Forgettable Truth

"The church at large, not only the church at Corinth, never has learnt, and never can learn, this truth in such a way as to be beyond the danger of forgetting it, and the Corinthian letters stand in the New Testament as in some respects its clearest and most urgent reminder of this eminently forgettable truth, of the grim fate of a wealthy, spiritual, and successful church that forgets it, and that the only mark of legitimacy in the Christian church is that it carries in and with itself the death of Jesus and the promise of resurrection. (italics mine)." - C.K. Barrett, The Second Letter to the Corinthians, 50. · Copyright © · Caveat Lector