Does Paul understand himself? NTiR (2 Corinthians 1-3)
Obviously, I am not looking forward to this book. Procrastinating isnt making things any better, though, so lets move on to:
Second Epistle to the Corinthians
Chapter 1Lets see. We start off with greetings from Paul and Timothy. Paul states that it is good everyone suffered, because then they can help comfort others who are suffering. And apparently everyone is suffering a lot. Paul references the problems he ran into in Asia; itll be interesting to see if those are mentioned again.
Chapter 2The chapter starts off with Paul bemoaning the acts of one of the members of the church in Corinth. Is this the same guy from I Corinthians, or someone else? He then gives hints of a god complex (what I have forgiven I did in the presence of Christ) and compares the followers to the aroma of Christ. (Savour in the KJV) This aroma is good for some and deadly for others.
I dunno… I think that at least half the time, Paul doesnt understand what he is talking about.
Chapter 3Paul gets into a glory contest here. Followers of Christ have more glory than followers of Moses do. Jesus has more glory than Moses does. Followers of Moses have a veil covering their hearts when reading what Moses wrote, while anyone who turns to the Lord has that veil ripped away.
Hmmm… sounds to me like there were a lot of Corinthians who didnt want to give up their beliefs in Judaism. How is Paul going to win them over?
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