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The Apostle Paul's second letter to the Thessalonians.

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What is the nature of the “strong delusion” being sent by God according to 2 Thessalonians 2:11?

10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:7 who or what is the “mystery of iniquity” and how was it operating in Paul's day?

KJV 2Th 2:7  For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
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Is 2 Thessalonians 3:17 enough to reject Paul as the author of Hebrews?

Hebrews is arguably the deepest of all epistles in the new testament. Hence the writer would have had to be the most insightful among the apostles. Even Peter acknowledged Paul's scriptural depth ...
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Did Paul write 2 Thessalonians?

Since the advent of critical scholarship, the authorship of all the biblical texts have come into question. After the dust settled, it is commonly accepted that, of the thirteen letters attributed to ...
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Who is “taken out of the way” and what is the function of “ginomai” in 2 Thessalonians 2:7? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain to me why all the major translators render this "until He is taken out of the way", upper case He, implying God. "For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who ...
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If a person cannot work, is he condemned?

If a person has an illness, lives in fear or pain and cannot work, or doesn't have the strength to work, does 2 Thessalonians 3:6-12 condemn that individual?
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Why do Bible versions use both 'seat' and 'sit' in 2 Thess 2, since they quite differ in meaning?

2 Thessalonians 2:4 KJV 2 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.. . ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:4, how does the man of sin actually “seat/sit” in the Temple of God?

In 2 Thes. 2:4, it is written, 4 He will oppose and exalt himself above every so-called god or object of worship. So he will seat himself in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. Berean ...
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What afflictions did the church in Thessalonica suffer?

(KJV)1 Thessalonians 1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: (KJV)1 Thessalonians 2:14 For ye, brethren, ...
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Is 1 John 2:8 a reference to 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

In 2 Thessalonians Paul seems to say that it can't possibly be the last hour because prior to the return of Christ there must be a rebellion: 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (NIV) Don’t let anyone deceive ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, are “the lie” and “the truth” some particular lie and some particular truth?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12, are "the lie" and "the truth" some particular lie and some particular truth? NIV 2 Thess 2: 9The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. ...
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In 2 Corinthians 6:15, who or what is “Belial”?

2Co 6:15 What harmony exists between the Messiah and Beliar, or what do a believer and an unbeliever have in common? "Belial aka Beliar" is a Hebrew word meaning something like "worthlessness one":...
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2 Thess. 1:7-9 - could 'those' be fallen angels instead of humans?

7 and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do ...
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In 2 Thessalonians 2:11, to what does διὰ τοῦτο refer?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:11, to what does διὰ τοῦτο refer?: καὶ διὰ τοῦτο πέμπει αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ἐνέργειαν πλάνης εἰς τὸ πιστεῦσαι αὐτοὺς τῷ ψεύδει, Is it the preceding verse or the next verse? The ...
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How is Jesus with us when two or three are gathered, if he is still hanging out in the clouds? [closed]

Matthew 18:20 makes it sound like he's here with us: For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 makes it sound like he's not ...
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Antichrist, Man of Lawlessness, Beast of Revelation 13

It is generally assumed that the antichrist, the man of lawlessness, and the beast in Revelation 13 all refer to the same end time enemy of God. What is the basis for this assumption? Are there ...
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2 Thessalonians 2:4 - What is the meaning of «πάντα λεγόμενον θεὸν»?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:4, it is written, Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he ...
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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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Does God send a “Strong Delusion”? What is the Context of understanding 2 Thess. 2:11?

2 Thess. 2:11," καὶ διὰ τοῦτο πέμψει αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ἐνέργειαν πλάνης εἰς τὸ πιστεῦσαι αὐτοὺς τῷ ψεύδει(TR Stephanus 1550) "And because of this-- will send to them--God--a working of delusion--for ...
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Who is the “man of lawlessness” in 2 Thess 2?

Who is the "man of lawlessness" in 2 Thess 2? The online RSVCE identifies him as the Antichrist, but The Navarre Bible New Testament Compact Edition note on 2 Thess 2:1-12 has in part: We do not ...
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What is a Busybody? 2 Thessalonians 3:11

In 2 Thessalonians 3:11 Paul condemns "busybodies," (Greek περιεργαζομένους, periergazomenous). What is the meaning of this? In cross referencing this with the New Korean Revised Version (NKRV), I ...
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Who is the subject of the “rebellion” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3?

In 2 Thessalonians 2:3, Paul begins, "Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first..." (ESV empahsis mine). Is there any indication - whether in this ...
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Who is holding back the “secret power of lawlessness” (2 Th2:7)?

2 Thessalonians 2:7 (AMP): For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, [but it is] restrained only until [a]he ...
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Is Jesus called God in 2 Thessalonians 1:12?

I was first alerted to this in the NIV footnote of that verse: We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the ...
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What is the temple that Paul refers to in 2 Thessalonians 2:4?

2 Thessalonians 2:4 talks about the man of lawlessness, "who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming ...
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Impact of order of letters to the Thessalonians

I was surprised recently to learn that 1st and 2nd Thessalonians appear in that order because of their relative size to one another rather than necessarily the order in which they were written. That ...