Readings from Malachi 4 verses 1-2 and 2 Thessalonians
3 verses 6-13 were by Carolyn Hansom.
Fincher justified taking food out of the mouths of poor people by quoting the Bible, 2 Thessalonians
3:10, to be specific: "For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: Anyone unwilling to work should not eat.
His six chapters describe (1) the formation of the Pauline corpus, (2) the pseudepigraphic letters (Colossians, Ephesians, 2 Thessalonians
, the Pastorals, and the non-canonical 3 Corinthians, Letters to Laodicea and Alexandria, and the correspondence between Paul and Seneca), (3) Paul's influence on the Epistolary tradition in early Christianity (Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1 Clement, Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp and Dionysius of Corinth), (4) The Narrative Tradition (Acts and different Acta Apostolorum, Apocalypses and the Pseudo-Clementines, (5) Representatives of Anti-Paulinism (Matthew, Hegesippus, etc.
Schmitt had an abiding concern with the katechon of 2 Thessalonians
Haggai 1:15b - 2:9; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians
2:1-5,13-17; Luke 20:27-38
He had known personal heartaches but lived by the promise of 2 Thessalonians
2: "Now may our Lord Jesus Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation, and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
Closer to Paul's ways of thinking are Ephesians, Colossians, and 2 Thessalonians
, which someone wrote in Paul's name--and therefore with his authority.
It was this insight into the papacy's avaricious nature, combined with the neglect of its proper spiritual role, that helped confirm for Luther that he faced not simply a corrupt and corrupting institution, but the very Antichrist itself: the Man of Sin and Son of Perdition predicted in 2 Thessalonians
The exegetical portion of this study deals with all the Pauline letters in the following order: 1 & 2 Thessalonians
, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Romans, Colossians, Ephesians, Philippians, and the Pastoral Epistles.
Precept Bible Studies - Registration is under way for an 8-week Bible study on 2 Thessalonians
to be held Tuesdays from noon to 2:15 p.
An earlier cluster of exegetes consisting of Ambrosiaster, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Pelagius, and Jerome took the literal, "imminent" tack: they understood 2 Thessalonians
to be warning of Antichrist's advent in the near, albeit not precisely determinable, future.
Paul tells in 2 Thessalonians
, "unless the apostasy comes first (2:3) and in Romans that "a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved" (11:25-26).