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I always thought it was odd to use 'fell asleep' as a euphemism for death, here Paul uses it when he's talking about witnesses to Jesus' resurrection. Apparently believers expect to one day 'wake up' from death.

That Paul's a perceptive one, he says that if there is no resurrection of the dead then Christ cannot have been raised, making the preaching futile and the preachers false witnesses against God.

When the dead are resurrected they will have a heavenly body, different from their earthly body as the flesh cannot inherit the kingdom of heaven.

Paul ends with a request for money for the saints in Jerusalem and some details of his travel plans before wishing a curse on those with no love for the Lord.
wolfpurplemoon: a woman with long red hair wearing glasses and a deadpool t-shirt (wolfbiblemoon)
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Different followers get different gifts because they are like organs in a body, if they were all eyes then they wouldn't be able to smell. This also means that everyone needs everyone else in order to be whole.

Love is the greatest out of faith, hope and love.

There is no point speaking in tongues if noone understands and it doesn't do anything to strengthen the church. It is better to use words to teach and prophecy. But women are not to talk at all, if they want to ask a question in church they should wait till they get home and ask their husband.
wolfpurplemoon: a woman with long red hair wearing glasses and a deadpool t-shirt (wolfbiblemoon)
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Paul talks about whether he and the other preachers deserve a reward for leading the people to their salvation.

Paul warns his followers to avoid idol worship and states that pagan's are sacrificing to demons, and you shouldn't do that because then you may provoke God to his famous jealousy.

So yesterday I was reading that married men and women have equal rights to each other's bodies, but now Paul says that Christ is the head of every man and man is the head of a woman. And that a man should always worship with his head uncovered as he is the image and gory of God, but if a woman worships with her head uncovered then she might as well shave all her hair off. Also it is a disgrace to a man for him to have long hair but long hair is a woman's glory, thanks for the fashion tips Paul.
wolfpurplemoon: a woman with long red hair wearing glasses and a deadpool t-shirt (wolfbiblemoon)
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If someone calls themselves a Christian but continues to act immorally then other Christians should avoid associating with them, so it is OK to judge other Christians. And any legal disputes between Christians should be settled without going to a non-Christian court.

The unrighteous who will not inherit the kingdom of heaven include idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, thieves, drunkards and swindlers.

The reason God is against sexual immorality is because your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit so doesn't belong to you.

Married couples must have sexual relations to prevent them being tempted by Satan, and if you have sexual desires then get married. Only one of the couple has to be a believer because both will become sanctified, this is the only sort of marriage that can end in divorce if the non-believer asks for one.

If you're not married when you convert then you should probably stay that way (though God didn't give specific instructions on this, it is just Paul's opinion).

There is no need to continue sacrificing food to idols, and food doesn't bring you closer to God.
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God has made the wisdom of the world foolish because it doesn't know God, and even at his most foolish he is wiser than any human wisdom.

The followers are being told not to exalt particular church leaders but to all follow Jesus, they must learn to not go beyond what is written.

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