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“If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). These are words the apostle Paul wrote to the church in Thessalonica, but what do they mean in context and how do we apply them today?
What was going on in the Thessalonian church that Paul had to tell them, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat”? Were the people being lazy? Were they convinced the second coming of Jesus was imminent? Or were there other reasons people were not working?
In today’s Bible Study, Wes McAdams, Brandon Britton, and Chase Turner discuss the interpretation and application of 2 Thessalonians 3:10. They discuss how these words should rightly be applied. But they also discuss how these words, “If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” have been abused and weaponized by Christians.
We hope this discussion helps you love like Jesus.
Links and Resources:
- Video: Watch This Episode on YouTube
- Read: Full Transcript of This Episode (Thanks to Beth Tabor)
- Chase Turner is the Director of Digital Missions for Herald of Truth
- Brandon Britton is the Preacher for the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ
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