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Paul’s second letter to Corinth expounds the message that God’s power is brought to people in their weakness, not in human strength. It is a record of his conflict with opponents who had formed an alliance with some of the church leaders and members.

b. One died for all How did Paul know that he was the object of Christ’s love? It was, he continues, because … one died for all (verse 14). Formerly, as a Pharisee and zealot, the crucified Jesus and his followers had been the object of Paul’s hatred.12 His words we are convinced (verse 14) indicate that a point was reached when he reversed his opinions. So far from viewing Christ as an object of hate because of his accursed heretic’s death on a tree, Paul concluded, instead, that he, Paul, was
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