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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 is revealed, the son of destruction.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
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Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,
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not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
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Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
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who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
  1. What is this letter concerning?
    2 Thessalonians 2:1
    Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,
  2. Who will we be gathered to?
    2 Thessalonians 2:1
    Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you,
  3. What are we not to be shaken in mind or troubled about?
    2 Thessalonians 2:2
    not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had 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 soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come.
  5. What are we not to let anyone do to us?
    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
  6. What must first happen before the Day of the Lord?
    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
  7. Who must be revealed first?
    2 Thessalonians 2:3
    Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
  8. What will the son of perdition oppose and exalt himself above?
    2 Thessalonians 2:4
    who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
  9. Where will he sit?
    2 Thessalonians 2:4
    who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
  10. What will he show himself to be?
    2 Thessalonians 2:4
    who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:5-7

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.

2 Thessalonians 2:5-7
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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 now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time.
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For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
  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 now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own 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 will do so until He is taken out of the way.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2:8-12

The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12
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And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
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The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
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and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
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And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
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that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  1. 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 will do so until He is taken 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.

  2. Who will then be revealed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
  3. How will the lawless one be consumed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
  4. How will he be destroyed?
    2 Thessalonians 2:8
    And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
  5. According to whose working will the lawless one be?
    2 Thessalonians 2:9
    The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
  6. How will he deceive people?
    2 Thessalonians 2:9
    The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders,
  7. Why will people be deceived?
    2 Thessalonians 2:10
    and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  8. What did they not love?
    2 Thessalonians 2:10
    and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
  9. Because of this, what will God send to them?
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
  10. When the lawless one is revealed, what will God do?
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
  11. What will they believe?
    2 Thessalonians 2:11
    And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,
  12. Who will be condemned?
    2 Thessalonians 2:12
    that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
  13. What did they have pleasure in?
    2 Thessalonians 2:12
    that they 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 are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
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to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
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Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,
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comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
  1. Why did Paul give thanks for them?
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
  2. What did God choose them for?
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
  3. What did they have belief in?
    2 Thessalonians 2:13
    But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth,
  4. How are we called?
    2 Thessalonians 2:14
    to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  5. What will we obtain?
    2 Thessalonians 2:14
    to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  6. What are we to stand fast and hold?
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
  7. How are we taught those traditions?
    2 Thessalonians 2:15
    Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.
  8. What has God given us?
    2 Thessalonians 2:16
    Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace,
  9. What will this do to our hearts?
    2 Thessalonians 2:17
    comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.
  10. What will we be established in?
    2 Thessalonians 2:17
    comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.