Corinthians I+II is a massive treatise on how the church and church members should behave. Basically it starts by saying we (Christians) have no right to judge people outside the church until we have our own house in order. Paul then proceeds to give a huge laundry list of do’s and don’ts. Some of it I find very good and some of it makes me cringe. The whole body is a temple concept comes from here. Also the big love chapter 1 Cor:13 which gets used at every wedding is here. Obama’s quote from his inauguration speech is in that chapter as well. Paul also goes on about how women should be submissive and not talk in church. 2 Cor:8 is interesting because it sort of advocates communism. Paul is pretty firm with his do’s and don’ts list but at the end of Corinthians he goes on to apologize about what a pain he can be, and he seems aware of his own bossiness and high horse. Reading these epistles are hard because we only have Paul’s half. I wonder what the letters and news he was getting from the churches was like to make him respond in this way.
Fine Corinthian Leather