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Eben Emerson – Deep in Scripture 02/02/2011 – Authority and the Role of Husbands In Light of Christ and His Church

February 2, 2011 No Comments

2 Corinthians 11

[1] I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me!

[2] I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.

[3] But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

[4] For if some one comes and preaches another Jesus than the one we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you submit to it readily enough.

[5] I think that I am not in the least inferior to these superlative apostles.

[6] Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not in knowledge; in every way we have made this plain to you in all things.

[7] Did I commit a sin in abasing myself so that you might be exalted, because I preached God’s gospel without cost to you?

[8] I robbed other churches by accepting support from them in order to serve you.

[9] And when I was with you and was in want, I did not burden any one, for my needs were supplied by the brethren who came from Macedo’nia. So I refrained and will refrain from burdening you in any way.

[10] As the truth of Christ is in me, this boast of mine shall not be silenced in the regions of Acha’ia.

[11] Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!

[12] And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about.

[13] For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

[14] And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.

[15] It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.

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