Question 168

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Help I am confused with 2 Corinthians 2:16?

(2 Corinthians 2:16) To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?


The explaination is simple..

The Bible states in Romans 10:17

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

When a Christian SHARES the gospel to a lost person THEY HAVE Two Options what they are going to do with the gospel, they are either going to:

– #1 Accept it, and Believe it – Romans 10:17


– #2 – Reject it , and be Condemned- John 3:18

(John 3:18) He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

The simple explaination of 2 Corinthians 2:16 is as follows:

– To the one we are the savour of death unto death: If a person REJECTS the message of the gospel then they have PLACED God’s condemnation of death (hell) upon themselves.

(John 3:36) He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.

– to the other the savour of life unto life: If a person BELIEVES the message of the gospel then they have PASSED from death (hell) unto Eternal Life.

(John 5:24) Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.

In Conclusion:

You CANNOT want more than what a person wants for themselves, If they WILL NOT believe the Gospel, go on to someone else that will.

The Bible says to the one that BELIEVES, they will RECIEVE Etenal Life.

The Bible says to the one that REJECTS, they are and will be CONDEMNED for eternity.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23