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Bibil Identifier bibil:213853
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Future Existence of the Believers According to 2 Thessalonians
Author de Villiers, Pieter G.R.
Journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (Volume: 67, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 1-9 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article investigated the presentation of the future existence of the believers in Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians. It analysed how the eschatological language of this letter reflects a situation in Thessalonica which has grown worse since the writing of 1 Thessalonians. It went on to explain to readers how this situation is handled by reflecting on it in terms of a divine plan and by portraying a future in which their suffering will come to an end. A close reading of some passages in 2 Thessalonians which speak of the dispensation which will follow on the glorious return of Christ at the end were presented during the course of this article. It investigated Christ’s glorification at his return and delineated the way in which this return affects and determines the existence of those who accepted Paul’s proclamation of the gospel. The future glory of the Lord is revealed, experienced and shared by believers in a mystical manner. The article ended with a brief discussion on the traditions which determined this perspective, the context in which the eschatological portrait must be understood and how the portrait of the future serves to support the community of saints in their time of suffering.
DOI 10.4102/hts.v67i1.912
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Letters to the Thessalonians : 2 Thessalonians
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Suffering
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