English: Folio 18 recto, beginning of the Epis...
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II Thessalonians; The Restrainer of Lawlessness – Now when Christians of Thessalonica were going through their time of trouble, many of them thought they were in that time of tribulation. It was to respond to this question that Paul wrote this second letter. In the first letter, he wrote to comfort them in their distress over their loved ones who had died, but this letter is written to correct certain misunderstandings they had about the “Day of the Lord,” and this time of trouble.