I explained the relationship between the previous rapture passage in 1 Thessalonians 4 and Paul’s continued discussion in chapter 5. Paul has the same main topic in mind but shifts to a different aspect of the second coming in chapter 5.
I also talked about the unfortunate chapter break starting at chapter 5 and a bit about the history of chapter breaks and how they made it into our Bible through a man named Stephen Langton, the Archbishop of Canterbury in the early 13th century.
Then I discussed about the opening Greek phrase peri de and how it has been misunderstood. Finally, I talked about the expression “times and seasons” and how that relates to the day of the Lord. Next week, I will address the thief in the night motif and how pretrib interpreters continually get it wrong.
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