Taking a Look at the Pauline Epistles

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The Pauline epistles are very crucial to the understanding of how a church and a Christian should act. Throughout all the letters, different subjects have been touched creating almost a guide of “how to’s”. The farewell is especially important as noted in Second Corinthians 13 explains the depth of God’s love to the people and the wrath of doubtfulness. “since you are demanding proof that Christ is speaking though me. He is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful among you” (13:3). With corrections in the beginning of the letter, or a defense towards Paul’s teachings, shows the continuation of the struggle of Corinth, yet they were doing better as spoken by Titus. Paul’s final request towards the people of Corinth is found in his second letter (2 Corinthians). The last chapter however is similarly a conclusion, or overview of the letter. Although there are some differences throughout the translations, Paul’s final message/warning is evident and clear. The passage is split up into two or three sections, depending on the translation used. Within the New King James Version (NKJ), the breakdown is evident by how the paragraphs are structured to set apart main ideas. Verses 1-4 are thought of as the reminder of what’s Paul’s message entailed. No matter the translation Paul quotes Deuteronomy 19:15, “One witness shall not rise against a man concerning any iniquity or any sin that he commits; by the mouth of two or three witnesses the matter shall be established” (NKJ; 2

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