April 12, 2015: Daily Bible Reading with Commentary for 1 Corinthians 15-16
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Context: In chapter 15, Paul criticizes those who denounce the resurrection. By denouncing the resurrection, you contradict a fundamental tenet of the Christian faith: Christ's resurrection. In the final chapter, Paul addresses a number of issues about which the Corinthians had likely written him and gives final instructions. He also includes his future travel plans so the Corinthians may know that he intends to visit with them and that he cares for them. He sends greetings from other Christians so that the Corinthians know they are not alone in the world and there are other Christians out there experiencing the same problems as they.
World History: Shortly before Paul wrote this letter, London was established and the first reference to diamonds occurs. Around the time Paul wrote this letter, Romans began using soap.