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Paul's Second Epistle to the Corintians

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Paul's Second Epistle to the Corintians

II Corinthians, or Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians, is the eighth book of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The book is classified as an undisputed Pauline epistle, meaning most scholars agree that Apostle Paul penned the letter. The letter, which was written around 56 CE, is Paul's second letter to the church in Corinth, Greece.

The letter's introduction is broken up into 2 main parts. First, Paul greets the church in Corinth, extending prayers for the congregation and praising God for their faith. Paul then explains that he had to change his plans to visit the Corinthian church.

Paul then moves into the heart of his message. He begins by explaining the idea of the "new covenant." That is, God through Christ's death and resurrection established a new covenant with believers. This new covenant provides liberty to believers--they no longer have to fear death. Though others misuse this gospel for their own selfish gain, Paul says the he does not sell the gospel. He also does not boast in himself, but focuses on the true message of the new covenant received through Christ's death, boasting only in Christ. In accordance with the new covenant, Paul encourages the Corinthians to continue giving generously to those spreading the gospel. He promises them (in verses often referenced by the modern church's teachings about offerings) that the Corinthians will be blessed by God in exchange for their giving.

Finally, Paul speaks about his apostleship. First, he declares that he was sent by Christ. He then warns that if any person preaches a gospel other than that which Paul and the apostles preach, they are false teachers. Paul then concludes the letter with final warnings and greetings to members of the church in Corinth.

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II Corinthians, or Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians, is the eighth book of the New Testament of the Christian Bible. The book is classified as an undisputed Pauline epistle, meaning most scholars agree that Apostle Paul penned the letter. The letter, which was written around 56 CE, is...

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