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Introduction

The book of "1 Corinthians" opens with a different revealing of the gospel than the book of romans. By concentrating on the cross of Christ and the gift of eternal life with power and spiritual gifts, the gospel is given a more full revealing that builds on the previous epistle. By reading pages in the "Nature of God" section of the metamath area you will be better prepared for this run through the letter. You may end up with a more full understanding of the Lord's prayer also - rather than the stale liturgical version you may be used to from church. Truly Christ taught us to pray powerfully!

The Lord's meal is also mentioned in the book of 1Corinthians; the gift of eternal life is not to be blasphemed, but the commandment to drink wine in remembrance of Christ is a much loved allegory of the cross of Christ to myself, and I pray you will find so too.

Again, you will require an open bible as I will not be including the verses. Enjoy!


1Cor Chapters 1-8

Chapter One
The gift of eternal life from Christ seems nonsense to the wise - a transfer of life from the act of the death of God to believers by grace. Confirmed by the resurrection, new life for all is clearly evidenced by the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Chapter Two
Paul preached in Corinth not with coherent argument, but with the simplicity of the gifting of eternal life through the cross of Christ. This testimony was powerfully witnessed by works of the Holy Spirit. Worldly wisdom rests on worldly matters, but spiritual truth rests on the person of God.

Chapter Three
There is a use of induction here that Paul uses to correct the carnal divisions of the believers at Corinth concerning whom the gospel was preached by amongst themselves .

Chapter Four
The Corinthians simple faith was evidenced with might by the Holy Spirit. - Paul hopes by revealing more truth to them and encouraging them to ground themselves in the mutual faith of he and they, it would be more powerfully evidenced as its fullness is realised. The believers are not yet knowledgeable enough to recognise deception and devices of satan.

Chapter Five
The fellowship at Corinth indeed had more troubles than simple boasting - there was a huge disparity between the gospel and the grace of God and the condition of sinfulness within their fellowship. Paul judges a "brother" as completely without grace and to be expelled, and rightly so.

Chapter Six
Paul teaches strongly the need and requirement in the gospel for the believers to settle disputes inwardly by modelling their behaviour to each other upon the grace that God has extended them. That way, they are children of the Father after His own heart.

Chapter Seven
Paul gives much advice on equality of circumstance and the sexes. Where the sexes are unequal - when it comes to intercourse, Paul has much advice to offer the believers. Bear in mind that these things were without the advent of freely obtainable contraception.

Chapter Eight
Paul advises that the acceptance of the gospel in knowledge is not enough for the believers to understand the fullness of the mercy they should show each other. He uses the example of food sacrificed to idols to set them on the path to edifying each other through charity. He infers this - a practical example is better than that which they have learned as to knowledge of the gospel.


1Cor Chapters 9-16

Chapter Nine
It is not just the weak in faith that require charity - apostles also! Paul writes that his ministry's freely given gospel more abundantly converts - but there is a sure proof if there be a God of the gospel that this is sincere wisdom.

Chapter Ten
Through the charitable concern for others and the sanctity of the Father's elect we can find an application of the finite principal ultrafilter from the "Faith and Authority" pages of the metaphysics section. The authority to correct another believer for the sake of the gospel - the authority of God ministered by you is as absolute and true as from God's own lips.

Chapter Eleven
Paul writes on the patriarchal paradigm and the dander of believers relationships over the obedience of God - the meal of bread and wine is discussed - for to preserve relationships within the corinthian fellowship had taken preference over obedience to remember the Lord's supper with the proper respect.

Chapter Twelve
Spiritual gifts are not just to keep the body of Christ one body but to bring every individual into eternal life on a basis to each from need. There is no requirement from the scripture that the body is not whole - but we have the better promise of the charity of our stronger brethren (a poset); to which end those with the weakest consciences are strengthened more appropriately with divine might. The end is then selection on the truth of the gospel in the believer (a poset also) - those better grounded in truth have the greater spiritual gifts.

Chapter Thirteen
Faith, Hope, Charity - together with a spiritual gift we can form an appropriate Klein Four group!

Chapter Fourteen
Paul explains his more excellent approach to spiritual gifts in charity. There are a variety of gifts but for each gift unknowable to another there is present one to interpret. - or else believers should pray to interpret themselves.

Chapter Fifteen
Paul teaches the gospel and corrects the believers on the resurrection. It is possible from the present will of God as to the gospel to discern the second coming, the presence of the Holy Spirit, the resurrection of the just, and the Coming on the last day of the Father after the reign of Christ with His saints.

Chapter Sixteen
Paul closes the epistle, reminding them to expel the unrepentant.


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