By V. G. Shillington
2 Corinthians; is the 10th quantity to seem during this sequence. Shillington has immersed himself within the research 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 components jointly is Paul's conviction on pastoral ministry lower 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 In elevating the crucified Messiah out of the outdated production, God has inaugurated a brand new construction, during which believers already take part. the single boast allowed is within the Lord, now not in one's personal achievements or increased stories.
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The writers chosen for the series stand in this tradition. Believers church people have always been known for their emphasis on obedience to the simple meaning of Scripture. Because of this, they do not have a long history of deep historical-critical biblical scholarship. This series attempts to be faithful to the Scriptures while also taking archaeology and current biblical studies seriously. Doing this means that at many points the writers will not differ greatly from interpretations which can be found in many other good commentaries.
Page 16 On Reading Other People's Mail Paul wrote real letters to particular people about specific situations. The letters are not carefully structured treatises for a general reading public. Nor are Paul's letters in the first instance intended for the church at large. They follow the convention of letter writing used in the Greco-Roman world for occasional communication. Local circumstances common to both writer and readers gave rise to the letter and shaped the language of its text. The text of a letter alludes to the situation without giving detailed description: it addresses the situation within the common temporal experience of sender and receiver.
They think he vacillates because he has not visited Corinth as he planned. Not so, says Paul. What you call vacillation between "Yes" and "No" is nothing less than my commitment to Page 29 the Amen of God's plan (1:15-22). Instead of visiting the Corinthians as planned, Paul has decided rather to send a letter written out of much distress and with many tears. The letter (now lost, except for the reference here and in 2 Cor. 7) censured the congregation for allowing one of its members to cause offense, presumably to Paul.