Preacher religion is alive and well in the world. We could name names of those men and women who others follow and proclaim they are “the best;” Just like in Corinth they say with their best snooty voice: “I belong to Paul and you don’t. ” Snootiness was alive and well in Corinth and it is today. This is not sin but carnality or immaturity which is evidenced in attitudes and behavior.
Like the Corinthians we are called, chosen, sanctified and saints; therefore we should be humble. Instead we often are snooty acting like unbelievers—-not called, chosen saints of God. The proof is in the pudding; divisions, quarrels and strife as well as elevating men above Christ.
Paul sets out to challenge them to grow up and quit depending on others to feed them because they have the mind of Christ! Paul now asks them and us as well, why are you still acting like little children and like unregenerate people instead of born again saints of God! I want to feed you meat but your infantile behavior leaves me no choice but to continue to provide you only baby food. Paul pinpointed the problem which was snootiness! They were puffed up and forgetting their calling! They were not discerning with their renewed mind of Christ.
This is an ‘ouch’ to us as well. How often do we tilt our noses with an air of snootiness rather than a humility of spirit.
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There is more New Testament text written specifically about the Church in Corinth than about any other church.
When Paul wrote his two letters to them, what was the name of the man who was overseeing and controlling all aspects of the church, without delegating specific authority to anyone else in Corinth?
Matthew, unfortunately I cannot allow you to continue on this path. I have many who come to read and my biggest fear is that you will destroy their faith as you have sought to do with mine. But my faith is pretty strong and I have attempted to give you evidence but it has been rejected. I know that God has allowed this into my life to test my faith that it not be found wanting but I cannot allow you to destroy those who come with new faith, weak faith or no faith. You are responsible to God for your own faith but you cannot have this forum as your way of destroying other’s faith. I am responsible for my writing, my insights that the Holy Spirit has given to me and I am also responsible to encourage others in the faith. Your comments have been removed for the very reason that you do not exhibit a teachable spirit, a humble spirit nor a spirit to edify. I am sorry it has come to this but I have made that executive decision for the protection of myself and also others.