The Epistles To The Thessalonians; With Introduction, Notes And Map

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byGeorge Gillanders Findlay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ...As much as to say: "That every one, inside or outside the Church, may respect you, and you may be no man's dependents." The sense of honourable independence was strong in St Paul (see ch. ii. 6, 9, and again 2 Ep. iii. 8): he desires to see it in all his "3 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, conpeople. The Church was already in danger of having its charities abused by the indolent, so as to foster a spirit of pauperism. In Eph. iv. 28 the Apostle enlists on the side of diligent secular work the spirit of charity, in addition to that of self-respect--"that he may have to give to him that needeth;" comp. Acts xx. 34, 35, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." And in 1 Tim. v. 8 he includes under the necessities to be met by honest labour those of the man's household, condemning the neglecter of these claims as "denying the faith " and "worse than an unbeliever." Section VI. The Coming Of The Lord Jesus. Ch. IV. IS--V. 11. This solemn topic, as we have already seen (note on ch. i. 10, and Introd., pp. 18--21), is the principal theme of the Epistles to the Thessalonians. It is not treated by way of argument or indoctrination, but as a matter already familiar to the readers; on which, however, further explanation and admonition were needful. The Apostle's teaching about this event had been on some points misunderstood, while new and anxious questions had arisen respecting it. Death had visited the Christian flock at Thessalonica since St Paul left them; and this had aroused in the survivors a painful fear lest those who were thus snatched away should have lost their place and their share in the approaching advent of Christ. This apprehension the Apostle proceeds to remove; and we may e...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 Excerpt: ...As much as to say: "That every one, inside or outside the Church, may respect you, and you may be no man's dependents." The sens...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217889298

ISBN - 13:9780217889292

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