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Is Paul’s appeal in 1 Cor 15:3-8 based a call for blind faith or a demonstration of evidence? So what?

1 Cor 15:3-7 For I handed down to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brothers and sisters at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.


For the last week I have been posting questions on First Corinthians chapter 14. What is 1st Corinthians 14 about? Is it just a comparison between the gifts of prophecy and tongues or is more going on there?


Compare 2 Peter 1:16-18 with Matthew 17:1-9. Peter had a pretty good account to tell being a witness of the Transfiguration. What is your most startling testimony of the power and majesty of God?

2 Peter 1:16-18 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty. 17 For when He received honor and glory from God the Father, such a declaration as this was made to Him by the Majestic Glory: “This is My beloved Son with whom I am well pleased”— 18 and we ourselves heard this declaration made from heaven when we were with Him on the holy mountain.

Matthew 17:1-7 “… He was transfigured before them; and His face shone like the sun, and His garments became as white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Him. … a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell face down to the ground and were terrified. …”


Does 1 Cor 14:37-38 apply to all churches everywhere or just to the Corinthian church? How do you know?

1 Corinthians 14:37-38 “If anyone thinks that he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment. But if anyone does not recognize this, he is not recognized.”


What roles are closed to women in your church?

1 Corinthians 14:34 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. 35 If they desire to learn anything, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is improper for a woman to speak in church.


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