The Books of the New Testament
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.
b, Second (letter) to the Corinthians
Author: Paul (Saul)
Date: 55, during
3rd missionary journey
Christians in Corinth
Ministry of Paul vindicated
Vindication of His Apostleship. Paulís defense of his apostolic position.
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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
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.
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