2 Thessalonians 1:1-An Introduction Of Paul, Silvanus, And Timothy

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1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ (WEB)

Paul is also known as Saul who persecuted the church before his transformation [Acts 8:1-3] and was used greatly by the Lord Jesus Christ after his conversion [Acts 9:1-18] to spread the Gospel, debate Judaizers who wanted the believers to go back to the law, and to plant churches. 

Silvanus or Silas was a companion of Paul during his mission trips to Asia Minor [mordern day Turkey] and the establishment of the 7 churches spoken about in the Book of Revelation and through Greece [1 Corinthians 1:19]

Timothy was also a companion of Paul and would be dispatch by Paul to the churches like the one in Thessalonica to encourage them to continue in the faith and mission they have received from the Lord. In 1 Timothy 1:3, Paul sent Timothy to Ephesus to help stop some brethren from preaching and teaching false doctrine. Timothy was instrumental to Paul and the churches, helping the believers from drifting away from the truth.

 

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Jude 1:25-Wisdom And Salvation Only Comes Through God

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25 to God our Savior, who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen. (WEB)

“to God our Savior, who alone is wise” True wisdom, not the one which comes from the world [foolishness], is solely supplied by God. There is only one Savior, God who was substantiated in the person of Jesus Christ [John 1:1, 14; John 20:28]. 

Jude 1:24-God Will Keep You From Falling Away

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24 Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory in great joy

“Now to him who is able to keep them from stumbling” God Himself keeps those who are His from abandoning Him through His mighty power. He does this by convicting us when we commit sin and stray from his presence. 

“to present you faultless” The word faultless means to be without sin [being forgiven]. But, according to the context, it is in reference to being faithful to the end and not giving up on one’s faith in Jesus Christ.