The apostle Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians is the very first book he wrote after his conversion experience on the Damascus road. Paul wrote Thessalonians to new converts to the Lord Jesus Christ, and as such contains the bedrock of what it means to live the Christian life as a new believer. It is also chock full of end times Bible prophecy, some of which could very well be fulfilled in our lifetime.
On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we take an in-depth look at both of Paul's first and second letters to the Thessalonians and how it can help us to live a life close to the Lord Jesus Christ, and what it truly means to be a Christian in the end times. We will also look at the Bible doctrines of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church and the Day of the Lord contained in these letters.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words." 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 (KJV)