My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Wednesday, December 05, 2007

1 Thessalonians 3

An early date for John

Summary:
Eventually we sent Timothy to you, to make sure that you were doing okay in the midst of your all-too-predictable trials. He's come back with a good report too! He told of your love for us. It's all very encouraging, and we thank God always for it. Pray that God makes a way for us to come to you! May God strengthen you.

Key verse:
12. May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.

My thoughts:
Paul talks here about how as Christians we are destined for persecution. He is obviously referring to John's gospel where Jesus promises that his followers will be persecuted as he was. Therefore, John was written and was well-distributed before this letter was written. So probably about 45AD.

It's just logic. You wouldn't understand.

So far this is the letter with the least actual content of interest.

2 Comments:

Blogger Deane said...

Therefore, John was written and was well-distributed before this letter was written. So probably about 45AD.

John A. T. Robinson dates the Gospel of John at somewhere between AD 40 and 65.

I suspect it may date to 12 BC. It's prophetic.

2:08 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Hallelujah! Preach it brother!

3:31 pm

 

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