Second Epistle to the Thessalonians
The second epistle to the Thessalonians was probably written from Corinth, Greece not many months after the first. Apparently the first letter was misunderstood, especially regarding the second advent of Christ. The Thessalonians had embraced the idea that Paul had taught that "the day of Christ was at hand", that Christ's coming was about to occur. This error is corrected (2:1–12), and the apostle announces what first must take place before the end times. The "Great Apostasy" is first mentioned here.
Online translations of the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians:
- 2 Thessalonians at Bible Gateway (various versions)