1 & 2 Thessalonians: The John Walvoord Prophetic Commentaries
by John F. Walvoord and Mark Hitchcock
The Thessalonian epistles are probably best known for what they reveal about the last days. Charles Ryrie says, “They sparkle with the brilliance of the captivating power of the Gospel of grace of Christ.” Dr. Walvoord’s commentary on these epistles had been edited and streamlined by Philip Rawley and supplemented by Mark Hitchcock. Together they help to keep Walvoord’s great commentary teaching viable for future generations of Bible students.
In the first century, Thessalonica was the capital of Macedonia and a thriving commercial center with a population of about 200,000 people. The church of Thessalonica was founded by Paul and Silas on Paul’s second missionary journey in the spring of AD 50. While Paul communicated much truth to the group of young believers at Thessalonica regarding eschatology, these epistles also cover many additional doctrinal and practical problems.
I Thessalalonians covers topics such as salvation, service, sanctification, surety and safety. 2 Thessalonians includes wrong understanding, comforting and encouraging believers to be steadfast, correcting the disorderliness in the church, and addressing persecutors, false teachers, and idle church members.
John Walvoord’s scholarly research and writing has been greatly expanded on by Mark Hitchcock. With additional introductory and background material, charts and in-depth explanations on key points this Volume on 1 & 2 Thessalonians will guide you on end times prophecy and the issues in the Thessalonican church.