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

Sunday, December 09, 2007

2 Thessalonians 2

Eschatologically inclined

Don't be tricked into thinking that the end has already been.  It won't happen until the antichrist sets himself up as god and after he has been revealed.  So don't stress.

The evil has started, but is being held back currently.  The evil will come with fake miracles, but Jesus will defeat it.  But many people will be destroyed.

But stand firm and be thankful, because God has chosen you to be spared and to know the truth through the gospel.

Key verse:
4. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

My thoughts:
Well, this is some fun eschatology.  It got some generally well understood aspects of Christian eschatology here, in that there will be some sort of antichrist who will set himself up to be worshipped as God.

But the point's still the same.  The end hasn't been.  It's coming.  Be ready, and live a good life.  Beyond that, I'm not too sure what actions we should take!  We dunno when it'll all happen!


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