2 Corinthians: An Apostle's Defense
“Since Paul’s first letter, the Corinthian church had been swayed by false teachers who stirred the people against Paul. They claimed he was fickle, proud, unimpressive in appearance and speech, dishonest, and unqualified as an apostle of Jesus Christ. Paul sent Titus to Corinth to deal with these difficulties, and upon his return, rejoiced to hear of the Corinthians’ change of heart. Paul wrote this letter to express his thanksgiving for the repentant majority, and to appeal to the rebellious minority to accept his authority. Throughout the book he defends his conduct, character, and calling as an apostle of Jesus Christ.” (Wilkinson & Boa, Talk Thru The Bible) 2 Corinthians is more “stream of consciousness” than any of Paul’s other letters. Paul is a strategic writer, and this letter is so personal that it has some scholars scratching their heads. This letter gives is unique insight into who Paul is. Listen in as Michael continues his Cover-to-Cover series with 2 Corinthians.