BIBLE PICKINS: 1 CORINTHIANS

                                                                     1 Corinthians

The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians

In the port city of Corinth, in Greece, Paul was reminding his fellow Christians that there should be no divisions among them.  They should all be of the same mind and judgment. They should not be putting their own particular spin on the death and resurrection of Jesus.

{1:22} For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: {1:23} But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; {1:24} But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. {1:25} Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

How can God’s foolishness be wiser than man’s foolishness? How can God’s weakness be stronger than man’s weakness? Isn’t foolishness wisdom-free? If God had a stronger weakness than man doesn’t that mean he was weaker than man?

{3:18} Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. {3:19} For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.

 Okay, to become wise one must become a fool. Once you have become a fool you forget about worldly things and focus solely on God.
Let me get this straight: God makes man. God makes the world. God wants man to ignore the world and fixate on God.

  I’m getting a headache…

Paul’s train of thought jumps the rails: “ Now the body [is] not for fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.”

I heartily recommend that all Christians cease and desist fornicating immediately.

“Flee fornication, Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know yet not that your body is a temple of the Holy Ghost [which is] in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price. Therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s”
“[It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.”

Our modern usage of the word fornication refers to the sex act. Is this what Paul was talking about?

“Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.”

So, if you get married you will avoid fornication.

“I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, it is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.”
Burn? Is Paul referring to Hell or blue balls?

No circumcision required.

Paul says he has no “commandment” regarding virgins. He says it is good for a man to be one.

I don’t remember Jesus saying any of this stuff in the gospels. Do you think Paul is making this shit up?

“He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord. But he that is married careth for the things that are of the world, how he may please [his] wife. There is a difference [also] between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the lord, that she may be holy both in body and spirit; but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband.”

Paul was saying that if you are single pay attention to  the Lord. If you are married pay attention to the world, in spite of Paul’s earlier admonition to not pay attention to the world.

{10:15} The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

Of course not. Jesus’ alleged blood-filled body is in Heaven not at the dinner table.

{11:3} But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of every woman [is] man; and the head of Christ [is] God.

                                                        Girls, do you believe this?

{11:4} Every man praying or prophesying, having [his] head covered, dishonoureth his head. {11:5} But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with [her] head uncovered dishonoureth her head: for that is even all one as if she were shaven. {11:6} For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn: but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. {11:7} For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. {11:8}For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. {11:9} Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

                                                         Girls, do you believe this?

{14:34} Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but [they are commanded] to be under obedience, as also saith the law. {14:35} And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

                                                           Girls, do you believe it?

                                                                 I don’t believe it…

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About izziferreel

Freethinker. Drummer, Singer, Songwriter: The Third Eye, Blackbird13, The Avantguardians. Actor: Raving Maniacs, Feeding the Masses. Also produced, wrote and acted in my short film Lonelyman51. Writer: lyrics, radio drama, horror tales and social criticism.
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