• Standing on the Apostolic Tradition

    2 Thessalonians 2:15

    Scripture is sufficient to tell us what we must believe in order to be saved and how we must live in order to please God. Discovering the will of God does not require any special methods; we simply need to ...Read More

  • Obtaining the Glory of Christ

    2 Thessalonians 2:13–14

    We will obtain the glory of Christ in that we will share in His glorified body, bearing His image fully in perfected, glorified bodies (1 Cor. 15:49). In turn, this will redound to the glory of God, for we are ...Read More

  • Spiritual Thirst

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  • A Strong Delusion from God

    2 Thessalonians 2:11–12

    Since the fall, none of us by nature—except Christ—can love the truth. Only if the Lord gives us a new heart and mind in His sovereign act of regeneration will we love the truth (John 3:1–8). And once we have ...Read More

  • The Coming of the Lawless One

    2 Thessalonians 2:8–10

    Satan loves to disguise himself as an angel of light (2 Cor. 11:14), so we should expect him to present himself as a counterfeit savior and even as one who can do signs and wonders. The true messenger of God ...Read More

  • The Restrainer

    2 Thessalonians 2:5–7

    Over the centuries, many people have sought to identify the Antichrist and have developed theories as to who he is and when he will come. It is worthwhile to try to figure out who Paul might be thinking of when ...Read More

  • The Son of Destruction

    2 Thessalonians 2:3–4

    It is important to note that regardless of whether there is one final Antichrist who comes before Jesus returns, the “spirit of antichrist” has been in the church since the first century. We are warned about this in 1 John ...Read More

  • Confusion about the End

    2 Thessalonians 2:1–2

    The false teaching that troubled the Thessalonians apparently came to them in a letter purporting to be from Paul and from a supposed “spoken word” of prophecy (2 Thess. 2:1–2). This reminds us that many people will try to speak ...Read More

  • The Bidding of the Evil One

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  • The Bliss for the Righteous

    2 Thessalonians 1:11–12

    What God has in store for all His servants is far better than we can describe or conceive of in our present state. Even the best that this world can offer cannot be compared to what the Lord has for ...Read More