The Apostal Paul wrote this gospel to the church after he learned what was going on throughout the church of Corinth. Paul’s letter contains many parts each part consists of what he saw as problems then he responds with the Gospel. Paul addresses how they are not living out what they say they believe. First, he talks about division within the church, after Paul had left to help build up other churches in other towns, other teachers came to town like Apollos and Peter, the followers picked their favorite teacher then began to talk bad and put down the others. Paul responded that church is not a popularity contest, he writes that the church is a community of people that should center around Jesus. The teacher is just the servants, while they may prefer one teacher over the other, it is not worth dividing the church over.
In the next few chapters, Paul talks about sex and the problems that surround it. Paul talks about how people were sleeping around within the church, some still worshiping at the local temples to Greek gods, and sleeping with prostitutes, the people within the church seen nothing wrong with It. Paul responds with “Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! “Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” (1 Corinthians 12:16) “But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. (1 Corinthians 12:17) with All other sins, a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.” (1 Corinthians12:18).
Paul’s next problem he addresses is about food Sacrificed to Idols; my understanding of this is they believe that if you eat the meat of an animal that had been sacrificed. It will bring you closer to that god and if others see you eat the sacrificed meat they would think it was okay to worship other gods. Paul reminds us that there is only one God the Father, and he tells us “But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.” (1Corinthians 8:8) Paul addresses in his letter is how when the church gathered for worship some would speak in strange tongues, and no one understood them.
In 1Corinthians 14 Paul says that he would like for all of you to speak in strange tongues, but I would rather that you had the gift of proclaiming God’s message. For the person who proclaiming Gods; message. Is of greater value than the one who speaks in strange tongues- unless there is someone present who can explain what is said, so that the whole church may be helped.
(1Corinthians 14:5) The church should be orderly so that everyone can enjoy and worship and learn. It should be centered around the gospel and Gods Love. Paul talks about how we all have different gifts but how we are all one. Paul explains it like a human body, it is a whole but has many different working parts. A hand, foot, arm, leg, but when all put together it is one whole body. “so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
” ” If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. (1Corinthians 12:25-26) The last thing Paul talks about is Jesus’ Resurrection; he starts off by asking “How can some of you say that the dead will not be raised to life?”(1corinthaians 15:12)” If Christ has not been raised from the death, then we have nothing to preach, and you have nothing to believe.”(1corinthainan 15:14) Paul is saying that if you do not believe that the dead have risen to life, then you do not believe that Christ did. If you do not believe that Christ did you are still lost in sin.