W I T H P R A C T I C A L O B S E R V A T I O N
OF THE SECOND EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO THE
T H E S S A L O N I A N S
Second Epistle was written soon after the former, and seems to have been
designed to prevent a mistake, which might arise from some passages in the
former epistle, concerning the second coming of Christ, as if it were near at
hand. The apostle in this epistle is careful to prevent any wrong use which
some among them might make of those expressions of his that were agreeable to
the dialect of the prophets of the Old Testament, and informs them that there
were many intermediate counsels yet to be fulfilled before that day of the
Lord should come, though, because it is sure, he had spoken of it as near.
There are other things that he writes about for their consolation under
sufferings, and exhortation and direction in duty.