1 Thessalonians
Introduction

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Contradictions
Injustice
Prophecy
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Absurdities
Intolerance
Interpretation
Cruelty and Violence
Language
Women
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1 Thessalonians: Absurdity

  1. The elect and the damned are predestined by God. 1:4

  2. Paul, with his usual modesty, proclaims that he is holy, just, and blameless. 2:10

  3. Paul would have arrived earlier, but Satan hindered him. 2:18

  4. "Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?"
    Paul believed that those alive in 49 CE would live to see Jesus come. 2:19

  5. "We told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass."
    Paul thought that the tribulation that he believed would precede Jesus' coming had already passed. 3:4

  6. Every man should know how to possess his penis or his wife (depending on the translation) in a holy way. 4:4

  7. "Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss." 5:26

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