Chapter # 2 Paragraph # 1 Study # 2
November 15, 2015
Dayton, Texas
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<033> Thesis: The Day of the Lord will not begin until after the Rapture and the revelation of the Lawless Man. Introduction: In our previous study we saw that the issue that Paul is addressing in this extended paragraph is the conflict created by his teaching of The Rapture as an imminent event and the false teaching that The Day of the Lord has already begun. The main implication of this false teaching is that the darkness period of The Day of the Lord will be visited upon the believers. The main problem with this is that it undercuts the believers' hope and unsettles both their minds and souls, thus making it impossible for them to relate to God by faith. Additionally, anything that undercuts faith also undercuts God's entire plan for the individuals who are constantly being "called" to trust God in the midst of everything that comes their way 24/7. This evening we are going to look into Paul's counter-teaching so that we may understand how he responded to the false doctrine.