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How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

帖撒羅尼迦後書第二章 – 2 Thessalonians 2


October 25, 2020


帖撒羅尼迦後書第二章 – 2 Thessalonians 2

My Sermon Notes from October 25, 2020 Full Text:

帖撒羅尼迦後書第二章 – 2 Thessalonians 2

1 弟兄們,論到我們主耶穌基督降臨和我們到他那裡聚集, 2 我勸你們:無論有靈,有言語,有冒我名的書信,說主的日子現在到了,不要輕易動心,也不要驚慌。 3 人不拘用什麼法子,你們總不要被他誘惑;因為那日子以前,必有離道反教的事,並有那大罪人,就是沉淪之子,顯露出來。 4 他是抵擋主,高抬自己超過一切稱為神的和一切受人敬拜的,甚至坐在神的殿裡自稱是神。 5 我還在你們那裡的時候,曾把這些事告訴你們,你們不記得嗎? 6 現在你們也知道那攔阻他的是什麼,是叫他到了的時候才可以顯露。 7 因為那不法的隱意已經發動;只是現在有一個攔阻的,等到那攔阻的被除去。 8 那時這不法的人必顯露出來,主耶穌要用口中的氣滅絕他,用降臨的榮光廢掉他。 9 這不法的人來,是照撒旦的運動,行各樣的異能、神蹟和一切虛假的奇事, 10 並且在那沉淪的人身上行各樣出於不義的詭詐,因他們不領受愛真理的心使他們得救。 11 故此,神就給他們一個生發錯誤的心,叫他們信從虛謊, 12 使一切不信真理倒喜愛不義的人都被定罪。

13 主所愛的弟兄們哪,我們本該常為你們感謝神,因為他從起初揀選了你們,叫你們因信真道,又被聖靈感動成為聖潔,能以得救。 14 神藉我們所傳的福音召你們到這地步,好得著我們主耶穌基督的榮光。 15 所以弟兄們,你們要站立得穩,凡所領受的教訓,不拘是我們口傳的,是信上寫的,都要堅守。

16 但願我們主耶穌基督和那愛我們、開恩將永遠的安慰並美好的盼望賜給我們的父神, 17 安慰你們的心,並且在一切善行善言上堅固你們!

1 Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers and sisters, 2 not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by the teaching allegedly from us—whether by a prophecy or by word of mouth or by letter—asserting that the day of the Lord has already come. 3 Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

5 Don’t you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things? 6 And now you know what is holding him back, so that he may be revealed at the proper time. 7 For the secret power of lawlessness is already at work; but the one who now holds it back will continue to do so till he is taken out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with how Satan works. He will use all sorts of displays of power through signs and wonders that serve the lie, 10 and all the ways that wickedness deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie 12 and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness.

13 But we ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruits to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth. 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

15 So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter.

16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.