Specifics I
Chapter I
Chapter II
Chapter III
Specifics II

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What is another title for the man of lawlessness?
2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction

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Who are the authors of 2 Thessalonians?
1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

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Has Paul personally been to Thessalonica?
2:5 Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things?

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In the beginning of chapter 3, Paul prays that the Lord may direct their what?
3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

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What will be the penalty of those who do not know God or obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
1:9 These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power

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What is the church at Thessalonica faced with at the time of the writing?
1:4 Therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.

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How will Jesus be revealed from heaven?
1:7 And to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,

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What was the theme of chapter 2?
The Man of Lawlessness

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What was the theme of chapter 3?
For the Thessalonians to follow Paul’s example

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What false belief did the Thessalonians have that Paul addresses at the beginning of chapter 2?
2:1-2 Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2 that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.

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How will the Lord slay the man of lawlessness?
2:8 Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming

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What does Paul mention as growing in the Thessalonians at the beginning of the letter?
1:3 We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater

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Why were the Thessalonians called through the gospel?
2:14 It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Paul commands the Thessalonians to do what?
3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.

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In Paul’s salutation, what are the two things he wishes to bless the Thessalonians with?
1:2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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What must come first, before the coming of Christ?
2:3 Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction

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Why were the Thessalonians considered worthy of the kingdom of God?
1:4-5 4b ...your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure. 5a This is a plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God...

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What does the man of lawlessness do?
2:4 [The man of lawlessness] opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God.

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How are you to treat anyone who does not obey the instruction in this letter?
3:14-15 14 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

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How are you sanctified as explained at the end of chapter 2?
2:13 But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth

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What is Silvanus’ relationship to Paul?
Silas is remembered as the companion of Paul, arrested with him at Philippi (Acts 16:22-30)

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What was the theme of chapter 1?
Be faithful through persecution for Christ will come and vindicate His people

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God uses the man of lawlessness as a judgment upon the world for what reason?
2:11-12 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.

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How did Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy act while with the Thessalonians?
3:7-8 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, 8 nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you

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What is Timothy’s relationship to Paul?
Timothy is remembered as a disciple of Paul, Paul recruited Timothy after his visit to Lystra (Acts 16:1-5)