The Book of 2 Corinthians
Brief Summary. Titus brought such good news to Paul that he was moved to express to the Corinthians his joy when he heard of their change of heart. Paul also defends his apostleship in this letter, as well as his conduct among the Corinthians, which were both under strong criticism.
Latin: Corinthios II
Greek: Korinthious b, Second (letter) to the Corinthians
Author: Paul (Saul) of Tarsus
Date: 55, during 3rd missionary journey
Writing to: Christians in Corinth
Doctrinal Classification: Ecclesiology
General Theme: Ministry of Paul vindicated
Important Points: Paul's Vindication of His Apostleship. Paulís defense of his apostolic position.
2 Corinthians. "IN his former epistle the apostle had signified his intentions of coming to Corinth, as he passed through Macedonia (1 Corinthians 16"5), but, being providentially hindered for some time, he writes this second epistle to them about a year after the former; and there seem to be these two urgent occasions:-- 1. The case of the incestuous person, who lay under censure, required that with all speed he should be restored and received again into communion. This therefore he gives directions about (2 Corinthians 2:1-17), and afterwards (2 Corinthians 7:1-16) he declares the satisfaction he had upon the intelligence he received of their good behaviour in that affair. 2. There was a contribution now making for the poor saints at Jerusalem, in which he exhorts the Corinthians to join, 2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15. There are divers other things very observable in this epistle; for example, I. The account the apostle gives of his labours and success in preaching the gospel in several places, 2 Corinthians 2:1-17. II. The comparison he makes between the Old and New Testament dispensation, 2 Corinthians 3:1-18. III. The manifold sufferings that he and his fellow-labourers met with, and the motives and encouragements for their diligence and patience, 2 Corinthians 4:1-5:21. IV. The caution he gives the Corinthians against mingling with unbelievers, 2 Corinthians 6:1-18. V. The way and manner in which he justifies himself and his apostleship from the opprobrious insinuations and accusations of false teachers, who endeavoured to ruin his reputation at Corinth, 2 Corinthians 10:1-12:21, and throughout the whole epistle." - Matthew Henry (Read More)
Outline of the Book of 2 Corinthians (Scriptures and Topics Covered)
Paul's Testimony - Chapters 1:1-2:13
Glory of Christian Ministry - Chapters 2:4-7:16
Glory of Giving - Chapters 8:1-9:15
Defense of the Christian Ministry 10:1-13:14
Questions for further study.
Why did Paul feel the need to write Second Corinthians?
What did Paul's adversaries accuse him of?
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But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, by as much as He is also the mediator of a better covenant, which has been enacted on better promises. Heb. 8:6 (The Book of Hebrews)
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|1 Corinthians||2 Corinthians||Galatians|
|1 Thessalonians||2 Thessalonians||1 Timothy|
|2 Peter||1 John||2 John|
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