Exact Vengance

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    2 Thessalonians 1:7-9 Says, “and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, [8] in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. [9] These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,”

    These verses are meant to bring comfort and peace (rest) to the faithful Christian. Jesus is going to return and when he does He will exact vengeance. Yet His vengeance is not like our vengeance. His vengeance is perfect, just, and always correct and right. He is a very patient and long suffering God, yet there will come a day when His Patience runs out and justice and vengeance will be dealt out. That vengeance will be upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey His gospel. His punishment will be everlasting.

    What is the gospel? What does it mean to obey the gospel? We will look at these questions over the next few days.