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I dont think Paul expected Timothy to see the end days. If this was the case, then he probably would have told other churches in other epistles as well. 1+2 Thessalonians are wild because they have so much information about the rapture and the end times that it wouldn't make sense for Paul to not include something more explicit than 'it shall come like a ...


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The text of 2 Thessalonians 2:11 should read something like: And because of these things, God will abandon them to the strong influence of delusion, (that) they believe the lie. -- 2 Thessalonians 2:11 (EPV) My reasoning for this is shown below. Notes: πέμπω. The strongest sense of this word is not "to send something to a person", but "to send a ...


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TLDR: I think the confusion here stems from extracting these two verses from their immediate context, as well as the wider context of Ezekiel. Chapter 34 is about the restoration from Exile, and chapter 37 is a messianic prophecy - there is no single "covenant of peace", because peace (shalom) is an aspect of every biblical covenant. חיה: The 'Living ...



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