2 Corinthians 11:1-15
(1-15) Paul Defends His Ministry
Paul defends his Gospel ministry by reminding the Corinthian Christians that he preached to them and served them without asking for or receiving any money. He did this so he would not be burdensome to them and so they would not think that he was in ministry for his own gain.
Paul also warns the Corinthian Christians about false teachers and apostles who seek to deceive the true church of God and lead it astray. The false teachers and apostles proclaim ‘another Jesus’ who is not the true Jesus, they talk about a ‘different spirit’ that is not the true Holy Spirit sent by God, and they preach a ‘different gospel’ that is not the true Gospel of Jesus the Christ. We must be on guard against those who promote falsities of the Christian faith unless we, like Eve, are deceived and led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
False teachers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ and servants of righteousness are compared to Satan, who often disguises himself as an angel of light in order to trick people into turning away from God and following him.
Favorite verse: (11) And why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!