Some scholars believe the other letters of Paul may have been added into our canonical 2 Corinthians. The warning was given so that these men would not be drawn toward other gods. What, therefore is my conclusion of when 2 Corinthians was written? To the south, the Acro-Corinthian fortress at the height of 1,886 feet could control all the trade routes. That ignorance did not prevent me from understanding and being blessed by what I read! The first letter was written at Ephesus in the spring of A. What business have they under the same yoke? There were about twelve men in all. If your parents command you to do wrong, you must refuse even if they disown you. Date, Occasion, and Place of Origin It may be helpful here to rehearse the contacts and correspondence between Paul and the Corinthians in toto.
His very presence endangered those who might shelter or hide him, much less give him a platform for teaching! And what communion hath light with darkness? A Clear Conscience Claimed 1:12-14 b. Nothing more than that rather than going through Corinth to Macedonia and then coming back again as he originally planned 2 Corinthians 1:16 , he will only come the one time and not make another visit. Timothy had been imprisoned possibly in Philippi where Paul had sent him. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Did we not walk in the same footsteps by the same Spirit? It is difficult to believe that he had any such regrets over the sending of 1 Corinthians. Titus had been with him but returns to Dalmatia to minister to the church there.
Nowhere does Paul promise that he would not engage in self-commendation, just that in chs. It was painful because of a particular man who was acting immorally 2:5-11; cf. True ministers are mere clay vessels who have myriad trials 4:8-15 , though they carry in their bodies the treasures of the gospel 4:7. But in whatever anyone is bold—I speak foolishly—I am bold also. . Bob Deffinbaugh On his second missionary journey, Paul comes to Corinth with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He boasts of his sufferings 11:16-33 , which functions as a reminder that a true apostle suffers hardship 4:7-15.
The Results of Generosity 9:6-15 1. It thus behooves us to engage in some careful and prayerful reflection. I fear that there may be discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, slander, gossip, arrogance and disorder. However, Bruce sees the reference to Titus visiting Corinth in 12:18 as the conclusive argument against dating chapters 10-13 before chapters 1-9. And if so, who would have pieced it together with the canonical 2 Corinthians? It is not recorded in the Gospels or anywhere else.
The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near. Romans 15:24 Thirdly, there is the fact that it is clear from the scriptures that Paul visited not only Corinth after his first Roman imprisonment, but that he also visited Ephesus, Miletus, Troas, and Macedonia. For example, in 2 Thess 3:17 Paul implies that he had written several letters, though the only canonical Pauline letters which antedate this are Galatians and 1 Thessalonians. During this visit Paul was personally attacked by one of the members 2:5; 7:12. May it not be held against them. God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. The believers in Corinth were dividing into groups loyal to certain spiritual leaders 1 Corinthians 1:12; 3:1-6.
Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Notice my last two paragraphs and also the way the title is worded. It is referred to in First Corinthians 5:9, where Paul says he wrote to warn them about following a worldly lifestyle. Ancient tradition, too as appears from the subscription to this Epistle , favors the view that Philippi was the place from which this Epistle was sent by the hands of Titus who received, besides, a charge to prosecute at Corinth the collection which he had begun at his first visit 2Co 8:6. Paul writes Hebrews from Italy Hebrews 13:24. Paul, and Titus go to Crete where Paul preaches and leaves Titus to organize the fledgling church.
If I love you more, will you love me less? You have brought these men here, though they have neither robbed temples nor blasphemed our goddess. In Acts there had been one recorded visit to Corinth by the time of Paul's taking the offering to Jerusalem mentioned in Romans, yet 2 Corinthians says there had been two. If however, we date it after his first imprisonment, the logical pattern is maintained. Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. The second Letter to the Church at Corinth is the supplement of the first. The Necessity for Generosity 8:1-15 1. Some things were just never intended to be.
Not finding Titus in Troas, Paul is deeply troubled and cuts short what could have been an even more fruitful ministry 2 Corinthians 2:12, 13; 7:5-9, 13-15; Acts 20:1-2. What Ryle is saying is that taking this passage and 2 Corinthians 6:17 to mean that we need to avoid mixing with the world might not be a mark of holiness but one of laziness. If so, there was no inaccuracy in Acts which left out a visit to Corinth. Paul instructed the Church to have no association with this man. A Canceled Painful Visit 1:23—2:4 2. At this point Paul is planning a soon visit to Macedonia with a stop in Corinth.
If she marries him she will have entered into a yoke which will require her to do evil in order to stay married. Hence, although a fine opening for planting the gospel was presented, he pressed on to Macedonia. Paul then writes 2 Corinthians from Macedonia to express his great joy and to encourage them further in their faith, as well as to give instructions regarding the gift they had previously promised chapters 8-9. Paul visited Ephesus and Macedonia after his first Roman imprisonment: Read 1 Timothy 1:1-4: 1 Timothy 1:1-4 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. The appearance, the worsening, and the healing of his disability.