One good thing about finding a good teacher who can teach what the Bible really means, who is being addressed, and the rest, is that you find out that your faith is based on a living person, Jesus Christ, of whom records of His life have been accurately written down and are available to mankind today.
We do not serve a dead man.
We are not saved by any dead man.
We are not saved by any device of man nor Satan.
We are saved by God's plan to redeem mankind by belief in Christ alone.
We do not serve a cultist-- origin, Satan, the founder of Religion:
Our God planned Christianity, closing all gaps, all loopholes, all deceit:
Our God is perfect, alive, able to keep us in every way.
Our God has a perfect plan for each living being.
Our God is never wrong, has never been wrong, has never sinned.
Our God is neverending, all present, all knowing.
Our God has given us The Word of God in the form of the Holy Bible.
Our God provides the answers to every situation of man.
Here are Some:
Paul, to the church at Thessalonica, speaking to
Believers of The Way: (Christians)
.......in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, talking about thanking God for all of you because of your faith growing more, and about your perseverance and faith in all the "persecutions and trials you are enduring."
"All this is evidence that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.
"God is just."
"He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you."
He will give you relief from those troubles."
Then, speaking of the end of the tribulation, when the ungodly are judged for their rejection of Christ,
"This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. "He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus." (the command to believe on Him)
They will be punished forever in agony.
They will be shut out from the presence of the Lord and his Almighty power FOREVER.
Read Chapter 1 for more.
Remember, the body of Christ, ALL BELIEVERS, will hear the trumpet call and rise up to meet the Lord in the air, all at once, BEFORE the tribulation. Christ's feet do not touch earth until the END of the tribulation on earth. The first 3 1/2 years of that period BEGIN when "the Rapture (the taking up of all believers) of the church" (us) is completed. Then begins Chapter 2:
In Chapter Two, Paul tells about the coming of "The lawless One"--
who comes during the final seven years on earth as mankind knows it: ruled by Satan (through an evil man), whose last chance to divert mankind from Christ, is given free rein by our Lord. We do not know the identity of this evil man, nor when the rapture will occur, no matter what anyone tells you or predicts. Such is not from God.
Since this period is given the Jewish nation to finally repent and believe on Him, Chapter two starts out with the address to those Jewish during the Tribulation who have believed finally on their Messiah and have fled to the caves and mountains, and the world leader tries to lure them out with the false announcement that their Messiah has come and is calling them.
Paul (through the Spirit) tells them not to come out, because the coming of Christ will BE SEEN BY EVERYONE. That is, when he comes from Heaven with blazing fire, glory, and power and every eye will see Him.
Verse 3: "Don't let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day (the day of the Lord's return to earth, when His feet actually touch earth again: This is the Second Coming) will not come until the rebellion (against Israel) occurs and the
man of lawlessness
doomed to destruction .
He will oppose and exalt himself over everything that is called God
or is worshiped...........
THE REST of the story (which will be true) can be read in the end of Chapter 2 and other books of the Bible, both old and new testaments.
FOR THE EXCITING continuation of God's plan for believers, and His plan for those who refuse to believe, read the rest of Thessalonians. End of Chapter 2, and all of Chapter 3.
Next, a little bit of Timothy.
Bear in mind that the Bible was not written in chapter and verse, or even sequentially. Every bit of papyrus was used, right to left, and some verse divisions were made where the Bible scholars thought they should be, not necessarily where they are meant. This still does not change The Word, but man's applications in his own mind without sound guidance can and do change the truth into a lie. As seen in so many tele-evangelist hype and the rise of so many false teachers in popular and secular churches.
So it is very important to have a sound Bible Scholar to rely on.
One very good teaching source where
is ever asked, is Berachah Church in
Their website is through BerachahChurch or
No one is endorsing me or my opinions, nor is anyone else
responsible for the teachings I pass on but me.
I am not teaching anybody,
just passing on the Scriptures and trying to put info
that will help understand what is going on
as I have gained such over the years.
Paul's work, however, is through the Holy Spirit and by the author and finisher of our faith, the Lord Jesus Christ.
I urge everyone to find a true source and study.