God's Word for Today 2 Corinthians 11

September 2, 2012


2 Corinthians โครินธ์ 11 Paul and the False Apostles

Paul's authority as an apostle has been challenged in the Corinthian church by certain Jewish teachers who had come in after Paul.  They wanted the Corinthians to follow many rules, as if salvation could be earned by keeping these rules.  Paul emphasized that salvation is by grace through faith.  Ephesians เอเฟซัส 2:8-9 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,

8ด้วยว่าซึ่งท่านทั้งหลายรอดนั้นก็รอดโดยพระคุณเพราะความเชื่อ   และมิใช่โดยตัวท่านทั้งหลายกระทำเอง   แต่พระเจ้าทรงประทานให้

9not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

9ความรอดนั้นจะเนื่องด้วยการกระทำก็หามิได้   เพื่อมิให้คนหนึ่งคนใดอวดได้

     There were those who had been Jews who really could not understand the grace of God as Paul taught it, and they would come in following Paul and tried to discredit Paul. And they would say that you could not be a Christian unless you were circumcised and were obedient to the law of Moses.   To make their own position among the people, they would seek to tear down Paul. Now, Paul was the one that founded the church. He was the one who went into a unbelieving city that had not heard the gospel before, and shared Christ with them and brought the people into the knowledge of Jesus Christ.