The god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,
to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord,
with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake. For God, who said,
Let light shine out of darkness, has shone in our hearts
to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
(2 Corinthians 3:18; 4:4-6)