2 Corinthians 2:14-17: How are Christians “the aroma of Christ”?

Paul used the imagery of the triumphal procession illustratively, which was a reference to the Levitical sacrifices of the Old Testament when he wrote his second letter to Christians in Corinth in 55 C.E. While such (εὐωδία euōdia) “aroma” is likely repulsive to unrighteous individuals, it is a pleasant fragrance, pleasing aroma (2Co 2:15; Eph 5:2; Php 4:18), sweet-smelling to God and righteous hearted ones.

Acts 18:18: What Vow Did the Apostle Paul Make?

Acts 18:18 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 18 After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow.

John 5:24-25; 1 John 3:14—Who are those who have “passed from death to life”?

These ones that Jesus spoke of were at one time spiritually dead. However, once they had an opportunity to hear the gospel, they put faith in Jesus Christ and gave up their former sinful life.

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