Some in the church in Corinth had begun to attack Pauls apostleship, others criticized his speaking abilities, and still others thought he was out of his mind. In 2 Corinthians, Paul defended his credential as an apostle and the nature of his ministry. He explained how suffering for the sake of the Gospel can be used to qualify us to be ministers of Gods comfort. Paul said his life and ministry was one of reconciliation, to bring people back into fellowship with God.
Scripture References: 1 Corinthians 5:17-20