The reference here is to the coming of the Lord Jesus, and to the various events connected with his presence. The “times or seasons,” or periods when God’s will and purposes in specific affairs are to take place, were of great interest to his servants (Acts 1:7), who came to understand them as they were made known in stages, steadily.
Paul reminded the Thessalonian believers of their need to please God, a reminder that should impact Christians today as well. He was complimenting them on their spiritual progress. Even so, they must not relax, and he urged them …
Many modern-day historians and textual scholars claim that the early Christians did not view the New Testament books as inspired. Was the canonicity, authenticity, and the integrity of the 27 New Testament Bible Books built into Christianity right from the very start? What is the truth?
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not
Ephesians 4:32 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 32 Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
The chief characteristic of Western readings is fondness for paraphrase. Words, clauses, and even whole sentences are freely changed, omitted, or inserted. Sometimes the motive appears to have been harmonization, while at other times it was the enrichment of the narrative by the inclusion of traditional or apocryphal material. (Bruce M. Metzger)