We are Not in Darkness, how true! What a blessing!
Much talk & interest in the scripture.(1 Th 5:3) “Whenever it is they are saying peace and security, then sudden destruction is to be instantly on them...”
This post is an opinion & not answering its future fulfilment.
But What does History teach us? It was about 50 C.E. when the apostle Paul’s was preaching to the Thessalonians. Prompted by holy spirit , Paul prophesies, “whenever it is that they are saying peace and security…” (1 Th 5:3) That was 20 years before the great tribulation and complete destruction of Jerusalem and its temple, including the Jewish religious system in 70 C.E.. So, who specifically, are “they” that are saying “peace and security?” It would appear that in the historical context, it would be the wayward inhabitants of Jerusalem with their false prophets that Paul had in mind. They were the ones crying peace and security, shortly before sudden destruction came upon them.
It could be that Paul likely had the context of Jeremiah and Ezekiel’s writings in mind. Please read-(Jer 6:14; 8:11) And (Jer 23:16, 17) also(Eze 13:10)
At that time, people were being influenced by false prophets. Those that trusted them, we’re superficially led to believe they were at peace with God. The cry came Not from the nations or world rulers with The Sanhedrin . But rather, it would seem he was referring to the self-deluded, self-proclaimed superfine Apostles, yes Christians who are being spiritually misled, and therefore walking in darkness and misleading those who believed in them. (1 Th 5:4) Those who stayed behind with the Jews, we’re believing the idea that God would not destroy what amounted to their holy ‘hide outs’, their “inner rooms”, that is, Jerusalem and the temple. So, Paul’s timely reminder that these ones would be crying out, “peace and security!”, gave sincere Christians the forewarning they needed not to be taken in by false prophets proclaiming false hopes. Time for a 🍺 why not! Enjoy your Friday!😃
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