“ ‘The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart’
(that is, the word of faith which we preach)”
Commenting on 2 Corinthians 11, verse two, Luther writes some penetrating words (see below). In the context, St. Paul writes, “I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted — you may well put up with it!” (2 Corinthians 2:3-4).
Paul indicates that there is only one genuine Jesus. All others are other Jesus’. In other words, only One Jesus is the Savior from sin. All other Jesus’ are counterfeits. So does Paul…
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