I. Vengeance will come from God II Thessalonians 1:7-8Vengeance on Persecutor’s of the faithful is in God’s hands not ours.
Deuteronomy 32:35-36, Psalms 94:1-15, and Romans 12:18-21.
(Verses 1-4) – Paul, Timothy, and Silas were thankful for their faith, love, and patience.
These are the three attributes that will last – I Corinthians 13:1-13
(Verses 5-10) – The fact that vengeance belongs to God of those that are against Christians. The fact that the punishment is everlasting.
The punishment is on those whom do not know God or have not obeyed the Gospel I Peter 4:16-19. How does one know God and obey the Gospel?
Hearing, believing, and being baptized – Mark 16:15-16.
Hearing and believing leads to obedience – Romans 10:16-21
Obedience of God and not men – Acts 5:29
(Verses 11-12) – Paul, Timothy, and Silas will pray for them.
(Verses 1-12) – Correction that the day of the Lord (Second Coming) is NOT at hand v.2. They told them that there is no sign of a falling away into the Second Coming of Christ.
Those who believe not the truth and obey unrighteousness will be judged Romans 2:1-12, I Corinthians 13:6, and
II Corinthians 4:2-7.
(Verses 13-16) – Words of exhortation to stand in what they have learned in word, epistle, and deed. The Apostles are examples for us Philippians 3:13-18 and I Timothy 4:12. We are to do things according to the authority of Christ Colossians 3:17
III. Comfort your Hearts II Thessalonians 2:17
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