Corinthians Essays

  • Corinthians

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    Corinthians, the seventh book of the New Testament, was written by Paul to get across that Jesus is alive (15:3-18) and that we will be resurrected (15:35-38), among other things. Today there is no dispute that Paul is the author of I Corinthians. “Both external and the internal evidence for the Pauline authorship are so strong that those who attempt to show the apostle was not the writer succeed chiefly in proving their own incompetence as critics.”1 As internal evidence, Paul identifies himself

  • I Corinthians 15:12-14

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    I Corinthians 15:12-14 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith (NIV). The resurrection of the dead is a mysterious concept that even some Christians have a hard time believing. Paul makes a strong statement regarding the importance of the resurrection

  • 1 Corinthians

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    1 Corinthians 5 - A "brother" (v. 11) in the church at Corinth was having sexual relations with his father's wife. Paul described the unusual nature of this sin when he said that it was "not so much as named among the gentiles, that one should have his father's wife" (v. 1). This man's behavior was wrong, but also wrong was the tolerance of his behavior by the Corinthian church. Paul condemned these sins, and the necessary corrections were subsequently made (2 Cor. 2:6; 7:11). But what was the spiritual

  • Bodily Resurrection And 1 Corinthians 15: 42-54

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    Bodily Resurrection and 1 Corinthians 15: 42-54 One of the most significant issues concerning nearly all religions, Christianity among them, concerns the fate of men following their death. Believing in an inevitable resurrection of the body among the faithful, Paul, a principle founder of Christianity, asserted his beliefs on the nature of bodily resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15: 42-54. As eternity tends to last a long time, believing Christians (even agnostics such as myself) would likely

  • 1 Corinthians 13

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    In 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Paul writes to the believers in the city of Corinth. Corinth was a major center of trade and communication – a “cosmopolitan place, the home of a wide range of religious and philosophical movements.” Their sect was deeply divided due to religious pretension. They were divided by the rich and poor, the spiritually “elite”, etc. Paul works to define the word ‘love’. He uses the wrongdoings of the Corinthians to define what love is not; in their disunion, their gluttony, their

  • I Corinthians 6:12-13

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    I Corinthians 6:12-13 "Everything is permissible for me" — but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me" — but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for the food" — but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body (NIV). The broadest of freedom is being able to do what you want, when you want to do it, and wherever and however you want to do it. Freedom is being

  • Greece: Doric, Ionic And Corinthian

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    civilizations known to use the column in architecture especially in a large building structure. When Romans have conquered Greece they copied the architecture they discovered including the three main column styles used in Greece : Doric, Ionic and Corinthian. The Greeks, for whom daily life was a much more difficult and risky realm, focused not on an mythical religious life after death but on gaining with effort the knowable excellence of human achievement in this world. Their term for this was aretē

  • Background to I Corinthians

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    plays called Korinthiastes, meaning “The Whoremonger.” Plato on the other hand used the term “A Corinthian Girl” to mean a prostitute. In spite of this evidence, Corinth may not have been worse than any other Roman city of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...gical contribution that I Corinthians makes to the canon of scripture. Works Cited Betz, Hans Dieter and Margaret M. Mitchell. "Corinthians, First Epistle to the" Anchor Bible Dictionary. Ed. Noel Freedman. Vol. 1. New York: Doubleday,

  • Exegesis Of I Corinthians 13

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    Exegesis of I Corinthians 13:8-12 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. The eternality of love is highlighted and established without question. However, in comparison prophecies and knowledge will “pass away,” tongues will “cease.” Linguistically there is no appreciable difference between “pass away” and “cease.” They are synonymous in function. It would seem that when one of these three gifts passes, they

  • Corinthians 13: Angelic Ecstasy

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    I have always found myself deeply moved by the passage of scripture found 1 Corinthians 13, which says, “And now I will show you the most excellent way. If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy, but have not love, I am nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith to say to the mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I own to the poor and even go to the

  • Does 1 Corinthians 1 Teach Sexism and Devalue the Female Gender?

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    head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Corinthians 11:3 seems sexist and devaluing to the female gender at first because Paul emphasizes that man is the head of woman just as Christ is the head of man. By studying Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 11:2-16, we find that this emphasis explains why the feminist liberation happening in the Corinthian church at that time found to be a problem. The direct issue came to the disobedience of the women

  • The Paganism Of Corinthians

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    There is a general agreement among scholars that 1 Corinthians was written by the important early Christian missionary Paul of Tarsus. In late 56 or early 57 a.d., Paul was in the city of Ephesus in Asia Minor. He addressed a series of letters to the Greek city of Corinth, which he had visited between 50 and 52 a.d., and where he had transformed both Jews and Gentiles to the Christian faith. Corinth was located on the bridge connecting the Peloponnesian peninsula to the Greek mainland, and its helpful

  • Second Corinthians

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    The Author of Second Corinthians is the Apostle Paul. He wrote it approximately A.D. 55-57, from Macedonia. He is writing to the Church in Corinth. The book appears to be three separate letters written. When Paul starts out claiming to be an apostle, he felt the need to prove to them that he was appointed by Jesus Christ and not by man. It’s also worthy to note he had not been taught the Gospel, but received his knowledge by revelation. “For I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught

  • Corinthian Prophecy

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    and exhortation, and comfort” (I Corinthians 14:3). The word for prophecy means “forth-telling.” The actual gift has little to do with prediction, but declaring. It means inspired speech that brings about encouragement, uplifting and blessing. The apostle Paul instructed the believers in Corinth to, “prophesy one by one that all may learn and all may be comforted” (I Corinthians 14:31); and encouraged them to

  • Romans 8:1-17 As A Summary Of Paul's Thoughts

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    Throughout passages in Paul's letter to the Romans, there are many themes that we have seen before in his other letters to the Corinthians, Galatians, and Thessalonians. Paul's passage in Romans 8:1-17 is a summary of all of his main thoughts that he wants every Christian to live his or her life according to. Paul uses references of the "Spirit" and the "Flesh" to communicate his ideas. "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life

  • 1 Corinthians

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    writings is 1 Corinthians. In 1 Corinthians, Paul set out to deal with the many believers in Corinth who are divided into the followings of Paul or Apollos rather than Christianity as a whole. The converts of Paul in 1 Corinthians 12-14 were divided during times of worship because of jealousy invoked by the spiritual gifts received from the “Spirit”; the worships and the church became a place to boast who is closest to God, instead of a place of worship, interpretation, and love. In 1 Corinthians 14:26-33

  • Eulogy for Mother - How do you Measure Greatness?

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    How do you measure greatness? People often confuse notoriety and fame with greatness, but I would say that the greatness of a person is measured by the compassion and love they show towards others-- in short-- charity. As the Bible says in Corinthians, “If I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have charity, I am nothing.” It is all too easy to ignore the needs of those around us. But Mother did not. She taught us that as Christians, we are directed by God to love our neighbor

  • Biblical Errancy

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    passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” Which means that since Adam sinned everybody else who lives on this Earth has sinned, because of him. Also, in Romans 5:19 it states, “For as one man’s disobedience many were made sinners…,” and in 1 Corinthians 15:22 it says, “For as in Adam all die,…” No reasoning can make an inherently unjust idea seem right. Punishing billions of people for the acts of one is not only inherently unfair; but also opposes other Bible verses such as: Deut. 24:16 “The fathers

  • Integrating Faith and Teaching

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    All people have something to offer the world, even if they do not know it. I think that as a teacher it is my job and my duty to find these good points in my students. In I Corinthians 7:7, it states that “…each has a particular gift from God, one having one kind and another a different kind.” Later in I Corinthians 12 it states that God has given us these gifts to use. Once I have established the qualities that my learners possess, I can continue to build on their foundations. I can also

  • What is Sin?

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    What is Sin? Adam and Eve, the two that started it all. These two names will remain as a reminder to us forever because of their actions. Genesis chapter two talks about how man was made perfect; flawless and in God’s favor. These two individuals change how mankind would be from that time on. Sin entered the world and things began to change. Before Adam and Eve’s decision there was no sin or death, because of their actions we now have to deal with both. This brings up the question of where