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Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians (Part two)
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; he is a petty, unjust, unforgiving, control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty, ethnic-cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” (q. in The God Delusion)
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ – the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort.” (v.3)
“So they enjoyed a time of peace and building up, growing in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 9:31)
Learning from the Corinthians
Because they were divided!
Because they were following personalities!
Because they were relying on their own wisdom & understanding - not God’s!
Because they were proud!