul told these Christians to not be disturbed by false teachings regarding the second coming of Christ but to stand firm in what they had received from the apostles. So in the final section of this letter Paul is going to tell these Christians what they must do as they live in the light of eternity and face these trials because of their faith in Jesus.
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