Living with eternity in view
One of the distinguishing features of this epistle is that each chapter ends with a reference to the 2nd coming of Christ. But Paul doesn’t include this simply as as a doctrine to be discussed, but as a reality to shape our Christian lives. The epistle teaches some important lessons about Christian living, and provides answers to questions such as: How can I tell if a person is a genuine believer?" and "What happens to Christians who have died?"