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Introduction: There is considerable variation of opinion as to how the prophetic portion of this epistle (specifically 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12) should be interpreted. Therefore it is strongly advised that you perform your own Inductive Bible Study of Paul's short letter before you go to your favorite commentary or sermon. The venerable Bible expositor Dr Warren Wiersbe adds that

The purpose of Bible prophecy is not for us to make a calendar, but to build character. Paul emphasized this fact in both of his Thessalonian letters, and our Lord warned us not to set dates for His coming (Mt 24:36, 42). Date-setters are usually upsetters, and that is exactly what happened in the Thessalonican assembly.

And as brothers and sisters in Christ we must always seek to be agreeable in our disagreements, for as our Lord declared...

By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)

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William Barclay
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Albert Barnes
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Johann (John) Bengel
The Critical English Testament

2 Thessalonians
Represents Combination of Bengel's Gnomon and Comments
by more modern expositors (in brackets)
to make this more usable for those who do not read Greek.

(1877)
Not Futuristic on Mt 24
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James Rosscup writes "This work (Gnomon), originally issued in 1742, has considerable comment on the Greek, flavoring the effort with judicious details about the spiritual life. It has much that helps, but has been surpassed by many other commentaries since its day." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works or Logos)

Charles Haddon Spurgeon -- "'A Critical New Testament, so compiled as to enable a reader, unacquainted with Greek, to ascertain the exact English force and meaning of the language of the New Testament, and to appreciate the latest results of modern criticism.' Such is the professed aim of this commentary, and the compilers have very fairly carried out their intentions. The whole of Bengel’s Gnomon is bodily transferred into the work, and as one hundred and twenty years have elapsed since the first issue of that book, it may be supposed that much has since been added to the wealth of Scripture exposition; the substance of this has been incorporated in brackets, so as to bring it down to the present advanced state of knowledge. We strongly advise the purchase of this book, as it is multum in parvo, and will well repay an attentive perusal. Tischendorf and Alford have contributed largely, with other German and English critics, to make this one of the most lucid and concise commentaries on the text and teachings of the New Testament" (Spurgeon, C. H. Lectures to my Students, Vol. 4: Commenting and Commentaries; Lectures Addressed to the students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle)

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2 Thessalonians 1: 6- 9 Hell and Eternal Damnation (1988)
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2 Thessalonians 1:1-5 Introduction
2 Thessalonians 1:6-12: God Promises Righteous Judgment
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 The Prerequisites for the Tribulation
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 Why is the Tribulation Delayed?
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 What Happens After the Restrainer Steps Aside?
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Paul Contrasts the Lawless with the Saved

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5: Confidence in God's Faithfulness
2 Thessalonians 3:6-12: Dealing with the Unruly Within the Church
2 Thessalonians 3:13-18: Keep Doing What You Know to be Right

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2 Thessalonians 2:4-5 Mt  24:15 The Abomination of Desolation

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Hiebert, D. Edmond. The Thessalonian Epistles. Chicago: Moody, 1971.- This is one of the best available in my opinion and sadly not even mentioned by Challies or Ligonier (below)

Rosscup adds "This work by the late Dr. Hiebert, Professor of New Testament, Biblical Seminary, Fresno, California, takes its place among the best on Paul’s two eschatological epistles. The author, taking the premillennial, pretribulational view, is not unaware of major interpretive problems, and he fairly presents different sides and then draws his conclusions. Many features make this volume valuable: background information, extensive bibliography up to its day, numerous footnotes, and a rich use of the original Greek." (Rosscup - Commentaries for Biblical Expositors)

 

Hogg, C. F. and W. E. Vine. The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians. London: Alfred Holness, 1914. Available in the following software packages (Collected Writings of W. E. Vine 5 vols from Logos) (Same product from Wordsearch) -

Rosscup - "A premillennial and dispensational work, this commentary is rich in word meanings and details in the Greek" (Note: The collection includes many other commentaries including one on Isaiah).

 

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Second Thessalonians Book Introduction
Background and Setting - For the history of Thessalonica, see Introduction to 1 Thessalonians: Background and Setting. Some have suggested that Paul penned this letter from Ephesus (Acts 18:18–21), but his 18 month stay in Corinth provided ample time both for the Thessalonian epistles to be authored (Acts 18:11).

Apparently, Paul had stayed appraised of the happenings in Thessalonica through correspondence and/or couriers. Perhaps the bearer of the first letter brought Paul back an update on the condition of the church, which had matured and expanded (1:3); but pressure and persecution had also increased. The seeds of false doctrine concerning the Lord had been sown, and the people were behaving disorderly. So Paul wrote to his beloved flock who were: 1) discouraged by persecution and needed incentive to persevere; 2) deceived by false teachers who confused them about the Lord’s return; and 3) disobedient to divine commands, particularly by refusing to work. Paul wrote to address those 3 issues by offering: 1) comfort for the persecuted believers (1:3–12); 2) correction for the falsely taught and frightened believers (2:1–15); and 3) confrontation for the disobedient and undisciplined believers (3:6–15).

I. Paul’s Greeting (2 Thessalonians 1:1, 2)

II. Paul’s Comfort for Affliction (2 Thessalonians 1:3–12)

A. By Way of Encouragement (2 Thessalonians 1:3, 4)
B. By Way of Exhortation (2 Thessalonians 1:5–12)


III. Paul’s Correction for Prophetic Error (2 Thessalonians 2:1–17)

A. Prophetic Crisis (2 Thessalonians 2:1,2)
B. Apostolic Correction (2 Thessalonians 2:3–12)
C. Pastoral Comfort (2 Thessalonians 2:13–17)


IV. Paul’s Concern for the Church

A. Regarding Prayer (2 Thessalonians 3:1–5)
B. Regarding Undisciplined Living (2 Thessalonians 3:6–15)

 

V. Paul’s Benediction (2 Thessalonians 3:16–18)

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Rosscup - Some regarded this in its day as the best work on the Greek text. However, it is old, and the works by Best, Bruce, Hendriksen, Hiebert, Hogg and Vine, Marshall, Morris, Thomas and Wanamaker have been more helpful to some.

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Thoughts on Eschatology- II Thessalonians 2 Thoughts on Eschatology
2 Thessalonians 2:1-3 Left Behind Donald Cantrell
Does 2 Thessalonians 2-1-3 Exclude The Pretribulational Rapture David Dean
2 Thessalonians 2: The Day of the Lord Bob Fromm
2 Thessalonians 2: Comments C I Scofield

2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 The Coming Man of Sin, Part 1

2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 The Coming Man of Sin, Part 2

John MacArthur

2 Thessalonians 2:1-11 Hanging Tough for Jesus      

Ray Pritchard
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Rich Cathers

2 Thessalonians: Restrainers Of Lawlessness
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12: The Man who Claims to be God

Ray Stedman

2 Thessalonians 2:1,2

2 Thessalonians 2:2

2 Thessalonians 2:3

2 Thessalonians 2:4

2 Thessalonians 2:5-7

2 Thessalonians 2:8

2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

2 Thessalonians 2:10

2 Thessalonians 2:11-12

2 Thessalonians 2:12

2 Thessalonians 2:13

2 Thessalonians 2:14

2 Thessalonians 2:15

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

2 Thessalonians 2:16

2 Thessalonians 2:16

2 Thessalonians 2:17

2 Thessalonians 2:17

Thomas Manton
2 Thessalonians 2:1-17 The Day of the Lord Don Robinson
Is Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 A Reference to the Rapture?. William W Combs
2 Thessalonians 2:3 - Is The Rapture found in 2 Thessalonians 2:3? H Wayne House

A Brief History of the Rapture

Myths of the Origin of the Rapture

Imminence and the Rapture

The Rapture in History and Prophecy

The Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Imminency and the Any-Moment Rapture

A Little Used Rapture Passage

Thomas Ice
2 Thessalonians 2:3 - Can the Rapture be found in this passage? David Reagan
Imminence in the NT, Especially Paul's Thessalonian Epistles Robert Thomas

2 Thessalonians 2:3-5 The Coming Man of Sin, Part 3
2 Thessalonians 2:4-5 Mt  24:15 The Abomination of Desolation

Is Christ’s Return Imminent?

John MacArthur
2 Thessalonians 2:4 The Antichrist in the Gospels and Epistles
The Antichrist - Main Index (But be a Berean - see critique)
A W Pink

2 Thessalonians 2:4: Temple of God: Literal or Metaphorical?

Daniel Wallace

The Temple in the Olivet Discourse and Other New Testament Texts: A Brief Evaluation of Nondispensational Understandings of the NT Temple Imagery

Mike Stallard
2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 Who is the Restrainer Commentary Tony Garland

2 Thessalonians 2:6-10 The Coming Man of Sin, Part 4

John MacArthur

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 The Identity of the Restrainer.

Charles Powell
2 Thessalonians 2:7 Devotional G Campbell Morgan

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 The Coming Man of Sin, Part 5

John MacArthur
2 Thessalonians 2:10 Love of the Truth or For the Truth J C Philpot
2 Thessalonians 2:10 Love of the Truth or For the Truth A W Pink
Does God Deceive? The "Deluding Influence" of Second Thessalonians 2:11 Gregory Harris
2 Thessalonians 2:12 Holy in Christ - Holiness and Truth Andrew Murray
2 Thessalonians 2:13 Chosen to Salvation A W Pink
2 Thessalonians 2:13 Our Daily Homily F B Meyer
2 Thessalonians 2:13 Sanctification and the Spirit - Recommended Octavius Winslow
2 Thessalonians 2:13 Devotional Octavius Winslow
2 Thessalonians 2:13, 14 Devotional J C Philpot

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Strength for the Journey   

Ray Pritchard
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Chosen to Salvation John Walvoord
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Recommended)

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 The Coming Man of Sin, Part 6

John MacArthur

2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5: Stand Firm

Ray Stedman
2 Thessalonians 2:16 Devotional C H Spurgeon
2 Thessalonians 2:16 Good Hope Through Grace John Angell James
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Everlasting Consolation and Good Hope Alexander Maclaren
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Devotional Octavius Winslow
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Devotional J C Philpot

2 Thessalonians 3

2 Thessalonians 3 :1-18 Serving and Waiting John Walvoord
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Recommended)
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Prayer and Progress James Hastings

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 A Church to Be Commended

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 The Marks of a Faithful Congregation

John MacArthur

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 When in Trouble, Pray!

Ray Pritchard
2 Thessalonians 3:1-4 Last Things first - Part 5 David E Owen
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Sharing the Truth of God’s Word
2 Thessalonians 3:1-16 Until He Comes
2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 Advice and Exhortation
Don Robinson
2 Thessalonians 3:3 Devotional C H Spurgeon
2 Thessalonians 3:5 The Heart's Home and Guide Alexander Maclaren
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Busy Bodies or busybodies? Franklin L Kirksey

2 Thessalonians 3:5: Stand Firm

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18: Is Work a Curse?

Ray Stedman
2 Thessalonians 3:5 Devotional G Campbell Morgan
2 Thessalonians 3:5 - Devotional Octavius Winslow
2 Thessalonians 3:6-16 If a Man Does Not Wish to Work... Bruce Winter
2 Thessalonians 3:5 - Our Daily Homily
2 Thessalonians 3:5 - Our Daily Walk - Stepping Heavenward
F B Meyer

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18: Is Work a Curse?

Ray Stedman
2 Thessalonians 3:16 The Lord of Peace and the Peace of the Lord Alexander Maclaren

2 Thessalonians 3:6: Work: A Noble Christian Duty-Pt 1
2 Thessalonians 3:7-9: Work: A Noble Christian Duty-Pt 2
2 Thessalonians 3:10-15: Work: A Noble Christian Duty-Pt 3

2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 Peace in Every Circumstance

John MacArthur

Net Bible Notes
Commentary Notes

2 Thessalonians 1 Commentary
2 Thessalonians 2 Commentary
2 Thessalonians 3 Commentary

Our Daily Bread
Devotional Illustrations
Radio Bible Class
Updated March 24, 2016

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Keeping Track Of Prayers
2 Thessalonians 1:11 The Belayers

2 Thessalonians 1:3-12  Relief For The Troubled
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17  The Belayers

2 Thessalonians 2:13 Rosebud Potential
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Dirty Laundry

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Not Again!

2 Thessalonians 2:13–3:5  Go! Go!
2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Work And Hope

2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 Cuckoo Behavior
2 Thessalonians 3:7-13 Hard Labor
2 Thessalonians 3:13 Shirkers Or Workers?
2 Thessalonians 3:13 Time Off

John Piper
Sermons

Note: Please be aware that Dr Piper favors a Post-Tribulation rapture (read his article...Definitions & Observations Concerning the 2nd Coming of Christ). Be a Berean!

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2 Thessalonians 1:1-10: Suffering and the Second Coming
2 Thessalonians 1:3-10: The Savior's Supper & the Second Coming
2 Thessalonians 1:3-12: God Glorified in Good Resolves
2 Thessalonians 1:5-12: Questions on the Second Coming
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12: On Sharing Your Own Soul
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12: What Must Happen Before the Day of the Lord?
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17: God Has Given Us Good Hope through Grace
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17: God Has Given Us Good Hope thru Grace 2
2 Thessalonians 2:13-3:5: Hold Fast to the Truth and Pray for Us

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17: Why Hope?: Grace!

A. T. Robertson
 Word Pictures on 2 Thessalonians
Greek Word Studies

2 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 3

Rob Salvato
Sermon Notes on 2 Thessalonians
Calvary Chapel Vista

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Three marks of a Vital Church

2 Thessalonians 1:10-12 Christ Glorified in Us

2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 The Coming of That Day

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Stand Fast

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5 Giving the Truth a Free Run

2 Thessalonians 3:6-18 The Problem with Idleness

Charles Simeon
Sermons on 2 Thessalonians

(NOTE: If you are not familiar with the great saint Charles Simeon see Dr John Piper's discussion of Simeon's life - you will want to read Simeon's sermons after meeting him! - click Brothers We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering (Mp3 even better)

2 Thessalonians 1:3-7 The State of the Thessalonian Church
2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 Christ's Coming to Judge the World
2 Thessalonians 1:11,12 Meetness For Heaven Desired


2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12 Progress of Unbelief
2 Thessalonians 2:11, 12 The Duty of Those Who are Called
2 Thessalonians 2:13 A Due Reception of the Gospel
2 Thessalonians 2:13, 14 The Salvation of Men Traced to its Proper Source
2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 God Our Benefactor


2 Thessalonians 3:1 The Spread of the Gospel
2 Thessalonians 3:2 All Men Have Not Faith

2 Thessalonians 3:5 St Paul's Benevolence
2 Thessalonians 3:16 The Desirableness of Peace

Chuck Smith
 Sermon Notes 2 Thessalonians
Calvary Chapel
Sermon tiles on left, notes on right side

2 Thessalonians 1:3 Growing Faith
2 Thessalonians 1:10 The Lord is Coming
2 Thessalonians 1:5-12 Our Destiny
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 The Anti-Christ
2 Thessalonians 2:7 The Mystery of Iniquity
2 Thessalonians 2:8-12 The Love of the Truth
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 Brain Washed

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:3

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:5-12

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:10

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:7

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

Sermon Notes for 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

2 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 3

2 Thessalonians Through the Bible Series

2 Thessalonians Study Guide

C H Spurgeon
Verse by Verse
Expository Notes
on 2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Thessalonians 3

C. H. Spurgeon
This list includes all of Spurgeon's
 Sermons on 2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1:3 A Lecture for Little Faith
2 Thessalonians 1:3 The Growth of Faith
2 Thessalonians 1:3 The Necessity of Growing Faith
2 Thessalonians 1:10 Jesus Admired in them that Believe

2 Thessalonians 2:13 Titles of Honor
2 Thessalonians 2:13-14: Election

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Comfort and Constancy
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 What We Have and Are to Have
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 A Comprehensive Benediction

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Divine Love and Its Gifts - Pdf
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Free Grace a Motive for Free Giving - Pdf
2 Thessalonians 3:5 The Love of God and the Patience of Christ - Pdf
2 Thessalonians 3:13 Facing the Wind

2 Thessalonians 3:13 Weariness in Well-Doing - Study Notes
2 Thessalonians 3:16 The Jewel of Peace - Pdf

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
R A Torrey
2 Thessalonians

Note: The best commentary on Scripture is Scripture (Compare Scripture with Scripture) and these cross references compiled by Torrey are the most comprehensive work of this type with over 500,000 entries. However, always check the context (Keep Context King) to make sure that the cross reference is referring to the same subject as the original Scripture. The Puritan writer Thomas Watson said it this way - "The Scripture is to be its own interpreter or rather the Spirit speaking in it; nothing can cut the diamond but the diamond; nothing can interpret Scripture but Scripture." See an example of the value of comparing Scripture with Scripture. See also Use of Cross-References

2 Thessalonians 1

2 Thessalonians 2

2 Thessalonians 3

C H Spurgeon
Devotional from Morning and Evening

2 Thessalonians 2:16
2 Thessalonians 3:3

Today's Word
Verse by Verse Commentary
Grant Richison
Recommended -
Well Done With Numerous Scripture Cross References

Introduction
2 Thessalonians 1:1
2 Thessalonians 1:2
2 Thessalonians 1:3
2 Thessalonians 1:3b
2 Thessalonians 1:3c
2 Thessalonians 1:3d
2 Thessalonians 1:4
2 Thessalonians 1:4b
2 Thessalonians 1:4c
2 Thessalonians 1:4d
2 Thessalonians 1:5
2 Thessalonians 1:5b
2 Thessalonians 1:6
2 Thessalonians 1:7
2 Thessalonians 1:8
2 Thessalonians 1:9
2 Thessalonians 1:10
2 Thessalonians 1:11
2 Thessalonians 1:11b
2 Thessalonians 1:11c
2 Thessalonians 1:11d
2 Thessalonians 1:12
2 Thessalonians 2:1
2 Thessalonians 2:2
2 Thessalonians 2:2b
2 Thessalonians 2:3
2 Thessalonians 2:3b
2 Thessalonians 2:3c
2 Thessalonians 2;4
2 Thessalonians 2:5
2 Thessalonians 2:6
2 Thessalonians 2:7
2 Thessalonians 2:7b
2 Thessalonians 2:8
2 Thessalonians 2:9
2 Thessalonians 2:10
2 Thessalonians 2:10b
2 Thessalonians 2:11
2 Thessalonians 2:12
2 Thessalonians 2:13
2 Thessalonians 2:13b
2 Thessalonians 2:13c
2 Thessalonians 2:13d
2 Thessalonians 2:13e
2 Thessalonians 2:13f
2 Thessalonians 2:14
2 Thessalonians 2:14b
2 Thessalonians 2:14c
2 Thessalonians 2:15
2 Thessalonians 2:15b
2 Thessalonians 2:15c
2 Thessalonians 2:15d
2 Thessalonians 2:15e
2 Thessalonians 2:16
2 Thessalonians 2:16b
2 Thessalonians 2:16c
2 Thessalonians 2:16d
2 Thessalonians 2:16e
2 Thessalonians 2:17

2 Thessalonians 3:1
2 Thessalonians 3:1b

2 Thessalonians 3:1c

2 Thessalonians 3:2

2 Thessalonians 3:3

2 Thessalonians 3:4

2 Thessalonians 3:5

2 Thessalonians 3:6

2 Thessalonians 3:6b

2 Thessalonians 3:7

2 Thessalonians 3:8

2 Thessalonians 3:9

2 Thessalonians 3:10

2 Thessalonians 3:11

2 Thessalonians 3:12

2 Thessalonians 3:13

2 Thessalonians 3:14

2 Thessalonians 3:15
2 Thessalonians 3:16
2 Thessalonians 3:17
2 Thessalonians 3;18
James 4:9






 

Marvin Vincent
New Testament Word Studies
2 Thessalonians
Notes on original Greek text

2 Thessalonians 1 Commentary
2 Thessalonians 2 Commentary
2 Thessalonians 3 Commentary

John Walvoord
Commentary
2 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Glorifying God in Tribulation
2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 The Revelation of the Man of Sin
2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Chosen to Salvation
2 Thessalonians 3 :1-18 Serving and Waiting

 

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