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Paul's first (preserved) letter to the church in Corinth.

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Could Paul be describing stage fright in 1 Corinthians 2:3 (cf. 2 Cor. 10:9-10, 11:6)?

In his First Letter to the Corinthians, the apostle Paul states: 1 Corinthians 2:3-4a: “I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in ...
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Were tongues for believers or unbelievers?

1 Corinthians 14: 22 Tongues, then, are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers; prophecy, however, is not for unbelievers but for believers. Tongues were for unbelievers and not for believers....
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Jesus 'became' a life-giving spirit. 1 Cor 15:45

... “The first man Adam became a living being;” the last Adam a life-giving spirit. BSB ... The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. ASV ... The first man ...
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What does it mean to compare spiritual things with spiritual?

In 1 Corinthians 2, God states that we are to compare spiritual things with spiritual. How can I apply this in my life today? Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which ...
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Did Paul allow divorce between a believing couple?

1 Corinthians 7: 10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her ...
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Did Paul expect "the perfect" to come during his and the Corinthians' lifetime?

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (ESV): 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in ...
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Can 1 Corinthians 15:3-9, particularly verse 8, be used as a proof-text for the claim that there are no more apostles after Paul?

1 Corinthians 15:3-9 (ESV): 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, 4 that he was buried, that he was ...
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Is faith a gift or earned through spiritual practices?

On the one hand, 1 Corinthians 12:9 seems to claim that faith is a gift: 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there ...
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1 Cor. 15:8 — Paul and the abortion [duplicate]

ἔσχατον δὲ πάντων ὡσπερεὶ τῷ ἐκτρώματι ὤφθη κἀμοί. (1Co 15:8 BGT) And last of all, as like to the abortion, he appeared also to me. The word ἐκτρώματι generally does seem to be used for a baby that ...
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What is the significance of the calls in 1 Corinthians 7?

1 Corinthians 7: 15But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 16How do you know, wife, whether you ...
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Are Heb.12:6 and 1 Cor. 5:5 essentially describing similar punishments?

In the N/T Letter to the Hebrews, we read: Hebrews 12:6: "5and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, 'MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, ...
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Should πνευματικα (pneumatika) in 1 Corinthians 14:1 be translated as "spiritualities" or "spiritual things" instead of "spiritual gifts"?

My question is motivated by an answer to a related question I asked on C.SE in regards to 1 Corinthians 14:1. Specifically, the linked answer argues that the Greek word πνευματικα (pneumatika) should ...
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Should Paul 'I say' be considered a doctrine or opinion

When Paul was giving instructions in various places in the Bible he often switches between "the Lord says" and "I say, not from the Lord", would it be right to consider his ...
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In 1 Cor. 14:1, was Paul's exhortation to "earnestly desire spiritual gifts" addressed only to the Corinthians, or to all Christians in general?

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV) Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy Did Paul write this exhortation only for the Corinthians who were the immediate ...
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Is celibacy a gift according to 1 Corinthians 7:7?

1 Corinthians 7: 1 Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual ...
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Pascal's wager vs 1 Corinthians 15:17-19? [migrated]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pascal%27s_wager describes Pascal's wager: If God does not actually exist, such a person will have only a finite loss (some pleasures, luxury, etc.), whereas if God does ...
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Is it possible for someone to have lost salvation and then get it back?

Hebrews 6 4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the ...
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Meaning of "in the same way" of 1 Corinthians 9:14?

"In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should earn their living by the gospel." 1 Corinthians 9:14 QUESTION: Is Paul referring only to the example in the ...
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Can 1 Cor 13:8-10 be used as to prove that radical Continuationism is necessarily true?

This question is prompted by an answer in C.SE claiming that the very wording of the bolded text below within 1 Cor 13:8-12 implies that prophecies, tongues and knowledge are available in the time of ...
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Does the lost's "resurrection to judgment" (Jn. 5:28-29) imply any sort of bodily resurrection at all?

In the Gospel of John, Christ tells us the following: John 5:28-29: “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs will hear His voice, 29and will come forth; those ...
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When shall we see "face to face"? 1 Corinthians 13:12

1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (ESV): 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in ...
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Did Paul (1 Cor 14) and the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4:19) share the same concept of 'prophet'?

1 Corinthians 14:1 (ESV): Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:24-25 (ESV): 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or ...
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James converted before or after Jesus' resurection appearance?

In John 7:3-5 (NASB) 3 So His brothers said to Him, “Move on from here and go into Judea, so that Your disciples also may see Your works which You are doing. 4 For no one does anything in secret when ...
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What is the common theme for the word "baptize"?

G907 baptizō appears 80 times in the NT. ESV Mat 3:11 I baptize you with water for repentance, but he who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will ...
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How to reconcile Matthew 5:22 and 1 Corinthians 15: 36?

Berean Literal Bible Matthew 5: 22 But I say to you that everyone being angry with his brother will be liable to the judgment, and whoever shall say to his brother 'Raca,' will be liable to the ...
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What does "another/hetero" mean in 1 Corinthians 12:9?

1 Corinthians 12:8-9: "...and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit," ESV. ...
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Does 1 Corinthians 11:4, 7 contradict Leviticus 8:5, 9?

Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head, (1 Cor 11:4 - ESV) For a man ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God, but woman is the glory of ...
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What law says women are not allowed to speak, Roman law, Jewish law, something else?

Women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. 1 Corinthians 14:34 What law? Please provide a reference.
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How to understand 1 Timothy 2:9 in light of 1 Corinthians 11:15?

1 Timothy 2:9 NIV 9 I also want the women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, adorning themselves, not with elaborate hairstyles or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, But in the letter ...
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How are we to reconcile Christ's words in Matt./Mk. with Lk./1 Cor. 11 on Communion?

There seems to be a distinction between what Christ tells the 12 disciples (26:20) in Matthew and Mark in contrast to Luke: Matthew 26:26-28: "While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and ...
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Is 1 Corinthians 7:12 God-breathed?

1 Corinthians 7:12 New International Version To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 2 ...
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“Nothing beyond what is written”?

In 1 Corinthians 4:6, Paul tells us to learn the meaning of the saying, “Nothing beyond what is written.” Does this mean we are to take the plain and obvious sense of what is actually said, being ...
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Do angels observe our church meetings according to 1 Corinthians 11:10?

NIV 1 Corinthians 11: 3 But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. 4Every man who prays or prophesies with his ...
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Was it only the incident of incest (1 Corinthians 5) that caused Paul to change his plans about visiting the Corinthians?

Some of the things that Paul mentions in his two letters to the Corinthians seem to point to the incident of incest mentioned in the first letter which somehow had caused a lot of consternation 1 ...
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1 Corinthians 12:26: Relation of rejoice to honored

Biblical Hermeneutics. In 1 Corinthians 12:26 (NASB1995), If the first statement is If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it I wonder why didn't apostle Paul write the succeeding ...
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Are Moses (Numbers 11:29) and Paul (1 Corinthians 14:5) talking about the same type of prophecies?

Numbers 11:29 (YLT): 29 And Moses saith to him, `Art thou zealous for me? O that all Jehovah's people were prophets! that Jehovah would put His Spirit upon them!' 1 Corinthians 14:5 (YLT): 5 and I ...
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What is the difference between gifts of healing and the working of miracles? 1 Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12 (ESV): 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same ...
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1 Corinthians 14:32 says the spirit of prophets are subject to prophets however 1 Samuel 19:20-23 says the men Saul sent couldn't help but prophesy

1 Corinthians 14:32 The spirits of prophets are subject to the control of prophets. But in 1 Samuel 19:20-23 all the men Saul sent including Saul couldn't help but prophesy, doesn't this contradict ...
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In 1 Corinthians 7:39 does "only in the Lord" modify "be married" (how she marries) or "whom" (the one she marries)?

1 Corinthians 7:39 says, "A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord" (NKJV, emphasis ...
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What is Paul relating to his first-century audience in 1 Cor. 1:12-15?

The text in question reads as follows: 1 Corinthians 1:12-15: "Now I mean this, that each one of you is saying, 'I am of Paul,' and 'I of Apollos,' and 'I of Cephas,' and 'I of Christ.' Has ...
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Do angels commit sins?

1 Corinthians 6:3a New International Version Do you not know that we will judge angels? Does this mean that there are angels who commit sins?
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Does God allow more than you can handle? [duplicate]

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will ...
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Law of God vs Law of Christ

The phrase "Law of Christ" appears only twice in the NT, namely, 1 Cor 9:21 & Gal 6:2. In the first of these, we read: To those without the law I became like one without the law (...
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What were workers of miracles?

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, then healers, helpers, administrators, speakers in various kinds of ...
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Can the spouse of a believer be sanctified by simply being married to the believer?

In 1 Cor 7:14, it is implied that an unbelieving spouse, of a believer, may also be made holy in God's eyes but only if that spouse comes around to the believer's stance with God. It is also implied ...
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How does the Lord's discipline (falling asleep)exempt them from being finally condemned with the world in 1 Corinthians 11:32?

Paul admonishes the Corinthians for abusing the Lord's supper. 1 Corinthians 11:29[NIV] For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. He ...
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Christ, First fruits or Christ the firstfruits

DARBY translated v.23 as: But each in his own rank: [the] first-fruits, Christ; then those that are the Christ's at his coming. (DARBY 1Co 15.23) What is the correct Translation of this Scripture
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1 Corinthians 14:24 NIV vs ESV

1 Corinthians 14:24 New International Version But if an unbeliever or an inquirer comes in while everyone is prophesying, they are convicted of sin and are brought under judgment by all, English ...
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What is meant by "the secrets of his heart are disclosed" in 1 Corinthians 14:25?

1 Cor 14:24-25 (ESV): 24 But if all prophesy, and an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called to account by all, 25 the secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling ...
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2 Samuel 23:9 Did David fight with Eleazar in the barley field?

2 Samuel 23:9 Next to him was Eleazar son of Dodai the Ahohite. As one of the three mighty warriors, he was with David when they taunted the Philistines gathered at Pas Dammim d for battle. Then the ...

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