Exploring The Bible
20. New Testament
2 Corinthians – AD 55-56
- 2 Corinthians 4:5-6 / 2 Corinthians 5:17
The church in Corinth had not taken well to the direction Paul has given it in previous letters. Second Corinthians deals with the alienation between Paul and the Corinthians, its effect upon both parties and Paul’s hope for reconciliation.
Paul presents his authority, message, suffering, disappointments, responsibilities, blessings, and hope. He weaves the threads of the letter together so that the Corinthians are encouraged to grow in Christ.