Author: The apostle Paul, along with Silvanus (Silas) and Timothy (1:1).
Date: The early 50s AD—perhaps Paul’s earliest letter.
In Ten Words or Less: Jesus will return to gather His followers to Him.
Details: In this letter to another church he helped found (see Acts 17), Paul teaches on the second coming of Christ, apparently an issue of some concern to the Thessalonians. Paul describes how Jesus will return but doesn’t say exactly when. The important thing, in his words, is “that ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory” (2:12).
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.