2 Thessalonians 2:15

In Paul’s writing to the Thessalonian believers he provides instructions concerning the day of the Lord from different aspects on how to live and what to expect when Christ returns. In verse 3, Paul warns the Thessalonian believers when the time would come when there would be a great falling away as he encourages them to refrain from being deceived by “the son of perdition”—the antichrist. The great falling away means that many will depart from the church and or profess any connections with the church because of deception. There will be both moral and theological apostasy during those days.

Therefore, in verses 13-17 Paul outlines his encouragements to the Thessalonian believers in their stand for Christ as only God and His righteousness will last. It is important for all believers both then and now to remember we have victory in Christ as this was won on Calvary’s cross. Revelation 19:19-21 records the events of the war where Christ will defeat the antichrist and all the ungodly as this war will end quickly with the antichrist’s destruction.

How must believers to stand fast in Christ when sin is raging? Believes have the indwelling Holy Spirit to guide aid and protect all who yield to Him in faith from Satan’s demonic tactics. The believer’s prayer life is vital on this Christian journey as believers are engaged in a spiritual warfare as all believers are to put on the whole armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18). Stand for Christ---victory is assured.

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