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1 and 2 Thessalonians (Evangelical Press Study Commentary | EPCS)

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By studying 1 and 2 Thessalonians, we get to read some of Paul’s first scriptural statements about the glories of Christ. We also notice Paul’s great compassion and love toward this young Thessalonian church, which may have been only six months old when Paul is writing First Thessalonians. Despite being young, she is doing generally well. Although it is true that there are some difficulties; most of these are caused by those outside the church, but some are caused by those inside the church. All of these aspects have direct and indirect meaning for us today in the twenty-first century. Of course, all books in the Bible and all parts of all biblical books are important and are worthy of our study because ultimately the Triune God wrote them for the original readers and for us.

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  • Discusses the purpose and authorship of the letters to the Thessalonians
  • Provides verse-by-verse commentary
  • Includes applications of the commentary after each section
  • Introductory Matters
  • 1 Thessalonians
    • Opening Section and Thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 1:1–10)
    • Paul’s Defence and Second Thanksgiving (1 Thessalonians 2:1–16)
    • Timothy’s Mission (1 Thessalonians 2:17–3:13)
    • Your Sanctification (1 Thessalonians 4:1–12)
    • Eschatological Encouragement (1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:11)
    • Short Commands and Closing Section (1 Thessalonians 5:12–28)
  • 2 Thessalonians
    • Opening of 2 Thessalonians and Thanksgiving (2 Thessalonians 1:1–12)
    • The Man of Lawlessness (2 Thessalonians 2:1–12)
    • Second Thanksgiving and Prayer (2 Thessalonians 2:13–3:5)
    • Idleness and Closing Section (2 Thessalonians 3:6–18)

Top Highlights

“The American TV that I watch often implicitly, and indeed explicitly, teaches that sexual activity outside of marriage is not necessarily bad.” (Pages 112–113)

“If the reader can get hold of a copy, I suggest that you read Chrysostom’s application of this text, which was preached in Constantinople in about ad 400.36 He has a frank discussion rebuking those who, although they take adultery seriously, at the same time wink at fornication (sex between two unmarried people) before marriage. He also has a section for parents, encouraging them to advise their children to marry sooner rather than later. He notes that many parents advise their children to marry later solely for financial reasons and disregard the sexual temptations they will face by postponing marriage.” (Page 113)

“In the amillennial view, the next event on the eschatological calendar is the Second Coming.” (Page 122)

“The dead Christians (including Old Testament believers)” (Page 131)

“Hence, he is saying that, as Christ comes towards earth (the city), but before he reaches it, his people come out to greet him as they meet in the air. Then Christ leads the procession to earth (into the city) with the people (cf. 3:13).” (Page 133)

Dr. Cara has produced an outstanding commentary on the two Thessalonian letters. While capably and pastorally explaining these letters’ teaching on the Return of Christ, Dr. Cara skillfully points us to the other treasures that God has given us in 1–2 Thessalonians. Whether you are preparing to teach these letters or are looking to grow in your personal understanding of Scripture, this volume needs to be on your desk.

—Guy Prentiss Waters, associate professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

If you are interested in the stability of a gospel-driven and Christ-centered life, the Second Coming, how to bear up under persecution, how to grow in the midst of adversity, and how to engage in everyday life to make an impact for Christ, then this commentary will be invaluable in your library. Dr. Robert Cara is obviously well known as a professor and teacher. Those gifts have been successfully transferred to the written page to benefit any and all students of the Word as well as preachers and teachers. He is not only faithful and clear to the inspired text but is helpful and insightful in how to communicate the marvelous panoply of Biblical truth found in this captivating portion of Holy Scripture. Obtain it, read it and keep it because you will want to use it again!

—Harry L. Reeder, III, pastor of preaching and leadership, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama

  • Title: A Study Commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians
  • Author: Robert J. Cara
  • Series: EP Study Commentary
  • Publisher: Evangelical Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2009
  • Logos Release Date: 2012
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. 1 Thessalonians › Commentaries; Bible. N.T. 2 Thessalonians › Commentaries
  • Resource ID: LLS:EVPRESS73TH1
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-10-05T16:50:03Z

Dr. Robert J. Cara is Professor of New Testament at RTS-Charlotte and Chief Academic Officer for the RTS institution. Dr. Cara was an engineer for seven years before the Lord re-directed him toward seminary. As a former college basketball player for Penn State-Capitol, he has developed a reputation as an energetic and challenging classroom teacher, and he is a personable scholar who is very student oriented. In addition to the traditional New Testament topics, Dr. Cara’s academic interests include relating the New Testament to Reformed Theology, creeds, hermeneutics, narrative criticism, and benedictions. He wrote a commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians in the EP Study Commentary series and is scheduled to produce the Hebrews commentary in the same series. Dr. Cara is currently working on a book critical of the “New Perspective on Paul.” Dr. Cara has also researched and is writing on the early Jewish background materials for the New Testament. As an ordained minister in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, Dr. Cara has been very involved at both the presbytery and synod levels. He is a former vice-moderator of the denomination and for several years was the chairman of the denominational Inter-Church Relations Committee. He preaches regularly in the Charlotte area.


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