"Varsy Arsy: Proclaiming the Gospel in Second Corinthians" is a new book on Second Corinthians by Mariettan Phillip A. Ross.
The 326-page book is volume two of an examination of Paul's letters to the Corinthians. Volume one, "Arsy Varsy: Reclaiming the Gospel in First Corinthians," was published in 2008.
Ross takes a presuppositional and trinitarian approach to this study of Corinthians, which is different from the usual approach in that it assumes that faithfulness requires a completely different mindset than unfaithfulness. What is usually thought to be intellectual common ground between believers and unbelievers isn't common at all.
Scripture actually teaches that believers and unbelievers see everything very differently, he says.
Dedicated to those who want genuine social change, Ross demonstrates that Paul's opposition to Greek culture and academics in Corinth provides the only real foundation for sustainable culture.
It is unfortunate that Christian churches across the globe have abandoned Paul's vision because it provides the best solution to the social deconstruction that is at the door, Ross says.
Ross says he thinks the Bible provides genuine help for times like these.
The Corinthian church had been captured by a false teaching that brought it wealth, success and influence. The false, gnostic spirituality being taught was based on popular, Greek wisdom and had produced worldly success. But Paul saw through the charade and called the Corinthians back to ordinary faithfulness that stood in opposition to the false wisdom of Greek culture issuing from the academy, Ross says.
The book is available through www.pilgrim-platform.org, Amazon and Sugden's.
Ross, who has pastored churches across the U.S. for more than 25 years, is the author of many books and an elder of the Mid-Ohio Reformed Valley Fellowship.