But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
II Corinthians 11:3
HAVING THE SIMPLICITY
THAT IS IN CHRIST
Paul warns us not to be corrupted away from "the simplicity that is in Christ." The Greek word for simplicity in this verse, (II Corinthians 11:3), means singleness, exclusiveness. In other words, "Christ is not a complex entity. The truth about Him is very simple: Jesus is God. He is divine, born of a virgin, crucified and raised from the dead. But I'm afraid you're being corrupted away from this single, exclusive truth."
Paul then warns of ministers who preach a different Jesus: "If he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him" (II Corinthians 11:4). Paul was telling the Corinthians, in essence, "You're listening to another gospel, not to the gospel of Christ. You're hearing about another Jesus, not the One who saved you. And I fear you're going to be corrupted by this different Jesus, who isn't the real Christ at all.
LET US BEGIN TO LOOK CLOSELY
& GAIN CLARITY THROUGH THE SCRIPTURES.
AS YE HAVE THEREFORE RECEIVED
CHRIST JESUS THE LORD,
SO WALK YE IN HIM.