The believers in Thessalonica had a problem. In fact, they had several problems. They were under attack by not only state and local authorities, but by pretenders to the faith who were out to subvert and control them. The two letters written to them embody key truths repeated many times in many ways to aid them in the fight for their faith. The three main points put forth in amazingly helpful detail covered:
1. The truth and authority of the Scriptures.
2. The certainty of eternal life they had attained.
3. The victory they now had in their lives and how to best live it out.
We can easily see why these books are so relevant today as those who have trusted Jesus Christ face the same challenges faced by the Thessalonians.
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