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Paul's Eschatologieal Thoughts in I Thessalonians
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This paper's purpose is to investigate paul's eschatological thoughts, its meaning and its characterishc through the structure and analysis in the Thessalonians. Main interest about the text was always concentrated on the eschatological text(4:13-5:24), this part was divided into 3 paragraphs. Firstly is instruction for eschatoloy, sencondly is time and dates(5:1-3) of the second coming, thirdly is teachings for church members. According to the teachings of end time, some of church members had a wild enthusiastical tendency, so they indulged in frantic work, didn't labour in daily life, lived on other's helpings. these life-style brought about a persecution to the unbelievers. Wild enthusiasm was involved with imminent expectation of Lord-coming. The community that waits for imminent Lord-coming when some christians died one after another caught in serious problems. They had idea that the one who died will not be born again some day. About this misbelieving Paul advises that church member may feel sorrow for the loved person's death, but must not broken- hearted he emphasizes that the ones who died already will take part in blessing of equal resurrection like Our Saviour Lord. About the times and dates as the thessalonians knew that the day of the Lord- coming will be a thief in the night. Paul said we can't predict the times and dates in the apocalypse symbol as labour pains the pregnant woman, as a thief in the night comes so the day of the Lord. Eschatological ethics(5:4-24) was divided into practical principle(5:4-11), individual principle and benedictions. As thessalonian- believers as son of light are always in alert and sober state. Their church leaders should be respected by works which they do in the Lord, admonish lazy people in the communal life, help the weak, encourage the timid, be patient with everyone. Paul urges that as christian's idea life, nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. Thessalonian community always depending on christ by prayings has a must thanks-giving for God. after these Instructing, paul benedicts that the God of peace, keeps your whole spirit, your identification to be kept blameless. Here are summary of Paul's eschatologilal thoushts. Paul reinterpreted apocalypse literature of Judaism based on the faith of Early churches about christ. Paul's central faith is Christ's resurrection that is the same rebirth to be taken place to the sleep in christ at End timeand it is the typhological event of the saints-rebirth with accomplish attainment. Paul suggests that the died of church will participate, at the coming of our Lord Jesus christ, that the glorification through the Resurrection. Paul's analysis is that Jesus is the first fruit of the sleep. Paul encounages the church memebers of Thessalonian to live in the harmony of communial life to prepare above sayings for Jesus second-coming. The Ressurection and the Salvatiun of world comes not yet. There are still old powers against the saints and the churches that are in the middle of the fighting called Eschatolosical War. Paul urges all the churches members must be in awakening.