The apostle Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians is the very first book he wrote after his conversion experience on the Damascus road. Paul wrote Thessalonians to new converts to the Lord Jesus Christ, and as such contains the bedrock of what it means to live the Christian life as a new believer. It is also chock full of end times Bible prophecy, some of which could very well be fulfilled in our lifetime.
On this episode of Rightly Dividing, we take an in-depth look at Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians and how it can help us to live a life close to the Lord Jesus Christ, and what it truly means to be a Christian in the end times.
'Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.' 1 Thessalonians 4:1 (KJV)
Questions I note Geoff Grider brings up that God is a soul during the study. This "soul" is God's contribution (paraphrased) to the "trinity". He then goes on to compare man being also composed of 3 parts, and that represents the Godhead. I find Mr Griders breakdown of the doctrine of the Godhead, overly simplistic and Biblically unsubstantiated. The reference verse; 1 John 5:7, refers to God as the Father. In other places, God is referred to as Spirit. I'm not sure where Mr Grider obtains his ideas, but this one is in error.