posted on Mar, 3 2008 @ 10:20 AM
I wanted to add this as a consideration to the topic. It is something that came to me a monent ago, hence, posting back to back.
One thing I noticed about II Thessalonians 2 is:
From Verses 1-6 Paul is addressing the believers
At Verse 7 , still addressing the believers, he brings is this “ taking out of the way"
From verse 8-12 Paul now addresses a completely different group, “Those who did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.”.
It’s as if within these 12 verses of II Thessalonians 2, Paul, in the very structuring of his statements, is revealing the pattern of events
The Christians (verses 1-6)
Removal of Christians ( verse 7)
Those who rejected what the “removed ones” had accepeted.
Judgement of those left behind ( verses 8-12)
Then in verse 13, Paul returns to the believers, reassuring them, they will not take part in the latter groups fate.