2 Thessalonians 2:2-False Teachings About The Return Of Christ

2 Thess

2 not to be quickly shaken in your mind, and not be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as if from us, saying that the day of Christ has already come. 

The phrase “not to be quickly shaken in your mind, and not be troubled” refers to being worried or distressed about missing the participation of the rapture.

The phrase “either by spirit, or by word, or by letter as if from us” The word “spirit” indicates a deceiving spirit, demon. The deceiving spirit communicates through false teachers to get their message across to pull people away from the truth. 

The church in Thessalonica got such a message. The message was to dismantle their faith by making them believe that Jesus left them behind. 

Insight: Preterism

Preterism is the belief that the event of the return of Jesus Christ has indeed already occurred. Their teaching is false, deceptive, and deadly. It will make you believe that there is no mark of the beast so, when it comes you will receive it.

For a debate between a futurist and Preterist click: Preterism Is A Dangerous Theology: A Debate Between A Preterist And A Futurist



2 Thessalonians 2:1-The Coming Of The Lord Jesus Christ

2 Thess

1 Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him, we ask you 

The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ as mentioned above is not the 2nd coming, but the rapture which is before the 2nd coming. Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18…where it says that He comes and snatches us by sending His angels to bring us to where He is at, in the clouds. 

The phrase “our gathering” clearly states our “snatching away.”

For further study in detail on the topic of the rapture, please read…The Rapture, Pre-Trib or Post-Trib?

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