2 Corinthians 3:1 No Further Proof Needed

2 Corinthians 3:1 (KJV)
Do we begin again to commend ourselves? or need we, as some others, epistles of commendation to you, or letters of commendation from you?

The issue of Paul’s apostleship, his calling, his authority had been questioned previously and answered in the first letter, Paul simply refers to the question in this letter by saying, “no further commendation or proof is needed.” They were themselves the evidence of the calling of God upon him.

I would suggest that this is still the only necessary credential of God on a ministry. It is the only one that means anything anyway.

  • If a man has papers saying he is something, but does not do the thing, the paper is useless.
  • If, on the other hand, a man does a thing successfully, any papers he has are merely perfunctory. 

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2 Corinthians 3:1 No Further Proof Needed

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Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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