THE SECOND EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS
FATHER TADROS Y. MALATY
The subject of this epistle:
This epistle is the most prominent essay on the concept of ministry and the exalted shepherding love. Every phrase is considered as a practical law for the true minister. It is as though God allowed for the attack on the apostleship of St. Paul, to make him reveal what is in his depths of love toward his people, and what is in his mind of true concepts of faith concerning the shepherding.
Despite the multitude of difficulties and problems that confronted the apostle in Corinth, the subject of this epistle came to deal with “The triumphant canonical ministry”. “Thanks be to God who always leads us in Triumph in Christ” (2 Corinthians 2:14).
The key to this epistle:
The intense afflictions that confronted the apostle, did not destroy his soul, because he realized that they are allowed by God to reveal His arm working in the midst of troubles “Who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life” (2 Corinthians 3:6).