2 Corinthians

About Paul's second letter to the Corinthians

Paul was working in Macedonia, which was north from the country that we call Greece. Corinth was a city in Achaia, a region in the south part of Greece. We think that Paul wrote this letter about AD 55. That was about 25 years after Jesus died. Something was wrong among the Christians at Corinth. Somebody there had been doing very wrong things. See 2 Corinthians 2:5; 12:21. Also, some of the Christians had been listening to false teachers. See 2 Corinthians 11:4. Some of them were saying that Paul was not really Christ's servant. See 2 Corinthians 13:3.
Paul had written to the people at Corinth before. He had visited there twice. Before he wrote this letter, Paul had met his friend Titus again. Titus had just returned from a visit to Corinth, and he told Paul good news about the Christians there. See 2 Corinthians 7:5-7. So, Paul wrote this letter to say how happy he was to hear this good news. He explains also that he is working on Christ's behalf. And he says that he will visit Corinth again soon. He does not want to be angry with the Christians there. But he will be angry with anyone who is still doing wrong things.