This is a book of
warning as well as
comfort to the church!
Irenaeus, the co-laborer and
friend of Polycarp, who knew
John in Ephesus, bore
testimony that favored John,
the fisherman son of Zebedee,
as the author of the book
2 Thessalonians 1:5-10 (NIV)
5 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.
6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble
7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well.
This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from
heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels.
8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not
obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and
shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the
majesty of his power
10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people
and to be marveled at among all those who have believed.
This includes you, because you believed our testimony to
Daniel 8:19 (NIV)
19 He said: "I am going to tell you what will
happen later in the time of wrath, because
the vision concerns the appointed time of
Daniel 12:4 (NIV)
4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of
the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go
here and there to increase knowledge."
Daniel 12:9 (NIV)
9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the
words are closed up and sealed until the time of
Galatians 1:11-12 (NIV)
11 I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel I
preached is not something that man made up.
12 I did not receive it from any man, nor was I
taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from
Galatians 1:15-16 (NIV)
15 But when God, who set me apart from birth and
called me by his grace, was pleased
16 to reveal his Son in me so that I might preach
him among the Gentiles, I did not consult any