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Firm Foundation: New Church, New Lifestyle-volume 2
Firm Foundation New Church New Lifestyle-volume 2 Author:Alistair Begg The church in corinth was a large church. Paul had been part of this church when it was estabished, but when he cmes to write to the church in 1 Corinthians, he's writing to a church that has wandered from its established foundations. All kinds of teaching and doctrine have been imbibed by people who should have known better. Many of those in Co... more »rinth were not as interested in the revelation that God had given in His Son and in His Word, but were more interested in speculation, novel ideas, and theories. People had divorced beliefe from behavior and small group ministries followed particular teachers, snobbery forced people not to sit or talk with one another, based on what they had in life in material terms.
In general, when it came to spiritual things, the church in Cornith was a church that was fascinated by the spectacular and the flamboyant, forsaking the routine pathway of love that is grounded in truth. It might be referred to as the fellowship of confusion. And in that sense, there are striking resemblances to the church in the 21st century.
In Volume 2, Alistair Begg looks at chaters 5 and 6 of 1 Corinthians wherein Paul deals with the subjects of sexual immorality and lawsuits as they pertained to the Christians living in Corinth. Again, you will notice a striking resemblance to the Church in the 21st Century.« less