In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus Christ -Yeshua] was in the beginning with God.


The book of Second Thessalonians is the ninth of Paul’s thirteen letters referred to as the Pauline epistles. Paul wrote this epistle to the Thessalonians while in Corinth shortly after he wrote his first letter in AD 51. Paul had previously founded the church of Thessalonica during his second missionary journey. Thessalonica, which is present day Salonika (or Thessaloniki), Greece, was the capital city in the Roman province of Macedonia.

In his first letter to the Thessalonians, Paul emphasized the return of Jesus Christ, the Messiah. In his second letter, he reemphasized the return of Christ by carefully explaining events that must first take place before His return. Many believers in Thessalonica were being misled into believing that Christ’s return was imminent. Consequently, they were behaving irresponsibly by giving up their jobs and conducting themselves unbecoming of believers in Christ. Paul made it clear that the Day of the Lord will not come until the falling away comes first, and He, the restrainer, is taken away. Then God will reveal the lawless one who is the man of sin, the son of perdition.

Paul’s second letter is momentous for our current time. The son of perdition is the Antichrist. The Antichrist cannot take his position as a world leader until the Christian church, the restrainer through the power of the Holy Spirit, is taken away. This means that the rapture of the saints on earth must occur before the Antichrist is revealed. Today, many are falling away from the teachings of Christ while the greatest religious cult, Islam, is growing at a fast pace. God will allow Satan to empower the Antichrist with all power, signs and lying wonders because people will rather believe a lie than the truth. God will send a strong delusion and condemnation to those who have rejected the truth. They will perish.

Second Thessalonians 1-2: Thanksgiving and encouragement; events preceding the Day of the Lord

Second Thessalonians 2-3: The second coming of Christ; comfort to believers; conduct of believers