Download PDF by V. G. Shillington: 2 Corinthians (Believers Church Bible Commentary)

By V. G. Shillington

ISBN-10: 0585249490

ISBN-13: 9780585249490

ISBN-10: 0836190734

ISBN-13: 9780836190731

2 Corinthians; is the 10th quantity to seem during this sequence. Shillington has immersed himself within the learn of Paul and of two Corinthians. This epistle is Paul's own testimony approximately his ministry of reconciliation and his ministry in protecting the reality of the gospel. V. George Shillington sees this letter as Paul's own testimony approximately his ministry of reconciliation one of the Corinthian Christians (chapters 1-9) and his ministry in protecting the reality of the gospel (chapters 10-13). The thread that ties the 2 elements jointly is Paul's conviction on pastoral ministry less than the banner of Christ. Paul insists that ministry is to be borne in illness like that of Christ crucified. In elevating the crucified Messiah out of the previous production, God has inaugurated a brand new construction, within which believers already take part. the single boast allowed is within the Lord, no longer in one's personal achievements or increased reports.

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1:3). It consists of a marvelous paean of praise to the God who consoles the afflicted. Woven into this liturgical language of praise is the paradoxical principle that the affliction of one yields the salvation and consolation of others: primarily Christ for others, resulting in Paul for others (the Corinthians in this case). In the end, both Paul and the Corinthians are consoled by the sufferings of Christ (1:5). The thanksgiving creates the effect of winning the confidence of the readers in preparation for the ensuing argument in verses 8-11, that Paul's personal affliction in mission is reason for prayer and praise, not criticism.

In the strict sense, verses 3-7 express a blessing thus: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. . (1:3). It consists of a marvelous paean of praise to the God who consoles the afflicted. Woven into this liturgical language of praise is the paradoxical principle that the affliction of one yields the salvation and consolation of others: primarily Christ for others, resulting in Paul for others (the Corinthians in this case). In the end, both Paul and the Corinthians are consoled by the sufferings of Christ (1:5).

The inkling comes from within the argument of these last four chapters of 2 Corinthians. Those who speak against Paul at Corinth say he is too weak to qualify as a true apostle of Christ: They say, "His letters are weighty and strong, but his bodily presence is weak, and his [public] speech contemptible" (10:10; 11:6). To bolster their case (whoever they are), they cite Paul's refusal of money from the Corinthians. If Paul were a strong and loving apostle to the Corinthians, he would have accepted their financial support, to which he is entitled (11:7-11; 12:13).

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