1 CORINTHIANS 13. INTRODUCTION. BY FABIAN MASSA

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1 CORINTHIANS 13. INTRODUCTION. BY FABIAN MASSA

Before entering 1 Corinthians 13, it is necessary to remember that originally Paul (and no other) gave the message by "chapters and verses". The order in chapters and verses was made much later, looking for the information, I found the following [1]:

"It is said that the division of the Bible into chapters is due to the English clergyman Stephen Langton [2], who later became the archbishop of Canterbury. He carried it out at the beginning of the thirteenth century, when he was a teacher at the University of Paris. " The article also names Robert Estienne who three centuries later divided the chapters into verses, as we know them today, I leave the information that appears in Wikipedia about it [3]: "Robert Estienne (Paris, 1503 - Geneva, September 7 of 1559), also known as Robertus Stephanus, was a French printer and humanist. Influenced by the work of the Masoretes in the Old Testament, Estienne or D 'Etienne divided the New Testament into verses in the year 1551 ... Estienne was then living in Geneva, in Switzerland. The first Bible that totally included the division of chapters and verses was the so-called Bible of Geneva, which, posthumously, was published in 1560, in Switzerland. The editors of the Geneva Bible opted for the chapters of Stephen Langton and verses of Robert Estienne noting the great utility they had for the memorization, localization and comparison of biblical passages. "


The division into chapters and verses is a very important tool to be able to study and find the passages in the Bible, but this practical division should not "divide" the message, which obviously is ONE. When Paul writes saying in 1 Co 12.31 B he says: "Now I am going to show you a more excellent way", he announced to the Corinthians (and to us) that there is a better way of doing things: With the perfect Love that God gave us . And why do I say that? Because from the reading of the previous chapters it is deduced that the Corinthians did not reflect the love of Christ:

1 Corinthians 1: 10-14 They had sectarian divisions among themselves, having stopped following Christ to follow men.

1 Corinthians 1: 15 to 2.16 They had more preference for wisdom (philosophy) than for the message of the cross.

1 Corinthians 3: 1-23 The Corinthians were not born again, and a proof of their carnality was the sectarian divisions and rivalries between them.

1 Corinthians 4: 1-18 By their very carnality they could not only fully understand the Scripture, but they could not recognize the Apostolic Ministry of Paul nor receive the Christian message.

1 Corinthians 5: 1-13 Sexual immorality was tolerated within the Church. How are we today with this issue?

1 Corinthians 6: 1-11 The lawsuits within the congregation and the inability of their pastors to lay doctrine. Any resemblance to the current Church is purely coincidental.

1 Corinthians 6: 1-20 The sexual immorality rooted in the congregation.

1 Corinthians 7 Paul notes the lack of pastoral advice on marriage in the Corinthian churches. This is also observed today: How can a pastor attend a congregation of 5,000 members, if in addition to this he passes it on "Holy Tour" half of the year?

1 Corinthians 8 The lack of discernment of the Corinthians to identify idolatry within their daily lives. As today, where many "devout Christians" continue with the idolatry represented by the horoscope, Haloween, the Carnivals, participate actively or passively in the Olympics and in ecumenical movements with other religions "because all roads lead to God" being this one great lie of the New Age, only the Truth is valid: The only Way to the Father is Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 9 Paul has to defend his Apostleship and the Christian Message from the apparent apostasy of the Corinthians. The Corinthians did not want to be preached the Truth, preferring the pious lies of their pastors and prophets ... Just like today.

1 Corinthians 10 Paul warns them that just as they were going, most of them will not enter the Kingdom. Like now, Mega Churches full of people, of which only a handful have been born again. Know my esteemed ones, that just as happened in Exodus, that only 2 went into Palestine (as the prophet David does in Psalm 95, see Hebrews 3.8) so it will be with most of the current "Christians", those that warm chairs Sunday after Sunday, that speak in "Angelic Languages" that "are filled with the Holy Spirit" that walk "From Victoria to Victoria" but that do not discern half a verse for themselves, most will remain without entering the Kingdom.

1 Corinthians 11.1-16 Christ is the head of a man, and the man of his wife. CHRIST, not the "Anointed One." In chapter 12 this is clearly stated.

1 Corinthians 11.16-34 The discernment "The Lord's Supper" is to understand the New Testament, LIVE in the New Testament and stop once and for all from preaching the New Living in the Old Covenant (Tithes, ritual fasts, ritual offerings, dead works of the flesh).

1 Corinthians 12.1-11 The Corinthians boasted of their "gifts" without understanding that they had received them by grace. In the same way that now the Super Ministers (Apostles, Pastors, Prophets, Prosperity Ministers, Adorers, Psalmists, Composers and other charlatans) believe that the "Anointed" are the only ones who have the "Holy Spirit" to understand the Message of Christ, and take it out of context by twisting the Gospel. When it is evident from Paul's message, that he who receives a gift from God is by unmerited grace and with the purpose of serving the Church.

1 Corinthians 12: 12-31 A In the New Covenant, no member is more important than another. In contrast to the VERTICALITY of the A. Pact, the N Covenant is (or should) characterized by HORIZONTALITY, that is, we are all equal in importance and the one who received something is for the building up of the Body of Christ, the Church.


1 Corinthians 12.12-31 B Finish this section with Paul's promise to teach us a more excellent Way, the Love of God, for the next installment
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1 CORINTHIANS 13. INTRODUCTION. BY FABIAN MASSA
LACK OF LOVE OF GOD, FALSE DISCIPLES, FALSE TEACHERS, FALSE PROPHETS. 1 CORINIOS 13.


[1]https://www.jw.org/en/publicaciones/revistas/la-atalaya-2016-numero2-marzo/capitulos-versiculos-de-la-biblia/
[2] Stephen Langton (c. 1150 - July 9, 1228) was an English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop of Canterbury between 1207 and his death in 1228. Cardinal Langton is credited with having divided the Bible into an arrangement modern standard of the chapters that are used today. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Langton

[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Estienne

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