Written in Ephesus approximately 51-54 AD? 55-57 AD ? Likely 54ish.
The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus and Timotheus.
There were people of Yahweh in Corinth before they got the Gospel. (Acts 18:1-11)
The Corinthians were Dorian and Danaan Greeks of the House of Judah (Judahites)
The Dorians were a tribe said to have invaded Greece, by all ancient accounts, a short time after the Trojan wars. The Greeks who inhabited all of the Peloponnese before the Dorian invasion, as well as areas of the mainland, were called everywhere “Danaans” (Danai) and “Achaians” by Homer.
The Dorians actually came from Dor in Palestine, a city on the coast of the land of Manasseh, and where many ancient “Greek” artifacts have been found by archaeologists, for which see Biblical Archaeology Review, July-August 2001, p. 17, and November-December, 2002, “Gorgon Excavated At Dor”, p. 50. These artifacts show a “Greek” presence at Dor as early as the seventh century B.C., and are certainly much earlier than the Hellenistic period.
Further evidence that the Dorians were Israelites is found in Josephus, in his record of a letter written by a Spartan (or Lacedemonian, and they were also Dorian Greeks) king to Jerusalem about 160 B.C., which is found in Antiquities 12.4.10 (12:226-227):
“Areus, King of the Lacedemonians, To Onias, Sendeth Greeting. We have met with a certain writing, whereby we have discovered that both the Judaeans and the Lacedemonians are of one stock, and are derived from the kindred of Abraham. It is but just, therefore, that you, who are our brethren, should send to us about any of your concern as you please. We will also do the same thing, and esteem your concerns as our own, and will look upon our concerns as in common with yours. Demotoles, who brings you this letter, will bring your answer back to us. This letter is foursquare; and the seal is an eagle, with a dragon in his claws.” That this account of the letter, and its contents, is factual is verified by the reply to it recorded by Josephus at Antiq. 13.5.8 (13:163-170), by Jonathan the high priest.
The reply to this letter was long delayed, due to the Maccabean wars and problems amongst the Judaeans which are described by Josephus.
Now many may object to identifying the later Corinthians of Paul’s time as Dorians, because the city was destroyed and later rebuilt by the Romans. And this is true, for in 146 B.C. the Roman consul Leucius Mummius captured Corinth and razed it by fire, selling the surviving populace into slavery, as was customary for the Romans to do.
Strabo speaks of the rebuilding of Corinth as such was ordered by Caesar, which began about 44 B.C.
Furthermore, Paul at 1 Corinthians 10:1 tells the Corinthians “Now I do not wish you to be ignorant, brethren, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all had passed through the sea”, therefore telling the Corinthians that their ancestors had been in the Israelite Exodus out of Egypt.
Corinth was like the LA or Las Vegas of the ancient world.
The context is fornication.
It is evident that I Corinthians is the second letter to the assemblies in Corinth. 1 Cor 5:9.
The word 'church' does not mean the brick and mortar establishments like we have today, that are kept in check by 501C3 government tentacles.
It comes from the word 'ecclesia' which is defined as: called out, a meeting, congregation or assembly of those who worship, preach, and follow Christ. There were not churches or denominations yet. The denominations didn't even come until the 1500's. You just had your true Judahites who kept the law of Moses, and you had the sects of the Sadducees and Pharisees who perverted the law of Moses into 'the traditions of men', and everyone else who were pretty much pagans. The Catholic church was yet to be.
The “churches” teach that the Old Testament was the Jews and the New Testament is the “church age” referring to the “churches” today and the so-called Gentiles.
The scriptures do not teach that a clerical order takes the place of the ancient Israelites, who are NOT Jews, but are the anglo-saxon races of the Nations of Europe, Canada, Australian New Zealand, and America, who are descendants of the 12 tribes of Jacob/Israel.
Corinth, in Apostolic times, was an important city in Greece on the route from Rome to the East, and a center of commerce between upper and lower Greece. It was the metropolis of the Roman province of Achaia ruled by governor Gallio.
The assembly there was founded by Paul himself, on his second missionary journey, and largely consisted of Greeks and Judahites.
Paul lived at Corinth for 18 months, in company with Aquila and Priscilla, supporting himself by his craft of ten-making.
He had started by teaching in the synagogue, and then, with Timothy and Silas. Many Corinthians were receptive, including Crispus, a chief ruler of the synagogue.
Violent opposition, however, brought Paul in judgment before Gallio, who announced his complete indifference to religious matters. But so great was the hostility that Paul, with Acquila and Priscilla, was forced to leave the city.
During his third missionary journey, towards the end of his three years' stay at Ephesus, Paul received news that all was not well with the assembly at Corinth, and so he wrote this letter to them.
Paul had a great pastoral concern for their spiritual welfare.
Sins rebuked (or, Satan's way shown):
Quarrelsome factions, fornication and immorality, contentious litigation, lack of order, method and intelligence in worship.
Corrective teaching (or, Christ's way shown):
'That there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and the same judgment.'
'Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit...ye are bought with a price, therefore glorify Yahweh in your body'.
'Yahweh is not the author of confusion, but of harmony, as in all the assemblies of the saints.'
Communion and love.
The Resurrection of Yahshua Christ and of those that follow and practice His example.
1Corinthians 1:1 Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,
1:2 Unto the church (assembly) of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified (made holy) in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Prince, both theirs and ours:
'to be' is in italics, meaning the KJV translators added it.
These are called saints. A saint is a law abiding child of Israel. Isaac was dedicated to Yahweh and his seed was the anointed, called out, set apart children of Jacob/Israel.
In verse 2, instead of “...call upon the name...” The original Greek reads: “calling themselves by the name...”, showing that the seed of Abraham is the sanctified (holy), called out people. Called out from what? From everyone else. The bible is about the generations (race, DNA) of Adam.
1:3 Grace (favor) be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Prince Jesus Christ.
1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace (favor) of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;
1:5 That in every thing ye are enriched by Him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge;
He wants you to know your heritage, understand scripture, and follow His example.
1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:
Testimony should read 'proof' and Christ should read 'the annointed' meaning the people or group, the 12 tribes. We are the proof of the called out anointed seed which Christ died for.
1:7 So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Prince Jesus Christ:
'come behind in no gift' means lacking, or deficient. We would not be waiting for Christ if He didn't die for us, because the “free gift” is salvation. We do not have salvation because we “believe” rather we believe because we have salvation, if we do our part and follow Him.
1:8 Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Prince Jesus Christ.
How can you be blameless just by “belief”? Being blameless is directly connected to following the law.
1Thessalonians 3:13 To the end He may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Prince Yahshua Christ with all His saints.
1:9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Prince.
'called', chosen, many are called, few are chosen (Matt 22:14) He does the choosing, make yourself available for this choosing by copying Christ's example.
Isaiah 49:7 Thus saith Yahweh, the Redeemer of Israel, His Holy One, to Him whom man despiseth, to Him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of Yahweh that is faithful, the Holy One of Israel, and He shall choose thee.
1Thessalonians 5:24 He calling you is trustworthy, Who will also produce.
1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Prince 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 and in the same judgment.
Brethren is stated very often. Bear in mind that it always refers to kinsman. Paul is preaching to his kinsmen and no one else. Would you call anyone who is not of your race your brother?
The “churches” teach that these scriptures and promises Yahweh made to the seed of Abraham explicitly are for any and everyone. The scriptures teach otherwise, pay attention to who is always the focal point. Israelites. Us, You and me.
1:11 For it hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1:12 Now this I say, that every one of you saith, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas (Peter); and I of Christ.
Paul is saying that it's not about him, or Apollos, or that it is taught by Peter, it's about Christ. It's kinda like today when people say if they listen to this preacher or that preacher. It's about the message.
1:13 Is Christ divided? was Paul crucified for you? or were ye baptized in the name of Paul?
Christ here should be 'the anointed'. How can Christ be divided? It should read: Is the anointed divided? Meaning the people. The brethren.
1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;
1:15 Lest any should say that I had baptized in mine own name.
He doesn't want anyone to give him the credit.
This also refers to today's different denominations that say follow me. Examples: Simon Magus Acts 8:9-13, Theudas Acts 5:36, Bar-Jesus Acts 13:6-12
1:16 And I baptized also the household of Stephanas: besides, I know not whether I baptized any other.
1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.
1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish (die) foolishness; but unto us which are saved (being preserved) it is the power of God.
The gospel is not for those outside the promises and covenants. Christ came for His kinsmen, His blood, His race. His family. The bible is a book of monogomy.
The 'us' is referring to Israelites who are being 'saved' (preserved) in this life by following and obeying Him.
2Corinthians 2:15 Seeing that we of the Anointed are a sweet fragrance to Yahweh, among these being preserved and among those being destroyed; 16 Although in those, a fragrance of death into death, yet in these, a fragrance of life into life; and who for these things is befitting?
1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom (cunning) of the wise (shrewd), and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
Isaiah 29:14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
1:20 Where is the wise (cunning)? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world (age)? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world (society)?
Isaiah 33:18 Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where is the scribe? where is the receiver? where is he that counted the towers?
Job 12:17 He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.
1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world (society) by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Verses 19-20 The whole thing about the gospel sounded crazy to the Greeks (who were of the dispersed 10 tribes, the uncircumcised).Yahweh has been pleased by the folly of the proclamation (preaching of gospel) to preserve those believing.
1:22 For the Judaeans require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: (Matt 12:38, Mark 8:11)
1:23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Judaeans a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
Isaiah 8:14 And He shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
1:24 But unto them which are called, both Judaeans and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
'Christ the power of God' reads different in the original Greek, 'anointed of Yahweh, power and wisdom.' The word Christ does not always refer to Christ, it sometimes identifies the called out seed, or group, Israelites.
1:25 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
1:26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
John 7:48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
Just because someone is noble or holds high office doesn't mean they are called.
1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world (society) to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world (society) to confound the things which are mighty;
1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
28 And not the low born of the Society, and the despised, Yahweh has chosen: those that are not in order that He may annul those that are;
1:29 That no flesh should glory (boast) in His presence.
1:30 But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
1:31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth (boasts), let him glory (boast) in Yahweh.
Sanctification means set apart, dedicated, devoted to the purposes of Yahweh.
Jeremiah 9:23 Thus saith Yahweh, Let not the wise boast in his wisdom, neither let the mighty boast in his might, let not the rich boast in his riches:
Boast in Yahweh.
1Corinthians 2:1 And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony (mystery) of God.
2:2 For I determined not to know (acknowledge) any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. (Gal 6:14, Phil 3:8)
2:3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
Acts 18:1 After these things (events at Mars' hill) Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;
2:4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:
2:5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
Paul came as an ambassador of Yahweh and not his own philosophy.
2:6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect (mature, accomplished): yet not the wisdom of this world (age), nor of the princes of this world (age), that come to nought: (Heb 5:14)
2:7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world (ages) unto (for) our glory (honor):
2:8 Which none of the princes of this world (age) knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Greek has: “...not have crucified the Authority of that honor.”
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto His holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Colossians 1:26 Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to His saints:
The wisdom of this age is worthless, with it your not accomplished. To be a Christian and love your brother and be obedient to Yahweh makes you accomplished.
2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.
John 14:15 If ye love Me, keep My commandments.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what He hath prepared for him that waiteth for Him.
2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by His Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
The 'us' here is those with the spirit breathed into them. Adam. Descendants of Adam.
2:11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
If you don't have the spirit (DNA), you can't know God.
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is the candle of Yahweh, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world (society), but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.
A chosen seed with exclusive promises.
2:13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Spirit teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Paul states that there is a difference within those of the spirit race and those of the earth.
The scriptures do not teach that the other races received the spirit. It was breathed personally by Yahweh into Adam.
2:15 But he that is spiritual judgeth (inquires into) all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.
The Greek reads: “and it by no one is examined (judged)”. No man can judge the spiritual man.
Outsiders (other races) cannot, or have no ability to tell us how to interpret our scriptures. Would you let someone outside your family handle your affairs?
2:16 For who hath known the mind of Yahweh, that he may instruct Him? But we have the mind (perception) of Christ.
Job 15:8 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his master doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of My Father I have made known unto you.
1Corinthians 3:1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
Speaking to them in terms they can understand.
3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3:3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
James 3:16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
3:4 For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?
3:5 Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Prince gave to every man?
3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.
3:8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.
Psalm 62:12 Also unto thee, O Yahweh, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.
Paul is telling them to avoid “doubtful disputations”. Arguments that divide.
Each person has particular duties or gifts, when working together all are of one.
3:10 According to the grace (favor) of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.
Paul founded the assemblies in Corinth.
3:11 For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith Yahweh GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
3:12 Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
3:13 Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is.
3:14 If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
3:15 If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved (preserved); yet so as by fire.
Anything built without Christ will be consumed. This life, our works and actions will either stand or fall, depending on our faith (allegiance) with Christ.
3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
2Corinthians 6:16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
Our bodies are the temple of Yahweh. If you are not walking in Christ's example, then Yahweh cannot dwell in a corrupted vessel.
3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world (age), let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.
3:19 For the wisdom of this world (society) is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
19 For the wisdom of this Society is folly before Yahweh; indeed it is written, He seizes the cunning in their villiany.
3:20 And again, Yahweh knoweth the thoughts (reasonings) of the wise (cunning), that they are vain.
3:21 Therefore let no man glory (boast) in men. For all things are yours;
2Corinthians 4:5 For we proclaim not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Prince; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
3:22 Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas (Peter), or the world (society), or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours;
3:23 And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.
23 And you of Christ, and Anointed of Yahweh.
'is' is an added word, changing the meaning of the message.
1Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers (servants) of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God. (Matt 24:45)
4:2 Moreover it is required in (with) stewards, that a man be found faithful.
4:3 But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged (examined) of you, or of man's judgment: yea, I judge (examine) not mine own self.
4:4 For I know nothing by myself; yet am I not hereby justified (proven): but He that judgeth (examines) me is the Prince.
Paul doesn't care what men say about him, he will preach the gospel anyway.
4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time (prematurely), until the Prince come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
4:6 And these things, brethren, I have in a figure transferred to myself and to Apollos for your sakes; that ye might learn in us not to think of men above that which is written, that no one of you be puffed up for one against another.
'figure transferred...' What Paul is saying is he has changed the illustration of the message so they may comprehend it. Hence the term 'milk and meat'. He wasn't changing the message.
Romans 12:3 For I say, through the favor given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4:7 For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory (boast), as if thou hadst not received it?
If you boast against your brethren, then you obviously did not receive understanding.
John 3:27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
4:8 Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you.
The people of Corinth were wealthy, and reigned as kings, but they have not reigned in the Kingdom. The Kingdom is not delivered to the children of Israel yet.
4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death (persecution, execution): for we are made a spectacle unto the world (society), and to angels, and to men.
Psalm 44:22 Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.
4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
KJV botched these verses up good. These should be rhetorical questions. Let's examine.
10 We are fools for the sake of the Anointed, but are you prudent among the Anointed? We are weak, but are you strong? Are you held in honor, but we without esteem?
4:11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted (beaten repeatedly), and have no certain dwellingplace;
Because they were persecuted.
Philippians 4:12 I know abasement, and I know abundance. I have been initiated in everything and in all things, both to be full and to hunger, both to have abundance and to want.
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
4:12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
12 And we toil, laboring with our own hands. Have we spoken well, railing at ourselves? Have we upheld accusing ourselves?
These are rhetorical questions.
4:13 Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. (Lam 3:45)
13 Have we encouraged speaking badly of ourselves? Like the refuse of the society, have we become scum of all things until now?
4:14 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.
1Thessalonians 2:11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,
4:15 For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel.
“... instructors among the Anointed, ...”
They have to change their reputation among the worldly, for Christ. A lesson in humility.
4:16 Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.
Imitators of me.
4:17 For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Prince, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church (assembly).
Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Prince Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.
4:18 Now some are puffed up, as though I would not come to you.
Because Paul was held up along his missions.
4:19 But I will come to you shortly, if the Prince will, and will know, not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.
4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
4:21 What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?
All Paul can do is to persuade people in meekness.
Regarding the topic of incest among the Corinthians
1Corinthians 5:1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles (Nations), that one should have his father's wife.
Fornication includes all elicit sex, including incest. Even if your father's wife is not your mother, she is still his property. (Deut 22:30, Lev 18:8, Eph 5:3)
5:2 And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
Cast out. If an Israelite is unrepentant and will not change their ways, they are to be cast out of the society and Yahweh will deal with them.
5:3 For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged (determined) already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
Sounds like Paul knew those who were involved.
5:4 In the name of our Prince Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Prince Jesus Christ,
5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan (the Adversary) for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved (preserved) in the day of the Prince Jesus.
Psalm 109:6 Set thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan (the Adversary) stand at his right hand.
When the wicked is cast out of society, they are without Yahweh's protection, and the adversaries of Christ will either consume him or prompt him to repent.
5:6 Your glorying (boasting) is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
One bad apple spoils the bunch. Be separate from willing sinners.
5:7 Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
'old leaven' refers to the Pharisees. Their 'traditions' and beliefs. The hypocrisy of their doctrine. Who were the Pharisees? At first the sects were Israelite Judaeans, then the Canaanites and Edomites infiltrated, took over and corrupted the laws of Moses. Christ warned us to beware of this seed (race of vipers). See Matt 16:6,11-12, Mark 8:15, Luke 12:1
5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators (those practicing incest):
That epistle was before this one, unfortunately never found.
Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world (society), or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
Greek: Seeing that you are therefore obliged to come out from the society.
5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
Have no company with practicing sinners. The familiar saying, “Love the sinner, hate the sin,” is NOT scriptural.
Matthew 18:17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the assembly: but if he neglect to hear the assembly, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without (outside)? do not ye judge them that are within?
5:13 But them that are without (outside) God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
Deut 17:7 – unrepentant brethren
Judging immoral men
1Corinthians 6:1 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?
Corrupt courts ruled by non-Israelites, and or traitors.
6:2 Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world (society)? and if the world (society) shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?
6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?
6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church (assembly).
The most humble should be judges or examiners.
6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren?
'your shame' is not in the manuscripts. It should read: 'I speak from respect to you.'
6:6 But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers.
Talking about bring each other to court. And corrupt courts to settle disputes.
6:7 Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?
You can get in an even worse situation by relying on the court system.
6:8 Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.
The Greek makes more sense:
8 You would rather do wrong and defraud, and this of a brother?
6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators (race mixers), nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate (womanish, unmanly), nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homos),
6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Prince Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
6:12 All things are lawful (possible) unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful (possible) for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.
6:13 Meats (foods) for the belly, and the belly for meats (foods): but God shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but for the Prince; and the Prince for the body.
6:14 And God hath both raised up the Prince, and will also raise up us by His own power.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of His death, we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection:
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him:
6:15 Know ye not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.
6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith He, shall be one flesh.
If you join with evil, you become one with evil.
Genesis 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
You are what you accept.
6:17 But he that is joined unto the Prince is one spirit.
6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without (outside) the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.
We are Yahweh's temple, He bought us with Christ's death, we must take care of what is His, by following His rules.
Isaiah 43:1 But now thus saith Yahweh that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art Mine.
Jeremiah 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith Yahweh. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in Mine hand, O house of Israel.
Paul is writing during a time of heavy persecution, responding to a letter concerning these matters. Namely marriage. And matters of respect.
1Corinthians 7:1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for a man not to touch (join with) a woman.
7:2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
7:3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
7:4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Share decisions with each other.
7:5 Defraud (withdraw) ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan (the adversary) tempt you not for your incontinency (self control).
7:6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
2Corinthians 8:8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the forwardness (diligence) of others, and to prove the sincerity of your love.
7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
Paul is referring to being single, unmarried.
7:8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. (single)
7:9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn (with passion to marry).
7:10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Prince, Let not the wife depart from her husband:
7:11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
Try your best not to divorce.
7:12 But to the rest speak I, not the Prince: If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.
7:13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
7:14 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.
Verses 12-14 is about spouses with different beliefs. Paul is saying that as long as your spouse is not a burden to your faith, hold out hope that they may come around.
7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.
If they are offended, let them go.
7:16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save (keep) thy husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save (keep) thy wife?
7:17 But as God hath distributed to every man, as Yahweh hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain (prescribe) I in all churches (assemblies).
It's not up to you, it's up to Yahweh.
7:18 Is any man called being circumcised? let him not become uncircumcised (induced). Is any called in uncircumcision? let him not be circumcised.
7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
Paul is saying no matter how you are called, whether a Judaean who practiced the law, or of the Nations (dispersed Israel, 10 tribes) who did not practice the law, it matters not. You are expected to keep His commandments.
7:21 Art thou called being a servant (bondman)? care not for it: but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather.
If you have the means to become free, do so.
7:22 For he that is called in the Prince, being a servant (bondman), is the Prince's freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ's servant.
You are free if you keep Christ's commandments.
7:23 Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants (slaves) of men.
7:24 Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God.
7:25 Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Prince: yet I give my judgment, as one that hath obtained mercy of the Prince to be faithful.
7:26 I suppose therefore that this is good for the present distress, I say, that it is good for a man so to be.
Time of persecution. Not a good time to start a family.
7:27 Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife.
7:28 But and if thou marry, thou hast not sinned; and if a virgin marry, she hath not sinned. Nevertheless such shall have trouble in the flesh: but I spare you.
7:29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none;
7:30 And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not;
7:31 And they that use this world (society), as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world (society) passeth away.
7:32 But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Prince, how he may please the Prince:
7:33 But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world (society), how he may please his wife.
7:34 There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Prince, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world (society), how she may please her husband.
7:35 And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Prince without distraction.
7:36 But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry.
7:37 Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well.
7:38 So then he that giveth her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better. (Heb 13:4)
7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Prince. (Rom 7:2)
7:40 But she is happier if she so abide, after my judgment (opinion): and I think also that I have the Spirit of God.
Paul is saying, if single stay single, if married stay married. If you are single, you can devote more to Christ, if you are married you attend to your spouse and Christ.
Food offered to idols
1Corinthians 8:1 Now as touching (concerning) things offered unto idols, we know that we all have knowledge. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.
8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.
Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
8:3 But if any man love God, the same is known of him.
The Greek makes more sense: 1-3 Now concerning things offered to idols we know, (because all the knowledge we have, the knowledge inflates, but love builds. If one supposes to have known anything, not yet does he know according as there is need to know. But if one loves Yahweh, this he knows by Him.)
8:4 As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world (society), and that there is none other God but one.
8:5 For though there be that are called (so-called) gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and masters many,)
8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in Him; and one Prince Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by Him. (Is 41:24,44:8, Det 4:39,6:4)
8:7 Howbeit there is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thing offered unto an idol; and their conscience being weak is defiled.
8:8 But meat commendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse.
8:9 But take heed lest by any means this liberty of yours become a stumblingblock to them that are weak.
8:10 For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols;
In those days, people got their meat in the cities. The market was attached to the temple, and since most people then were pagan, they sacrificed their meat unto idols. The Judaeans in Corinth that knew better had a conscience about eating pagan sacrificed meat. Others were weak minded and ate the meat in the temple. Paul was saying that if it bothers you, don't eat it. Otherwise, just buy your meat and take it home and don't think twice about it. Also, set a good example for those brethren who are weak minded.
8:11 And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
8:12 But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ.
Matthew 25:40 ...Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.
8:13 Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Note: The “churches” claim that these verses say they can eat pork.
As was just demonstrated, this chapter is about meat (food) sacrificed unto idols.
True Israelites never ate pork, nor sacrificed pigs on the alter.
Yahweh said pig is unclean and therefore not even considered food.
The Asians eat roaches and the blacks eat everything, including each other. Are roaches and people considered food now?
Yahweh does not change His mind or His laws. What was deemed unclean cannot be made clean. Don't follow the 'doctrines of men'.
1Corinthians 9:1 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Prince? are not ye my work in the Prince?
9:2 If I be not an apostle unto others, yet doubtless I am to you: for the seal of mine apostleship (message) are ye in the Prince.
Paul was a messenger of the gospel, chosen by Christ, to the lost sheep of the House of Israel. No one else.
9:3 Mine answer to them that do examine me is this,
9:4 Have we not power to eat and to drink?
9:5 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Prince, and Cephas (Peter)?
Peter had a wife and likely brought his family about with him.
9:6 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working?
2Thessalonians 3:8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
9:7 Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock?
Paul had a trade as a tentmaker and could provide for himself, the assemblies took care of him as well and fittingly because Paul's teaching edifies the congregations. Kinda like a scratch my back and I'll scratch yours relationship.
9:8 Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
9:9 For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen?
Deuteronomy 25:4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
The ox should get to eat of his labor as well.
9:10 Or saith He it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope (expectation); and that he that thresheth in hope (expectation) should be partaker of his hope (expectation).
2Timothy 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
9:11 If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?
He should be rewarded or supported for what he was doing.
Romans 15:27 It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the dispersed Nations have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnal things.
Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
9:12 If others be partakers of this power (authority) over you, are not we rather? Nevertheless we have not used this power (authority); but suffer all things, lest we should hinder the gospel of Christ.
Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
1Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
Paul did not take money.
9:13 Do ye not know that they which minister about holy things live of the things of the temple? and they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
9:14 Even so hath the Prince ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the gospel.
9:15 But I have used none of these things: neither have I written these things, that it should be so done unto me: for it were better for me to die, than that any man should make my glorying (boasting) void.
Paul did not accept money or burden the assemblies.
9:16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory (boast) of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
The Greek reads:
17 For if I do this readily, I have a reward; but if involuntarily I had been entrusted with the management of a family, what then is my reward?
9:18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge (expense), that I abuse not my power (authority) in the gospel.
9:19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more. (spiritual gain)
Paul had no choice but to take on this honor of 'management of the family' once he was given his purpose on the road to Damascus. Once he saw truth, there was no looking back.
9:20 And unto the Judaeans I became as a Judaean, that I might gain the Judaeans; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;
Paul was able to relate to them by being able to speak Hebrew.
9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.
Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;
The Judaeans had the law, the dispersed did not, or forgot it.
9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. (Rom 15:1)
Paul was able to speak Greek as well, being able to relate to the dispersed Nations.
9:23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.
9:24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
9:25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. (James 1:12, Rev 2:10)
He's referring to athletes as obtaining a worthless crown. A worldly prize.
9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
9:27 But I keep under my body (beat my body), and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Paul is confronting people, he's taking on adversaries (false teachers), offending people by preaching the gospel.
The Romans were the broken off branch that was grafted back in.
Paul explains that the Corinthians ancestors were Judahites of the Exodus.
1Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;
These are all of the seed of Jacob/Israel. History shows that these people, the Israelites, known now as Romans and Greeks, all white people, obviously from the loins of Abraham. I pray you can by now see that the called out seed is anglo-saxon Israel. Not the Edomite Jews, who are a mixed race and have no part of the promises and covenants of Yahweh, only curses.
Exodus 13:21 And Yahweh went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
Exodus 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;
10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; (Psa 78:24)
Manna, and the 10 commandments.
Exodus 16:15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which Yahweh hath given you to eat.
10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. (Ex 17:6, Psa 78:15)
10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.
Numbers 14:29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against Me,
Psalm 106:26 Therefore He lifted up His hand against them, to overthrow them in the wilderness:
When the children of Israel left Egypt in the Exodus, there were approximately 2 million. The census was about 600,000 men. During the 40 years of wandering, the original census leaving Egypt died in the desert, because Yahweh was cleaning house of the older generation that had pagan Egypt engrained in them. Only Joshua and Caleb were the 2 men of the original census that made it into the Promised Land.
10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.
10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Exodus 32:6 And they rose up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play.
10:8 Neither let us commit fornication (race mixing), as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.
Numbers 25:9 when the men of Israel committed whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.
Exodus 17:2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt Yahweh?
Numbers 21:6 And Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Exodus 16:2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
Numbers 14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before Yahweh.
10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world (ages) are come. (Rom 15:4, Heb 10:25)
If all we have to do is “just believe”, then why are these examples of following His laws and statutes written for our learning?
10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
It's not “once saved always saved”.
10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Psalm 125:3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity (lawlessness).
2Peter 2:9 The Prince knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished:
10:14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.
10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge ye what I say.
10:16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
10:17 For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of (belonging to) that one bread.
10:18 Behold Israel after the flesh (genetic brethren): are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?
10:19 What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?
10:20 But I say, that the things which the Gentiles (dispersed Nations) sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
The Nations here are the dispersed tribes of Israel who forgot or did not have the law and were pagan.
Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
10:21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Prince, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of (belonging to) the Prince's table, and of the table of devils.
2Corinthians 6:15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
10:22 Do we provoke the Prince to jealousy? are we stronger than He?
Deuteronomy 32:21 They have moved Me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked Me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
Ezekiel 22:14 Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I shall deal with thee? I Yahweh have spoken it, and will do it.
10:23 All things are lawful (possible) for me, but all things are not expedient (profitable): all things are lawful (possible) for me, but all things edify (build) not.
10:24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth.
24 No one must seek for that of himself, but that of the other.
We should not seek our own gain, but our brethren's. Don't be selfish.
10:25 Whatsoever is sold in the shambles (the market), that eat, asking no question for conscience sake:
10:26 For the earth is the Prince's, and the fulness thereof.
Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is mine:
Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Prince's, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
10:27 If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake.
10:28 But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth is the Prince's, and the fulness thereof:
10:29 Conscience, I say, not thine own, but of the other: for why is my liberty judged of another man's conscience?
10:30 For if I by grace (thankfulness) be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks? (Rom 14:6, 1 Tim 4:3-4)
10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory (honor) of God.
10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Judaeans, nor to the Greeks, nor to the church (assembly) of God: (Rom 14:13, Acts 20:28)
10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved (preserved).
Verses 27-31 More verses taken out of the context of foods sacrificed unto idols that the “churches” use to teach you to eat pork. In verse 27, if you are invited to a feast, don't worry if the meat was bought at the pagan markets, for what is meat, what is an idol? Nothing. Unless you are participating in the pagan temple rituals.
1Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers (imitators) of me, even as I also am of Christ.
Ephesians 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
Philippians 3:17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an example.
11:2 Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances (transmission), as I delivered them (the transmissions) to you.
11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.
The Greek reveals the same, but a deeper understanding, as the word 'Christ' does not always refer to our Prince, it often is identifying the 'anointed' people, the seed of Jacob.
3 But I wish for you to acknowledge that of every man the head is the Anointed, but the head of the woman is the man, and the head of the Anointed, Yahweh.
The order is: woman, man, Yahweh.
Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the assembly: and He is the saviour of the body.
11:4 Every man praying or prophesying (interpreting prophecy), having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
The Greek states 'having his head down...'
The Roman men covered their heads with a cloth and looks down to pray to pagan gods. Paul is saying that it is a disgrace to wear a cloth or hat while praying or preaching.
11:5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth (interprets prophecy) with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven.
11:6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. (Num 5:18)
Roman women wore their hair in elaborate braids atop their head. 1Peter 3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting (braiding) the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; Peter taught that this was a form of vanity.
Paul is saying women should wear their hair natural.
11:7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
11:8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
11:10 For this cause ought the woman to have power (influence) on her head because of the angels.
'Power' here is referring to a sign of control, to not tempt men or the angels. Women should be modest and humble. (Gen 6:2,4)
11:11 Nevertheless neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.
Original writings don't have 'in the Lord.' It should end with 'by authority.'
11:12 For as the woman is of (from) the man, even so is the man also by (through) the woman; but all things of (from) God.
There is a natural reliance, they both have their role. Yahweh's plan was not Adam and Steve.
11:13 Judge (decide) in yourselves: is it comely (proper) that a woman pray unto God uncovered?
11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?
11:15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory (honor) to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
11:16 But if any man seem to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches (assemblies) of God.
11:17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse.
They were coming together to argue, not for fellowship and edification.
11:18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church (assembly), I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it.
11:19 For there must be also heresies (sects) among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
A sect is created by division. Look how many divisions in denominations today. Do you think Yahweh intended for man to shun the scriptures and create his own gospel? Every denomination is a division. A division of what? A separation from Our Father. None of them can claim that they are the truth, just another game in the schoolyard that the kids made up.
11:20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the supper of the Prince.
11:21 For in eating every one taketh beforehand his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken.
11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church (assembly) of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
James 2:6 But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?
11:23 For I have received of the Prince that which also I delivered unto you, That the Prince Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread:
11:24 And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.
11:25 After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me.
11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Prince's death till He come (2nd Advent).
“Church”, correctly the assembly, is not a social event. You can be social in other settings. Assembling is about teaching, learning, studying and worshiping Yahweh.
11:27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Prince, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Prince.
11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
2Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith (allegiance); prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? (unapproved)
11:29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Prince's body.
'unworthily' means unfit. You have to know what you are doing and why it is done. Not just going through the motions, but understand the purpose, meaning, and reason to partake in communion. Those approved are those that are of the race of Adam. Those with the Spirit (DNA) given by Yahweh. And act accordingly.
11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
He promises us health if we obey.
Everyone is on pills, or has health issues, do you think this is just by chance? Or maybe there is something to this obeying thing.
Here are just some examples:
Exodus 23:25 And ye shall serve Yahweh your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
Micah 6:13 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.
Mark 2:17 When Jesus heard it, He saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Without striving to follow His example, we are vulnerable to disease. When we strive for righteousness, He can dwell within us and keep us healthy.
11:31 For if we would judge (make a distinction) ourselves, we should not be judged.
31 If then we had made a distinction of ourselves, perhaps we would not be judged.
Paul is referring to being separate from other races, just as our forefathers, the prophets, and Yahweh teach throughout the whole bible. Hence a “called out seed (race)”. The light of the world (society).
Psalm 32:5 I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto Yahweh; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Prince, that we should not be condemned with the world (society).
11:33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry (await) one for another.
11:34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
Diversities of gifts and talents
1Corinthians 12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant.
Paul refers to the Corinthians as brethren, the same kin or race, the only race with Yahweh's Spirit.
12:2 Ye know that ye were Gentiles (a people, a nation), carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.
As explained earlier, 'Gentile' does NOT mean non-Jew, it means a race, nation or tribe. In most every case it should be translated Nations, as in the dispersed nations of the 10 northern tribes of Jacob/Israel. Here though, it should say, 'a people'. These 'people' are the dispersed Israelites.
11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past dispersed Nations in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;
12 That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:
1Thessalonians 1:9 ... and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Prince, but by the Holy Spirit.
Mark 9:39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there is no man which shall do a miracle in My name, that can lightly speak evil of Me.
1John 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
12:4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
Paul is saying that every Israelite has different gifts, but the same Spirit. (DNA)
12:5 And there are differences (diversities) of administrations (services), but the same Prince.
12:6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Ephesians 1:23 Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.
The “church” is not the body. The 'ecclesia' is the body, the people, the called out assembly of the children of Israel. It's the people. Each person is a member of the group, the body.
12:7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal.
12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;
12:9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit;
12:10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy (interpreter of prophecy); to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues (languages); to another the interpretation of tongues (languages):
12:11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.
12:12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.
The last 'is' is italicized. It was added by the translators. They also did not translate Christ correctly.
The context is referring to the people, the Anointed group. The last part of verse 12 should read, 'so also the Anointed.'
12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Judaeans or Greeks, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
12:14 For the body is not one member, but many.
12:15 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:16 And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?
12:17 If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?
12:18 But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased Him.
12:19 And if they were all one member, where were the body?
12:20 But now are they many members, yet but one body.
12:21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
12:22 Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble (without strength), are necessary:
12:23 And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness.
12:24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
12:25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
The Greek: 27 So then, you are an anointed body, and members by destiny.
Paul is preaching that the Judaeans and the dispersed Nations are of one body. Each Israelite individual is a specific part, and has their part. Each is important to the whole. We are to unite as a group, a body, and care for each other as part of the group or body.
12:28 And God hath set some in the church (assembly), first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
28 And while Yahweh places these in the assembly: firstly ambassadors, secondly interpreters of prophecy, thirdly teachers, after that those with abilities, then gifts of the means of healing, supports, guides, sorts of languages.
12:29 Are all apostles? are all prophets (interpreters of prophecy)? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
12:30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues (languages)? do all interpret?
12:31 But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.
The Love Chapter
1Corinthians 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues (languages) of men and of angels, and have not charity (love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
13:2 And though I have the gift of (the interpretation of) prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity (love), I am nothing.
13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity (love), it profiteth me nothing.
Without love toward our brethren, we are nothing. There are 2 great commandments. Love thy God, and love thy brethren. If you love your kinsman, you cannot break any of the other commandments.
13:4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
13:8 Love never faileth: but whether there be (interpretations of) prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues (languages), they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
Original Greek: 9 By destiny we know, and by destiny we interpret prophecy.
13:10 But when that which is perfect (accomplished) is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
Greek: 12 For now we see through a mirror in riddles, but then face to face; now I know by destiny, but then I will recognize just as also I have been recognized.
2Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face (appearance) beholding as in a glass the glory of the Prince, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Prince.
2Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith-allegiance, not by sight:)
13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
The churches teach the gospel of “personal salvation”. The scriptures teach the gospel of brotherly love and the kingdom as a whole. This chapter 13 shows the opposite of personal salvation.
Talking in tongues (languages).
If you are speaking jibberish, you build up yourself. If you speak in a language people can understand, you build the kingdom.
Those that speak that jibberish and claim that it is from God are lying. For if Yahweh blesses you with knowledge and the ability of “tongues”, you should be able to interpret and explain with understanding to others. What good is jibberish if it's not understood?
1Corinthians 14:1 Follow after love, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy (interpret prophecy).
14:2 For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue (language) speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
Speaking jibberish is vain.
14:3 But he that prophesieth (interprets prophecy) speaketh unto men to edification (build), and exhortation, and comfort.
14:4 He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
The Greek: 4 He speaking in a language builds himself, but he interpreting prophecy builds the assembly.
14:5 I would that ye all spake with tongues (languages), but rather that ye prophesied (interpret prophecy): for greater is he that prophesieth (interprets prophecy) than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret (publicly), that the church (assembly) may receive edifying (building).
14:6 Now, brethren, if I come unto you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by revelation, or by knowledge, or by prophesying (interpretation of prophecy), or by doctrine (teaching)?
14:7 And even things without life giving sound, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?
14:8 For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
14:9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy (clear) to be understood, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
If you have the gift of language or interpretation, use it to edify. Without understanding of what the language or sound is, how can this be helpful?
14:10 There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world (society), and none of them is without signification.
14:11 Therefore if I know not the meaning of the voice (speech), I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian (foreign), and he that speaketh shall be a barbarian (foreign) unto me.
14:12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church (body).
14:13 Wherefore let him that speaketh in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14:14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.
14:15 What is it then? I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also: I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.
14:16 Else when thou shalt bless with the spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest?
14:17 For thou verily givest thanks well, but the other is not edified (built up).
14:18 I thank my God, I speak with tongues more than ye all:
Paul is thankful that Yahweh blessed him with the ability to speak Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.
14:19 Yet in the church (assembly) I had rather speak five words with my understanding, that by my voice I might teach others also, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.
Jibberish is useless.
14:20 Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice (regards to wickedness) be ye children, but in understanding be men.
14:21 In the law it is written, With other tongues (languages) and other lips will I speak unto this people; and yet for all that will they not hear me, saith Yahweh.
14:22 Wherefore tongues (languages) are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying (the interpretation of prophecy) serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
14:23 If therefore the whole church (assembly) be come together into one place, and all speak with tongues (languages), and there come in those that are unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad? (Acts 2:13)
14:24 But if all prophesy (interpret prophecy), and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: he is brought convincing proof by all, he is examined by all;
14:25 And thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.
The quality of our worship will influence any new comer, your behavior should edify.
14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
14:27 If any man speak in an unknown tongue (language), let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret.
14:28 But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church (assembly); and let him speak to himself, and to God.
If no one can speak your language in the assembly, be quiet.
14:29 Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge (discern).
14:30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace.
14:31 For ye may all prophesy (interpret) one by one, that all may learn, and all may be comforted.
14:32 And the spirits of the prophets are subject (obedient) to the prophets (interpreters of prophecy).
14:33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches (assemblies) of the saints.
Today's denominations are the confusion, and because of men, not Yahweh.
14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches (assemblies): for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.
12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
14:35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church (assembly).
Speaking of women speaking out of turn and the chattering of gossip in the assemblies. While it is evident in scripture that some women prophesy, teach, and even preach when there is a void of men, these verses are referring to socializing in the congregation or during a sermon, and if they miss something or don't understand, they must ask their husbands when they get home, as to not be a disruption.
Many assemblies were in women's houses.
Some examples of women in service:
Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
Judges 4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time.
2Kings 22:14 So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and they communed with her.
Isaiah 8:3 And I went unto the prophetess; and she conceived, and bare a son. Then said Yahweh to me, Call his name Mahershalalhashbaz.
Luke 2:36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity;
Clearly some women had the gift of interpreting prophecy.
14:36 What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only?
14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet (interpreter of prophecy), or spiritual (or of the Spirit), let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Prince.
The gospel did not come from them, nor to them only. It was for all Isrealites, both Judaean and Greek (Nations).
Check the scriptures to see if they are interpreting scripture correctly.
14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.
It's up to Yahweh to reveal.
14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy (be zealous to interpret prophecy), and forbid not to speak with tongues (languages).
14:40 Let all things be done decently (with dignity) and in (accordance with) order.
1Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
15:2 By which also ye are saved (preserved), if ye keep in memory (hold fast, DO) what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
'Saved' in scripture is NOT the same as “Being saved” as the “churches” teach.
The word 'saved' means preserved. This is an ongoing thing. Ongoing meaning that IF you strive to follow The Way, and consciously and sincerely try to imitate Christ's example, and learn your Heritage, then you will be preserved in this life, to have a chance in the Kingdom. This depends on IF your efforts and “faith” (allegiance to Prince Yahshua) are made of gold and silver, and not hay and stubble. What is gold and silver? Read again from above, from Ongoing meaning... What is hay and stubble?
If you believe that “once you are saved you are always saved”, then you are saying that you are now accomplished, will never sin again, and are basically translated just as Christ was when He rose. You got your ticket punched and all you are doing is waiting for the ride outta here. Please, wake up.
15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
Galatians 1:12 For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Christ, of the seed of Abraham, who is of the seed of Adam. He died for this particular seed, according to scripture. You will NOT find any reference to any other race, or people other than the seed of Abraham.
15:4 And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (Psa 16:10, Is 53:10)
15:5 And that He was seen of Cephas (Peter), then of the twelve:
15:6 After that, He was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
Paul is saying that a lot of the Israelites who witnessed the Prince are still alive at that time. Roughly 25 years after the crucifixion. But some have died, and are “asleep” in the grave. Not in heaven yet. For even David is still in the grave. (Acts 2:34)
15:7 After that, He was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
15:8 And last of all He was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. (Acts 9:4, 22:14)
Greek: 8 And last of all, just as if from a wound, He had appeared to me also.
On the road to Damascus.
15:9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet (fit) to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church (assembly) of God.
15:10 But by the grace (favor) of God I am what I am (I am that which I am): and His grace (favor) which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace (favor) of God which was with me.
Paul kept the gospel going after the other apostles deaths.
15:11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
15:12 Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
These paganized Judaeans (Corinthians of the house of Judah) were brainwashed by the religious sects of the time, just like today.
15:13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
15:14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15:15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
The KJV translators really botched this one up.
The original account reads:
15 Then we are also found to be false witnesses of Yahweh, because we have testified concerning Yahweh, that He raises the Anointed, which He does not raise if indeed then the dead are not raised.
The Anointed group is Israelites. Israelites will be resurrected at Judgment Day, but He also raised several Israelites from the dead already, Lazarus, a young damsel in Mark 5:35-43, and a dead man in Luke 7:12, just to name a few. Of course they still died eventually and are still in the grave today. Christ , the head of the body (the Anointed) was raised.
15:16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain (empty); ye are yet (still) in your sins.
15:18 Then they (with great faith) also which are fallen asleep (died) in Christ are perished.
What's the point if there is no resurrection. Then we won't be redeemed.
15:19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
Acts 26:23 That Christ should suffer, and that He should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people and to the Nations.
Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,
15:21 For since by man (Adam) came death, by man (Christ in the flesh) came also the resurrection of the dead.
15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
15:23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
23 But each in his own order: the first fruit, Christ; then those of the Anointed (the group) at His arrival.
Christ's brethren, those that Yahweh divorced because of disobedience and cast out. Only Israelites were given the law, only Israelites are subjected to the law, and die for breaking the law. Christ died for us so we could be resurrected. He bought us. We owe Him allegiance.
15:24 Then cometh the end (consummation), when He shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when He shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
Daniel 7:14 And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
15:25 For He must reign, till He hath put all enemies under His feet. (Psa 110:1, Acts 2:34)
15:26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
15:27 For He hath put all things under His feet. But when He saith all things are put under Him, it is manifest that He is excepted, which did put all things under Him.
Psalm 8:6 Thou madest Him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under His feet:
15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son also Himself be subject unto Him that put all things under Him, that God may be all in all. (all things among all)
15:29 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? (if there is no resurrection)
15:30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
Time of persecution. Why preach this message if there is no resurrection.
15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Prince, I die daily.
Paul risks his life daily for spreading the gospel.
15:32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die. (2 Cor 1:8)
15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
'communications', companions, people you agree with, corrupt good character.
15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
Should read: “I speak from respect to you.”
Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep (ignorance): for now is our salvation (deliverance) nearer than when we believed.
15:35 But some will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
Ezekiel 37:3 And He said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Yahweh GOD, thou knowest.
15:36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
The Greek: 36 Foolish! That which you sow, is it not made alive even if it may die?
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
37 And that which you sow, it is not the body that you sow that will be producing itself, but a bare grain, whether for example of wheat or of any of the rest;
Kind after kind.
The wheat are the children of light. The rest are tares, children of darkness.
15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased Him, and to every seed his own body.
15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
Celestial bodies are the generations of Adam, a certain seed (race), with the spirit (DNA). Born from above into this corruptible body.
Terrestrial bodies are those born of earth. These are the other peoples of the earth. They are NOT of the generations of Adam and therefore do not have that same spirit (DNA) of Yahweh. If this is hard to accept, don't take my word for it, study the scriptures, it's all here. The bible is a book about a certain family of the Most High.
15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised (from the grave) in incorruption:
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
Paul is preaching that the spirit is sown from above into this mortal body, when we die and Christ returns, we are resurrected for judgment, and if we pass we are raised unto our immortal bodies, just like Christ.
This promise is only for the 'lost sheep of the House of Israel'. The seed of Abraham. The generations of Adam. It is incorrect and against Yahweh's word to offer these promises and inheritance to those outside the family.
15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made (came into) a living soul; the last Adam (Christ) was made a quickening spirit.
15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
The Greek: 46 But the spiritual was not first; rather the natural, then the spiritual.
15:47 The first man (Adam) is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Prince from heaven.
15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
15:49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly. (Gen 5:3, Rom 8:29)
This backs up what Jesus said to Nicodemus about being “born again”. Which correctly interpreted and understood means 'born from above'. Jesus never said born again, Nicodemus did, and He corrected him. If you did not descend, you will not ascend.
15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Born of child birth (water breaking), and of the race of Adam, which has the Spirit (DNA).
15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep (be dead), but we shall all be changed,
1Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Prince, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Prince, shall not come before them which are asleep.
15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (Zec 9:14)
15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (2 Cor 5:4)
15:54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death in victory; and the Yahweh GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall He take away from off all the earth: for Yahweh hath spoken it.
His people. Meaning family, race, kin.
15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.
15:56 The sting of death is sin (guilt); and the strength (power) of sin (guilt) is the law.
Romans 4:15 Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression.
15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Prince Jesus Christ.
Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Prince. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.
1John 5:4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, our faith (allegiance).
15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Prince, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Prince.
Abound-excelling, remaining, increasing, in the SAME work of the Prince. His example.
Labor is NOT referring to “just believing”.
1Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches (assemblies) of Galatia, even so do ye.
Acts 11:29 Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea:
16:2 Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings (collections) when I come.
The first day of the week is after the Sabbath.
“Churches” today use this verse for Sunday collection.
Paul never took money. He was cared for. He was not telling them to give him money, but to put aside a contribution for the poor in Jerusalem.
16:3 And when I come, whomsoever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality (contributions) unto Jerusalem.
16:4 And if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
16:5 Now I will come unto you, when I shall pass through Macedonia: for I do pass through Macedonia.
Acts 19:21 After these things were ended, Paul purposed in the spirit, when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, After I have been there, I must also see Rome.
16:6 And it may be that I will abide, yea, and winter with you, that ye may bring me on my journey whithersoever I go.
16:7 For I will not see you now by the way; but I trust to tarry a while with you, if the Prince permit.
Acts 18:21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will. And he sailed from Ephesus.
16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.
Paul still keeps the feast days even after Christ died. Shouldn't you?
16:9 For a great door and effectual (a great opportunity) is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.
16:10 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he worketh the work of the Prince, as I also do. (Phil 2:20, 1 Thes 3:2)
Paul is vouching for Timothy, telling the Corinthians to trust him.
16:11 Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.
16:12 As touching (concerning) our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.
16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit (act) you like men, be strong.
1Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
16:14 Let all your things be done with charity (love).
1Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
16:15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
The churches don't want you to know that you can appoint yourself a ministry.
16:16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
16:17 I am glad of the coming of Stephanas and Fortunatus and Achaicus: for that which was lacking on your part they have supplied.
16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
Colossians 4:8 Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that he might know your estate, and comfort (encourage) your hearts;
16:19 The churches (assemblies) of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla salute you much in the Prince, with the church (assembly) that is in their house.
More proof that 'church' does not mean “church”. How can a “church” be in a house? People assembled in those days, there were no “churches” yet.
16:20 All the brethren greet you. Greet ye one another with an holy kiss.
16:21 The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.
16:22 If any man love not the Prince Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.
Anathema is a Greek word meaning 'accursed'.
Maranatha is a Hebrew word meaning 'the approaching judgment'. The return of our Prince.
It can mean 'until He cometh'.
Mara means 'to rebel'. Natha means 'tear out, overthrow'.
Anathema Maranatha- He must be accursed, a rebel (or he who is a rebel), to be destroyed.
16:23 The grace (favor) of our Prince Jesus Christ be with you.
16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.
CORINTHIANS – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Corinthians.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of 1st Corinthians is a Pauline Epistle (letter from Paul). The Apostle Paul wrote it about 56 A.D. The key personalities of this book are the Apostle Paul, Timothy and also Chloe’s household. Paul’s purpose in writing this letter to the church in Corinth was to address and correct the immorality and divisions that had arisen among them.
Some argue that it was written in 55 AD, these are “doubtful disputations” and serve no purpose but division.
Here it is arguable about the term “church”. There were not “churches” like today, then, yet.
Israelites of Judaea and of the Nations (dispersed) assembled, sometimes in homes, assembly halls, theaters, and riversides.
• Chapters 1-4, Paul received reports of problems in the church in Corinth and therefore addresses their problems and disorders, “there are quarrels among you” (1:11). Paul asks believers to ''consider your calling'' (1:26-30). He then declares three times that God ''has chosen'' them and ''because of Him you are in Christ Jesus''. This truth is joyful and relieving to believers that God is in control and is the orchestrator of our lives.
The calling would be unity among brethren.
The “churches” today use the word “believers” referring to anyone who believes gets a piece of the inheritance that He promised to only the seed of Abraham.
We must understand that this book and this history is the heritage of the generations of Adam.
• In chapters 5-11, Paul exposes all of the immorality that was occurring in the church at Corinth. These include sexual immorality, issues of marriage, and lawsuits with other believers. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God” (6:9). Paul warns believers to be careful how you live, "For you have been bought with a price" (vs 20),
• In chapters 12-14, he clears up some of the confusion about practices of worship. He corrects difficult doctrines that had caused divisions. Some of these differences were the role of women in worship, the use of spiritual gifts, and observing the Lord’s Supper. “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints” (14:33).
Good job Mr. Commentator. Except using the title 'Lord”. Lord=Baal=Satan=Let's stop using this word forever.
• Chapters 15-16 consist of Paul dealing with the topic of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the topic that is, “of first importance” to Paul. It is here we find the most important information on planet Earth, the Gospel of Jesus Christ in verses 1-4. “Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (15:1-4).
Not a bad job. But he failed to mention that if we walk in Christ's example, when we are resurrected at the 2nd Advent, we have an inheritance awaiting. This chapter is not just about Christ's resurrection, but ours (Adamkind's) as well.
Summary of the Book of 1 Corinthians
Corinth in the Time of Paul
The city of Corinth, perched like a one-eyed Titan astride the narrow isthmus connecting the Greek mainland with the Peloponnese, was one of the dominant commercial centers of the Mediterranean world as early as the eighth century b.c.
No city in Greece was more favorably situated for land and sea trade. With a high, strong citadel at its back, it lay between the Saronic Gulf and the Ionian Sea, with ports at Lechaion and Cenchrea. A stone road for the overland transport of ships, linked the two seas. Crowning the Acrocorinth was the temple of Aphrodite, served, according to Strabo, by more than 1,000 pagan priestess-prostitutes.
By the time the gospel reached Corinth in the spring of a.d. 52, the city had a proud history of leadership in the Achaian League, and a spirit of revived Hellenism under Roman domination after 44 b.c. following the destruction of the city by Mummius in 146 b.c.
Paul's lengthy stay in Corinth brought him directly in contact with the major monuments of the agora, many of which still survive. The fountain-house of the spring Peirene, the temple of Apollo, the macellum or meat market (1Co 10:25) and the theater, the bema (Ac 18:12), and the unimpressive synagogue all played a part in the experience of the apostle. An inscription from the theater names the city official Erastus, probably the friend of Paul mentioned in Ro 16:23 (see note there).
Author and Date
Paul is acknowledged as the author both by the letter itself (1:1-2; 16:21) and by the early church fathers. His authorship was attested by Clement of Rome as early as a.d. 96, and today practically all NT interpreters concur. The letter was written c. 55 toward the close of Paul's three-year residency in Ephesus (see 16:5-9; Ac 20:31). It is clear from his reference to staying at Ephesus until Pentecost (16:8) that he intended to remain there somewhat less than a year when he wrote 1 Corinthians.
The City of Corinth
Corinth was a thriving city; it was at the time the chief city of Greece both commercially and politically.
Its commerce. Located just off the Corinthian isthmus, it was a crossroads for travelers and traders. It had two harbors: (1) Cenchrea, six miles to the east on the Saronic Gulf, and (2) Lechaion, a mile and a half to the north on the Corinthian Gulf. Goods were transported across the isthmus on the Diolkos, a stone road by which smaller ships could be hauled fully loaded across the isthmus, and by which cargoes of larger ships could be transported by wagons from one side to the other. Trade flowed through the city from Italy and Spain to the west and from Asia Minor, Phoenicia and Egypt to the east.
Its culture. Although Corinth was not a university town like Athens, it was characterized nevertheless by typical Greek culture. Its people were interested in Greek philosophy and placed a high premium on wisdom.
Its religion. Corinth contained at least 12 temples. Whether they were all in use during Paul's time is not known for certain. One of the most infamous was the temple dedicated to Aphrodite, the goddess of love, whose worshipers practiced religious prostitution. About a fourth of a mile north of the theater stood the temple of Asclepius, the god of healing, and in the middle of the city the sixth-century b.c. temple of Apollo was located. In addition, the Jews (Judaeans) had established a synagogue; the inscribed lintel of it has been found and placed in the museum at old Corinth.
Its immorality. Like any large commercial city, Corinth was a center for open and unbridled immorality. The worship of Aphrodite fostered prostitution in the name of religion. At one time 1,000 sacred (priestess) prostitutes served her temple. So widely known did the immorality of Corinth become that the Greek verb "to Corinthianize" came to mean "to practice sexual immorality." In a setting like this it is no wonder that the Corinthian church was plagued with numerous problems.
Only problem here is the commentators use of Jew. As explained before, a Jew as we know today, is a descendant of Cain and some of them are more precisely descendants of Esau, hence Edomite Jew. Before there was Judaea, which is a merging of Idumea, being a non-Israelite nation, and Judah, which was the territory of the House of Judah, being Israelites of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin and Levi.
In the 17 and 1800's America was a nation of the 12 tribes of Israel. Anglo-saxon descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob's seed. Americans. Distinct. When the other nations, whom which Yahweh commands us to be separate from integrated into our society, the term 'American' was no longer a valid distinction of the people of the real America. Now we have The United States of Amanyone.
This happened in Judaea. Just because you were from Judaea, or America, doesn't mean you are a particular ethnicity. A chinese family can move to Texas from China and be called Texans, even Americans. Oh, how our founding fathers would roll over in their graves if they saw America today. So Jew can evily and purposefully be taught to ignorant Christians that they are the ancient Israelites of the bible which they are not. Would you believe their own claims about that?
"Strictly speaking it is incorrect to call an ancient Israelite a ‘Jew’ or to call a contemporary Jew an Israelite or a Hebrew."
(1980 Jewish Almanac, p. 3).
“Jew” in the KJV is ALWAYS translated from either Judahite or Judaean.
Occasion and Purpose
Paul had received information from several sources concerning the conditions existing in the church (assembly) at Corinth. Some members of the household of Chloe had informed him of the factions that had developed in the church (assembly)(1:11).
Some of those who had come had brought disturbing information concerning moral irregularities in the church (assembly) (chs. 5-6). Immorality had plagued the Corinthian assembly almost from the beginning. From 5:9-10 it is apparent that Paul had written previously concerning moral laxness. He had urged believers "not to associate with sexually immoral people" (5:9). Because of misunderstanding he now finds it necessary to clarify his instruction (5:10-11) and to urge immediate and drastic action (5:3-5,13).
Other Corinthian visitors had brought a letter from the church (assembly) that requested counsel on several subjects (see 7:1 and note; cf. 8:1; 12:1; 16:1).
It is clear that, although the church (assembly) was gifted (see 1:4-7), it was immature and unspiritual (3:1-4). Paul's purposes for writing were: (1) to instruct and restore the church (assembly) in its areas of weakness, correcting erroneous practices such as divisions (1:10 -- 4:21), immorality (ch. 5; 6:12-20), litigation in pagan courts (6:1-8) and abuse of the Lord's Supper (11:17-34); (2) to correct false teaching concerning the resurrection (ch. 15); and (3) to answer questions addressed to Paul in the letter that had been brought to him (see previous paragraph).
The letter revolves around the theme of problems in Christian conduct in the church (assembly). It thus has to do with progressive sanctification, the continuing development of a holy character. Obviously Paul was personally concerned with the Corinthians' problems, revealing a true pastor's (shepherd's) heart.
This letter continues to be timely for the church (assembly) today, both to instruct and to inspire. Christians are still powerfully influenced by their cultural environment, and most of the questions and problems that confronted the church (assembly) at Corinth are still very much with us -- problems like immaturity, instability, divisions, jealousy and envy, lawsuits, marital difficulties, sexual immorality and misuse of spiritual gifts. Yet in spite of this concentration on problems, Paul's letter contains some of the most familiar and beloved chapters in the entire Bible -- e.g., ch. 13 (on love) and ch. 15 (on resurrection).
Besides being deceived just like most everybody else about the Jews, not a bad commentary. Brethren, we must know who we are, and who the enemy is. There is a difference between people like Adam, the prophets, the apostles, George Washington, Queen Elizabeth II, and Christ, and between Cain and Esau, the band KISS, Howard Stern, Benjamin Netenyahu, mayor Bloomberg, The House of Rothschild and Satan.
Who wrote the book?
Paul’s authorship of this epistle is widely accepted in the scholarly community, though it was not the first letter Paul wrote to the Corinthian people (see 1 Corinthians 5:9). We know that the Corinthians misunderstood an earlier letter from Paul (5:10–11), though that letter has not survived. Therefore, it is Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians that we know as 1 Corinthians—the first letter to the Corinthians that God inspired.
They can't imply that the first letter was not inspired by God. It was just simply not found.
Four years prior to writing the letter we know as 1 Corinthians, the apostle had spent eighteen months in Corinth, so he was intimately familiar with the church (assembly) and many of its congregants. The recipients of the letter must have understood the letter’s significance, not only to their own circumstances but for the church (assembly) worldwide. In AD 95, Clement, the bishop of Rome, wrote a letter of his own to the Corinthians in which he invoked the authority of Paul’s instruction in 1 Corinthians. Only a few decades after its origin, this letter to the Corinthians had traveled outside of Corinth and was considered authoritative beyond its initial Corinthian context.
Where are we?
Paul had been in Ephesus for more than two years on his third missionary journey when he received a disturbing report of quarreling within the Corinthian church (assembly), a report he received from people associated with one of its members, Chloe (1 Corinthians 1:11). The church (assembly) he had founded so recently (Acts 18:1–17) had already developed deep divisions, a situation that required immediate action. Paul penned his letter in AD 55, just as he was planning to leave Ephesus for Macedonia (1 Corinthians 16:5–8).
Why is First Corinthians so important?
First Corinthians contains a frank discussion of the church and the issues that impacted real people in the first century. The Corinthian church (assembly) was corroded with sin on a variety of fronts, so Paul provided an important model for how the church (assembly) should handle the problem of sin in its midst. Rather than turn a blind eye toward relational division and all kinds of immorality, he addressed the problems head on. In his bold call to purity within the Corinthian church (assembly), Paul made it clear that he was willing to risk the good opinion of some in order to help cleanse the sin that tainted the church (assembly).
Why don't today's churches do the same? Because they are taught by the 'traditions of men' to be tolerant. Don't rock the boat. Love the sinner hate the sin. B.S. Scripture teaches us to stand for our kinsmen and when they will not confess, repent, and take action we are to cast them out and let Yahweh deal with them. Not allow homosexuals and mix races in the congregation. If your church allows these things, your church is an apostate church.
What's the big idea?
First Corinthians addresses reports that Paul received from Chloe’s household, as well as a letter he received from the church (assembly) itself (1 Corinthians 7:1). In this letter to the church (assembly) at Corinth, Paul covered a number of different issues related to both life and doctrine: divisions and quarrels, sexual immorality, lawsuits among believers, marriage and singleness, freedom in Christ, order in worship, the significance of the Lord’s Supper, and the right use of spiritual gifts; he also included a profound teaching on the resurrection.
The line of thought that joins these topics together was Paul’s emphasis on Christian conduct in the local church (assembly). The apostle expected that Christian people would live according to Christian ideals, or as he told them, “You have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body” (6:20).
How do I apply this?
Corinth was a large, international metropolis, filled with people from different backgrounds. Idol worship to gods such as Aphrodite was particularly prominent in the city, though Corinth contained numerous temptations far beyond her temples. In this sense, Corinth was very much like a modern urban area, containing unending opportunities to engage in sinful behavior without any apparent consequences.
Such a community clearly had a negative influence on the Corinthian church (assembly). But notice that Paul’s instruction to the believers was not to retreat from their city. This was not Paul’s vision for the church (assembly) then or now. Instead, he directed us to live out our commitment to Christ ever more faithfully in the midst of nonbelievers. Paul expected that we Christians would shine our light into the dark places of their world by worshiping in a unified community that was accountable to one another. He expected that we would settle our problems internally, that we would encourage one another in the pursuit of purity, and that we would strive together by holding tightly to the hope of our bodily resurrection to come.
The race issue was not like it is today. Back then the Roman Empire was white. All peoples from the 12 tribes of Jacob/Israel. Some who had and kept the law. Some who forgot the law and their heritage. Some were Canaanites and Edomites. Some were mixes of all these. This is why Yahweh wants us to remain separate. But as history shows, impossible. It leads to integration, disintegration, extermination. Just look at America today, we are in the disintegration stage. Read the very short book of Joel, and take into account that the palmerworm, the locust, cankerworm, and caterpillar represent the other races. Please read it.
The last part of this commentation, he supports and pushes a universalist doctrine of unity with “non-believers”, which he means, with other races. Scripture teaches nothing about accepting the other races into our home, community, faith, or nation. Be ye separate He commands.