St. Paul in this section of his letter to the Corinthians is dealing with an early form of what came to be known as the heresy of Gnosticism. If you read what surrounds the reading we have this weekend, you discover that the people in Corinth were doing things that are happening today. They were taking what St. Paul said out of context, and were distorting it in such a way that they could do whatever they wanted in their own perverted minds.
Paul was trying to teach them that they had a freedom because of who they are in Christ, but they were using that idea of freedom to act inappropriately. While there is more to the general word “immorality”, Paul was writing to the Corinthians with the very explicit attempt to correct their sexual immorality. Corinth was known to be a city of great perversions. And I do not believe it is too far of a stretch to say we are seeing the same things supported in our society today that they had then.
In Corinth, it was reported that there was a terrible disregard for the purpose of marriage. The problem ranged from infidelity, to not seeing marriage as …read more
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