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The apostle Paul's first letter to the church in Thessalonica.

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How should 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 be interpreted?

We ask you, brothers, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling with him, not to be shaken out of your minds suddenly, or to be alarmed either by a "spirit," 2 or by an ...
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Are all followers of Christ guaranteed to achieve complete sanctification or not? 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 vs. 2 Peter 2:20-22

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 (ESV): 23 Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 He ...
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What does it mean "to quench" in 1 Thessalonians 5:19?

In 1 Thessalonians 5:19 we read: Quench not the Spirit. (KJV) According to Strong's, "Quench" is the word 4570 σβέννυμι, which means "I extinguish, quench, I suppress, thwart." The dictionary ...
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Is 1 Thessalonians 4:15-16 a failed prophecy?

I would like to ask about this text where Paul writes about the Lord returning: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: ...
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What does "with the voice of the archangel" mean in 1 Thessalonians 4:16?

1 Thessalonians 4:16 ASV For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; What does &...
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Why does "The Judgment" before God appear to be missing in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 (cf. 2 Cor. 5:10)?

In the Letter to the Thessalonians, we are told: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, ...
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What is the wrath referred to in 1 Thessalonians 2:16?

For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you suffered the same things from your own compatriots as they did from the Jews, who ...
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Is 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18 alluding to Psalm 47:5?

In Paul's accounting of the ordering of the resurrection he mentions a few things that seem to be an allusion to Psalm 47:5: [1Th 4:14-18 KJV] 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, ...
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Does the New Testament predict Jesus' return on Rosh Hashanah?

The day of the Lord's return is sometimes associated with trumpets in the New Testament: For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and ...
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What prophecies was Paul referring to when he said "do not despise prophecies" in 1 Thessalonians 5:20?

1 Thessalonians 5:19-22 (ESV): 19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not despise prophecies, 21 but test everything; hold fast what is good. 22 Abstain from every form of evil. What prophecies was Paul ...
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Are humans made of body + spirit or body + soul + spirit? Genesis 2:7 & Ecclesiastes 12:5-7 vs 1 Thessalonians 5:23 [closed]

Genesis 2:7 gives the idea that a human being is the combination of a physical body (from dust) and a spirit (God's breath of life): 7 then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and ...
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