The day of Christ is at hand?
If Paul wrote this letter (and many scholars think he didn't, then he is changing his mind
(since writing 1 Thessalonians)about the timing of the Christ's return. The day of the Lord is no longer at hand. In fact it's
nowhere near. Many things must happen first: there will be a great "falling away", a "man of sin" will be reveled, and Satan
will show off his power by doing all kinds of signs and wonders. 2:2-9