Many today believe that it was not written by Paul but by an associate or disciple after his death, representing what they believed was his message.
Paul ends this letter by saying, "I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all" (2 Thess –18). ) so his readers could be sure he was truly the author." A passage from this book reading "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat", (2 Thess.
Macarthur writes, "Paul added an identifying signature (cf. ), was later adapted by Vladimir Lenin as an adage of the Soviet Union, He who does not work, neither shall he eat.
Author: 2 Thessalonians 1:1 indicates that the Book of 2 Thessalonians was written by the apostle Paul, probably along with Silas and Timothy.
The traditional view is that the second epistle to the Thessalonians was probably written from Corinth not many months after the first.