Living in View of Christ’s Return

Sun and Clouds over the Ocean

The Second Coming of Christ is a recurrent theme in both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. It is discussed in some detail in both letters (1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10) and is at least mentioned in every chapter but one (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2:19; 3:13; 4:13-18; 5:1-11, 23; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10; 2:1, 8). The Holy Spirit wanted these brethren to keep this event in their minds as they walked here on earth. These writings have been preserved for us today for the same reason. Remembering the reality of Christ’s return, what were the brethren in Thessalonica told to do? What they were told to do will apply to us as well. We are waiting for the Lord to return just as they were. Let us consider what we are to do as we wait.
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The A.D. 70 Doctrine

The A.D. 70 Doctrine is one that will spring up from time to time. This happens so infrequently that teaching on the subject is often ignored. Therefore, many Christians do not know about the doctrine or what it teaches. Recently, however, this doctrine has found its way to the area of the author and has even been the cause of some trouble among brethren. Perhaps this issue has not arisen in your area. It is still good to study the issue to be prepared whenever it does arise so as to not be led astray and hopefully be able to help those who have been deceived. This study has been put together to help us understand the issue so we might more easily distinguish what is true from what is false.
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