Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers ... what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? - 2 Corinthians 6:14-15

Second Corinthians for Skeptics

In Second Corinthians we learn that God (3:14-15) and Satan (4:4) work together to keep people from seeing the truth by blinding them, and there is a simple test to see if you have been blinded by either of them (13:5). Do you know for sure that Jesus is in you? If not, you're a blinded reprobate. Sorry about that.

Here are some highlights:

  • Saved people smell good to God. 2:15
  • God blinds people to prevent them from seeing the truth. 3:14-15
  • "The god of this world" (Satan?) has blinded the minds of nonbelievers. 4:3-4
  • "Walk by faith, not by sight." (Don't look where you're going.) 5:7
  • "The terror of the Lord" 5:11
  • Jesus, who was without sin, was made into sin. This made the real sinners sinless. 5:21
  • Keep away from unbelievers. Neither marry nor be friends with them. 6:14-17
  • "Give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver."
    The televangelist's favorite verse! 9:7
  • "For your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men ... Thanks be to God." God loves liberals! 9:13-15
  • Christians cannot be freethinkers, since all their thoughts and imaginings must be brought into captivity in obedience to Christ. 10:5
  • There were these guys that Paul once knew, but he just can't remember whether it was in or out of the body. It was sort of an out of body experience. Anyway, one of these guys was way up in the third heaven and the other guy was in paradise. He heard stuff, too, but it's illegal to talk about it. 12:2-4
  • Paul says he "will not spare" when he comes back to punish those who have sinned. 13:2
  • Are you a reprobate? Here's the test: if you know for sure that Jesus is in you, you're not a reprobate. Otherwise you are. 13:5
  • "Greet one another with an holy kiss." 13:12