"Study to shew thyself approved unto God,
a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15 KJV
The lesson on February 19, 2017 was part 7 of "The U, V and W of Right Division". This weeks focus was on the Mystery of Iniquity found in 2 Thessalonians 2:7 KJV. Wayne gives us the context of Thessalonians in how that is firmly planted in the Acts period where the prospect of the second coming of Christ was at hand if Israel had repented. This is what the Preterists are claiming that in AD 70, all prophecy was fulfilled. The scriptures describing the change that will happen to all the Christians, even those who have died will be in an instant. What happened with that sense of urgency and fulfillment in their lifetime? Acts 28:28 happened when Paul pronounced judgement upon Israel and that the salvation of God would be authorized with the Gentiles. PAul then writes Ephesians revealing The Mystery which is the true answer to the Preterist and answers why that did not happen in their lifetimes. Wayne thoroughly covers a biblical interpretation of the Mystery of Iniquity in this lesson. The scripture reading was in 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7 KJV
This study is a follow up to the ABC's of Right Division. The lessons in this study will take a deeper look into the basis or right division and why it is important to understand how it helps you understand scripture. It will compare other beliefs based in covenant theology and look at some critiques of what opponents of right division object to this fundamental methodology of handling scripture accurately.
Every month I promise myself that I will just write about good things, try not to be controversial and be positive like the popular preachers are. Something always jars me back to reality and the seriousness of God’s calling. Five years ago doctors diagnosed me with a rapid growing lung cancer and gave me a year to live. God Almighty changed that, gave me additional duties and this year the doctors announced me cancer free. Seven times each week God lets me stand before different classes and tell them about His Son. I get to serve as a jail chaplain and a police/fire chaplain.