Fresh Ground Theology

Consider with me 2 Corinthians 3:18:

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.

This verse is usually interpreted to mean that we are all in a process of sanctification from one degree to the next. But is this really what the verse means? I’d like to take a closer look the verse in its context, and what we will find is surprising.

First, look at the kernel of the verse: We are all changed. Everything else relates to that phrase. So, what about this change? Well, to answer that, we will look at five points taken right out this passage. The points are:

  1. Who
  2. Why
  3. What
  4. Where
  5. How

Who Experiences This Change?

Answer: Thosewith an unveiled face.

What does…

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