1 Thessalonians 1
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians
which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you,
and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.||
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and
patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our
Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of
(1:4) "Knowing ... your election of God"|
The elect and the damned are predestined by God.
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in
the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were
among you for your sake.
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word
in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.||
So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.||
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and
Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so
that we need not to speak any thing.||
(1:10a) "His Son ... whom he raised from the dead."|
Who raised Jesus from the dead?
(1:10b) "The wrath to come"
God is planning a messy mass murder in "the wrath to come" and only Jesus can save you from it.
For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you,
and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from
the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.