The key to understanding any idea, statement or position is to examine its premise. What underlying assumptions must be made for an idea to make sense? What motivations drive these assumptions? Once you are able to examine an argument in this way, even the most clever intellectuals are quickly put to shame. No matter how sophisticated the theology of the elite in Roman Corinth, because their assumptions were predicated on human principles, nothing they said could ever pass muster with Paul and everything they did caused division in the church. Why? Because from the Bible’s point of view, if it’s a human word, it is naturally selfish. So what is an apostle to do? Take a stand against all sides and do so at your own expense. Richard and Fr. Marc discuss 1 Corinthians 12.
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