Summary Of Paul's Letter To Corinthian Religion

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As God has been working toward reconciling the world back to himself he has also been redeeming and restoring it. In Acts, Peter is recorded as saying, “Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything…(The Holy Bible).” Then, in Revelation, John writes about God creating a new heavens and a new earth, and after this John writes, “He who was seated on the throne said, ‘I am making everything new!’ (The Holy Bible).” This has been God’s plan all along: taking what he created perfect, and restoring it to its original perfection. However, this process is not something humanity has to wait on, for Paul writes in his letter to the Corinthian church, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has…show more content…
I have endured painful circumstances and have encountered other people walking through similarly painful moments. When we enter into these seasons it seems we are “scrambling” to either find a reason for our suffering or to hide from what we are feeling. This reaction is based in fear and anxiety. Yet, responding in such a way neglects an essential truth: there is hope. In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthian church he begins to debunk theories which were spreading regarding the afterlife. Apparently the Corinthian church had people teaching there was no resurrection of the dead, which means Jesus stayed dead. As Paul is working through the truth of the resurrection of the dead he declares something which resonates through the years to us today. He writes, “’Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death is your victory? Where, O death is your sting (The Holy Bible)?’” Paul declares death to be beaten, and hope is now reigning in its place. The Jesus who is working towards restoring our world has defeated the ultimate enemy, and because of this all therapists can trust in God’s ability to bring restoration to even the darkest

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