2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:1-4

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
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Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,
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not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
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Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
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who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
  1. What is this letter concerning?
    2 Thessalonians 2:1
    Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,
  2. Who will we be gathered to?
    2 Thessalonians 2:1
    Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,
  3. What are we not to be shaken in mind or troubled about?
    2 Thessalonians 2:2
    not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
  4. Had Paul sent any word or letter saying that the Day of the Lord had come?
    2 Thessalonians 2:2
    not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
  5. What are we not to let anyone do to us?
    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
  6. What must first happen before the Day of the Lord?
    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
  7. Who must be revealed first?
    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,
  8. What will the son of perdition oppose and exalt himself above?
    2 Thessalonians 2:4
    who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
  9. Where will he sit?
    2 Thessalonians 2:4
    who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.
  10. What will he show himself to be?
    2 Thessalonians 2:4
    who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:5-12

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way

2 Thessalonians 2:5-12
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Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?
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And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.
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For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.
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And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
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The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
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and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
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Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
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in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  1. Had Paul already told them these things?
    2 Thessalonians 2:5
    Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things?
  2. When would the man of sin be revealed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:6
    And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time.
  3. What is already at work?
    2 Thessalonians 2:7
    For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.
  4. How long will he who restrains do so?
    2 Thessalonians 2:7
    For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way.

    The Scriptures do not give us more information about this, but "He who restrains" may have been referring to the presence of Paul, or all of the apostles who were still living.

  5. Who will then be revealed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  6. How will the lawless one be consumed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  7. How will he be destroyed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.
  8. According to whose working will the lawless one be?
    2 Thessalonians 2:9
    The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
  9. How will he deceive people?
    2 Thessalonians 2:9
    The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders,
  10. Why will people be deceived?
    2 Thessalonians 2:10
    and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
  11. What did they not love?
    2 Thessalonians 2:10
    and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.
  12. Because of this, what will God send to them?
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
  13. When the lawless one is revealed, what will God do?
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
  14. What will they believe?
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false,
  15. Who will be condemned?
    2 Thessalonians 2:12
    in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  16. What did they have pleasure in?
    2 Thessalonians 2:12
    in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:13-17

So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter

2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
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But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
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To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
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Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
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comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
  1. Why did Paul give thanks for them?
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
  2. What did God choose them for?
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
  3. What did they believe?
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you as the firstfruits to be saved, through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.
  4. How are we called?
    2 Thessalonians 2:14
    To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. What will we obtain?
    2 Thessalonians 2:14
    To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. What are we to stand fast and hold?
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
  7. How are we taught those traditions?
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter.
  8. What has God given us?
    2 Thessalonians 2:16
    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
  9. What will this do to our hearts?
    2 Thessalonians 2:17
    comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
  10. What will we be established in?
    2 Thessalonians 2:17
    comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.