Memorial of Jesus’ Death 19th April, page-5

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    Context. The first Christians expected to see the Kingdom of God on Earth in their lifetimes.
    Those that believed that were told they were wrong.
    (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3) However, brothers, concerning the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you 2 not to be quickly shaken from your reason nor to be alarmed either by an inspired statement or by a spoken message or by a letter appearing to be from us, to the effect that the day of Jehovah is here.
    3 Let no one lead you astray in any way, because it will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness gets revealed, the son of destruction.

    It wasn't until after the death of the apostles this ''apostasy'' would develop. The ''man of lawlessness'' , the clergy class of Christendom, is soon to be ''revealed'' by Christ Jesus as his first act to stamp out false religion.

    (Matthew 7:21-23) “Not everyone saying to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter into the Kingdom of the heavens, but only the one doing the will of my Father who is in the heavens will. 22 Many will say to me in that day: ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and expel demons in your name, and perform many powerful works in your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them: ‘I never knew you! Get away from me, you workers of lawlessness!
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