Summary Of ' The Lord Jesus '

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Finally then, brothers and sisters, we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received instruction from us about how you must live and please God (as you are in fact living) that you do so more and more. 2 For you know what commands we gave you through the Lord Jesus. “In verse 1 and 2, begins the introduction to where the paraenetic division of the letter starts.” (Clark, 78). 3 For this is God’s will: that you become holy, that you keep away from sexual immorality, 4 that each of you know how to possess his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in lustful passion like the Gentiles who do not know God. 6 In this matter no one should violate the rights of his brother or take advantage of him, because the Lord is the avenger in all these cases, as we also told you earlier and warned you solemnly. 7 For God did not call us to impurity but in holiness. 8 Consequently the one who rejects this is not rejecting human authority but God, who gives his Holy Spirit to you. - 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 (NRSV)

The book of Thessalonians was written by the apostle Paul. It appeared to be the original readers of the book Thessalonians were the Greek and the Thessalonians. Usually, the Thessalonian letters are directly addressed to majority of a gentile audience. In that audience is where Paul usually answers most of the questions about the second coming of Christ. Some of the recipients have a fair relationship with Paul. They tend to listen to him, trust him, and look to him for…

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