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Paul's first letter to the church in Corinth.

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In 1 Corinthians 8:5, what do the "many gods and many lords" refer to?

In 1 Corinthians 8:5–6, we read: 5 For although there may be so-called gods in heaven or on earth—as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”— 6 yet for us there is one God (ESV) I'm having a ...
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Any differences between Luther's views and current conservative Lutheran views regarding marriage between close relatives and non-Christians?

Lately I have read on some of Luther's views in marriage regarding marrying close relatives and non-believers/unbelievers. In Luther's "The Estate of Marriage" that he affirms the ...
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How can there be mortals in the millennial kingdom (pre-mill post trib)?

In light of passages like 1 Corinthians 15:52-53 which states that only after the “dead in Christ are raised” then those who are alive are “changed… putting on immortality” and the teaching on the ...
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Should women give sermons? [closed]

"Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let ...
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How is 1 Corinthians 9:27 reconciled with the teaching that losing salvation is impossible?

This question is aimed at those Christians who believe that someone saved can't become "unsaved" later. At least in 1 Corinthians 9:27 apostle Paul says he is not sure whether he will be saved or not ...
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How do advocates of transubstantiation understand 1 Corinthians 10:16?

In 1 Corinthians 10:16, the Apostle Paul says that: The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the ...
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Is there any doubt among New Testament scholars that "and then to the Twelve" in 1 Corinthians 15:5 refers to an appearance to a group?

Just to be clear, this isn't a question about whether there were ten, eleven, or twelve in the group, but rather how certain we are, perhaps based on the syntax of the original Greek, that "and then ...
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How is 1 Corinthians 1:10-13 understood by proponents of the primacy of Peter?

Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind ...
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If these passages from 1 Corinthians don't teach the eternal submission of Jesus to the Father, then how should I understand them?

I have done an extensive amount of research and study on texts such as 1 Corinthians 15:28 and 1 Corinthians 11:3, which seem to communicate a submission of the son to the Father after His incarnation....
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Did Paul give authority over fathers to decide on their marriage?

1 Corinthians 7:36-38 says: But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let ...
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What is the "remedy of concupiscence"?

The "quieting of concupiscence" (remedium concupiscentiae) is one of the secondary ends of the sacrament of matrimony (cf. Casti Connubii §59), but what exactly is it? How does it "...
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Was the Resurrection part and parcel of Jesus' Salvific Mission?

In John 19:30, we see Jesus giving up his Spirit on the Cross after saying: " It is finished " . In Contemporary English Version, the words appear as " Everything is done" . So, by ...
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What is the overview belief of the SDA regarding the Gift of Tongues?

One of the fundamental beliefs of the SDA is the belief in (Spiritual Gifts and Ministries No 17) but what is intriguing is whenever they list these gifts in their commentaries the gift of tongues is ...
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What was the early churches view on head-covering for women?

A somewhat controversial topic, but there are certain verses in the Bible such as 1 Corinthians 11, which command women to wear head-coverings in church, but was the early church view of women wearing ...
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Is taking communion in an unworthy manner unforgivable? [closed]

“For this reason, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself first, and in this way ...
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What is the significance of St Paul referring to 'unclean children' in 1 Cor 7:14 vis a vis God's instructions in Lev 10:8-10?

We read in Lev 10:8-10 (NRSVCE): And the Lord spoke to Aaron: Drink no wine or strong drink, neither you nor your sons, when you enter the tent of meeting, that you may not die; it is a statute ...
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How does the Catholic Church reconcile the resurrected body pictured by St Paul in 1 Cor 15 vis-a-vis the narrations in Luke 24 and John 21?

We read in Luke 24:31 (NRSVCE) how Jesus walked with two disciples on the way of Emmaus post-Resurrection and joined them for a meal: When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and ...
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According to Trinitarian theologians, why is Christ distinguished from God at 1 Corinthians 11:3 as a man is distinguished from Christ?

1 Corinthians 11:3 is But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. It seems we have 3 distinct beings in the ...
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What answer do speakers of 'tongues' have in regard to the emphasis of scripture?

This question regards those who support and participate in the modern 'speaking in tongues' and asks what their answer would be regarding the emphasis of scripture. Note that it is not a matter of '...
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If multiple languages cause confusion and scattering, why speak in many 'tongues'?

In Genesis 11:9 we see that humanity had a single purpose, a single city and a single 'tower'. However that purpose and the following construction were in discord to Deity, thus the Lord 'scattered ...
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Why does St. Paul say that a husband is "divided" between his wife and God?

According to Catholic theologians, why does St. Paul say that a husband is "divided" between pleasing his wife and pleasing God? Can't a husband please God by pleasing his wife? Or is that ...
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According to Preterism has Jesus already delivered the kingdom to God?

1 Corinthians 15:22-25 (ESV) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. Then ...
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Is St Paul referring to physical appearance of man and woman when he speaks of creation in God's image , in 1 Cor 11: 7?

St Paul, while referring to the need for a women to cover her head during worship says in 1 Cor 11:7 (NSRVCE): For a man ought not to have his head veiled, since he is the image and reflection of ...
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How do cessationists explain 1 Corinthians 1:7?

"Therefore you do not lack any spiritual gift as you eagerly await the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ"- 1 Corinthians 1:7 I'm neutral in the cessationism vs continuationism debate but ...
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How do Reformed Calvinists interpret 1 Corinthians 10:13?

1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV) 13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also ...
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How do pentecostal/charismatic churches reconcile their practiced with 1 Corinthians 14:26-27? [duplicate]

1 Corinthians 14 If any man speaks in another language, let there be two, or at the most three, and in turn; and let one interpret. But if there is no interpreter, let him keep silent in the assembly,...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:28 disregarded by trinitarians? [closed]

International Standard Version: But when everything has been put under him, then the Son himself will also become subject to the one who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all. The ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 15:27 problematic for trinitarians?

Bible hub has several translations of 1 Corinthians 15:27. NKJV reads For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all ...
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Is virginity more meritorious than marriage, according to St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 7? [closed]

Is, according to St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 7, the state of virginity more meritorious than that of marriage? Catholics think it is, and some (all?) Protestants think it is not. Why? For example, the ...
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How do denominations which do not believe in transubstantiation, view 1 Cor 10 : 16-17?

We read in 1 Cor 10:16-17 (ISV): The cup of blessing that we bless is our fellowship in the blood of the Messiah, isn’t it? The bread that we break is our fellowship in the body of the Messiah, isn’t ...
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How do people who hold salvation as a one time event respond to passages of "being saved"?

Philippians 2:12 Says: 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, ...
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Did Jesus appear post-resurrection to twelve apostles?

We see at 1 Cor 15:3-5: For I handed on to you as of first importance what I in turn had received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that ...
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How do Protestants interpret "baptized for the dead" in 1 Corinthians 15:29?

1 Corinthians 15:29 (KJV) Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead? I know that the LDS Church interprets ...
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How do Cessationists interpret 1 Corinthians 14:24-25?

1 Corinthians 14:24-25 (ESV): 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, ...
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Are there any extra-biblical documented instances of the gift of interpretation of tongues in the history of the Church?

The gift of interpretation of tongues is mentioned in chapters 12 and 14 of the apostle Paul's first Epistle to the Corinthians: 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another ...
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How do Cessationists reconcile the doctrine of Cessationism with Paul's exhortation to earnestly desire the spiritual gifts in 1 Corinthians 14:1?

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV) Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy What would be the point of earnestly desiring the spiritual gifts if they have ceased?...
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Pascal's wager vs 1 Corinthians 15:17-19

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager describes Pascal's wager: If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas if God does ...
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What is the difference between God and the Spirit of God?

There are passages that appear to establish an identity between God and his Spirit: 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” [John 4:24, ESV] 17 Now the Lord is ...
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What is the oldest recorded commentary on 1 Corinthians 12?

What is the oldest recorded commentary on the 12th chapter of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians? Plenty of people have written commentaries on this chapter, many times biased by their own ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 8:6 prove Unitarianism? [closed]

yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all , things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist. 1 Corinthians 8:6 ESV To ...
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Do Full Preterists believe that the perfect came and the gifts of the Spirit ceased in A.D. 70, as per 1 Corinthians 13:8-12?

1 Corinthians 13:8-12 (ESV): 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in ...
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Do any Christian congregations follow the example of 1 Cor 14:24-25 to win unbelievers for Christ?

In 1 Corinthians 14:24-25, Paul teaches an extraordinarily effective way to win souls for Christ, when an unbeliever or outsider steps for the first time into a Spirit-filled congregation: 24 But if ...
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What are the basis and larger connotations of the term “untimely born“ as St. Paul refers to himself in 1 Corinthians?

We read in 1Cor 15:7-9, how St. Paul appraises himself with reference to Jesus' post-resurrection appearance to him: Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one ...
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How do Biblical Unitarians interpret 1 Corinthians 2:10-14 with regard to God and the Spirit of God?

1 Corinthians 2:10-14 (ESV): 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For who knows a person's thoughts except the ...
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Was Apostle Paul a widower? [duplicate]

In 1 Corinthians 7:8, Apostle Paul mentioned that he was unmarried. Is there any knowledge that he might have been widowed, therefore unmarried at that time?
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What is the biblical basis for only Men being created in the image of God? [closed]

My pastor says that only men are made in the image of God, not women. He's not a sexist. He believes the verse in Galatians which says we are all one in Christ Jesus but he says God only created Man ...
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What does Paul mean when he says "do not go beyond what is written."

In 1 Cor 4:6, Paul instructs the church in Corinth to "not think above what is written." Did any early Christian scholars (before translation of the Bible into English) comment on this? If so, what ...
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What is the Baptist response to 1 Corinthians 7:14 if the children are believers but the parents are not?

"For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy." (1 Corinthians 7:14 ...
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How do Evangelicals understand "holy children" in 1 Cor 7:14, with respect to the salvation of children dying in infancy?

For the unbelieving husband is made holy because of his wife, and the unbelieving wife is made holy because of her husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy. (1 ...
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Do any Church Fathers comment on the merciful Nature of Stoning (Catholicism)?

The Mosaic Law's penal system (among others) includes the severe punishment of death by stoning. To be a little gruesome here: it takes a while to be killed in this way, and so there would ...