When we began the study of 2 Corinthians, I pointed out that this is one of the grimmest books of the Bible. It is grim because it deals with the sad character of the church, so often. The church which has received as much as the Corinthians had, and yet, despite its many blessings and the miracles it had witness, it was harshly critical of Paul. Treated him like dirt, acted as though he were their inferior, and they had a duty to make demands of him.
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