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

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What does "he delivers the kingdom to God the Father" mean in 1 Corinthians 15:24?

Looking for references of the Gospel in the Bible, I found a very interesting text:* 1 Corinthians 15:22-25 (ESV) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in ...
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1 Corinthians 11:13 Is it improper to pray while naked according to Paul? [closed]

1 Corinthians 11 1Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ. 2Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you. 1But I would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why will drunkards not inherit the kingdom of God?

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 (ESV): 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who ...
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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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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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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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1 Corinthians 13:9-10 - What Does "ἐκ μέρους" Mean?

In 1 Corinthians 13:9-10 - What does "ἐκ μέρους" mean here? Is Paul talking about "knowing only partially" (i.e. incomplete knowledge), or "knowing as only part of the body" (i.e. of Christ), as 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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What is the "first resurrection"?

Finishing up the year in the Bible, I heard this passage: Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been ...
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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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Where are we to speak in tongues when no interpreter is around?

1 Corinthians 14:26-28 (NIV) says: 26 What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an ...
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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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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 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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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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Is there a Quotation from Judith in 1 Corinthians?

Overview Reading Judith, I came across very familiar-sounding words 'murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer, and perished by serpents:' Judith 8:22-25 (DRB) They must remember how our father ...
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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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What did the apostle Paul use the gift of tongues for?

In 1 Corinthians 14:18-19 (NIV) Paul said: 18 I thank God that I speak in tongues more than all of you. 19 But in the church I would rather speak five intelligible words to instruct others than ten ...
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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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Which law was Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 14:34?

1 Corinthians 14:34 NASB 34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. Which law was Paul ...
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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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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 is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?

There's a passage of text that has always confused me. I'm curious if there's any special historical context for this passage or if there's some understanding of these commands that I'm completely ...
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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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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 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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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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In 1 Corinthians 15:28 what does it mean that Jesus is "subjected"?

In this quote from Paul's writings about the post resurrection Jesus; how can Jesus be "subjected" to God if he is God? What does the Greek word for "subjected" mean? MLVBL 1 Cor. 15:27-28 "But ...
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In what sense is the word ἀνακρίνει used in 1 Corinthians 2:15?

NA 28 1 Corinthians 2:15 15ὁ δὲ πνευματικὸς ἀνακρίνει [τὰ] πάντα, αὐτὸς δὲ ὑπ’ οὐδενὸς ἀνακρίνεται. 1 Corinthians 2:15 KJV 15 But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is ...
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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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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 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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Why is “maranatha” in 1 Cor 16:22?

1 Cor 16:22 reads: εἴ τις οὐ φιλεῖ τὸν κύριον, ἤτω ἀνάθεμα. μαράνα θά. NA28 If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!ESV From what I gather, there is some question as ...
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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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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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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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Is Paul referring to the Trinity in 1 Corinthians 12:4-6?

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (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 ...
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Is the "one baptism" of Ephesians 4:5 the "baptized by one Spirit" of 1 Corinthians 12:13?

Given the many different types of water baptism in the New Testament - that of John the Baptist - that of Jesus himself - that of the early church in Acts chapter two - and what we know of Pharisaic ...

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