Cor. is a 16-chp. answer to this one question, ‘How do we live out the gospel in a pagan world? How should this message of a crucified-and-now-risen Saviour change us?
How should our Christianity relate to the culture around us and inside of us? Do we conform to society, or do we confront society with the gospel and with holy lives and a pure
O, if only we had a list of rules or a policy or code of conduct for everything! – Wouldn’t it make life much easier? – Wouldn’t it save us a lot of trouble, and a lot of conflict in the church? Not really. – It would satisfy the legalist inside us all, and lead to a room full of either dead
robots or proud Pharisees.
One of the reasons 1 Cor. 11 is such a tempting passage to ignore is because it is so controversial today. – Just reading some of these verses in polite company will either make a room go hushed & quiet, or erupt into debate – and that’s just from reading the verses, without making any comment on them!