The Apostle Paul brings to a close his section on apostolic authority and opens his section on the particular rebukes he levies against the church in Corinth. The remainder of this Epistle (chapters 5 to 15) will show Paul’s systematic chastening of sins reported among the Corinthian Christians. The first of which deals with sexual immorality, the type that not even the Greeks would tolerate (and the Greco-Roman world tolerated a lot)! Both Jesus and Paul agree that the unity of the church is never at the expense of her purity.
About the Series
Paul’s First Epistle to the church in Corinth is a letter full of love and sorrow. Love for God’s Word and His Church is present on every page and sorrow for a church that has given over to the divisive wantonness of a real-world “Vanity Fair.”