2 Corinthians 5
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved,
we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house
which is from heaven:||
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.||
For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that
we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed
up of life.||
Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath
given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.||
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in
the body, we are absent from the Lord:||
(5:7) "Walk by faith, not by sight."|
(Don't look where you're going.)
Should we believe in unseen things?
(5:10) "We must all appear
before the judgment seat of Christ ... according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad."
Is salvation by faith alone?
What must you do to be saved?
Does Jesus judge people?
Does anyone ever do anything good?
(5:11) "The terror of the Lord"
What the Bible says about terrorism
"For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober,
it is for your cause."
If Paul is crazy, it's God's fault; If he's sane, it's yours.
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body,
and to be present with the Lord.
Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted
For we must all appear
before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things
done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or
Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made
manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
For we commend not ourselves again unto you, but give you occasion to
glory on our behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in
appearance, and not in heart.
|5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober,
it is for your cause.
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one
died for all, then were all dead:
And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live
unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.||
Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have
known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.||
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are
passed away; behold, all things are become new.||
(5:17) "Behold, all things are become new."|
And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus
Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not
imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of
(5:21) He ... knew no sin."|
Did Jesus sin?
(5:21) "He hath made him to
be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him."
Jesus, who was without sin, was made into sin. This made the real sinners sinless.
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by
us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
For he hath made him to
be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of
God in him.