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The First Letter to the Corinthians

            It has come to a general consensus among scholars that 1 Corinthians was written by the important Christian missionary Paul sometime in the decade of 50 A.D. It was written as a series of letters to the people of Corinth, Greece, an area in which Paul had worked to convert both Jews and Gentiles to the Christian faith. He wrote these letters to express his belief towards the immorality of the Corinthian church, which he felt was deprived of guidance for many years. Paul chose to write these letters in an effort to convey the word of Jesus and to strengthen their belief towards the Lord and savior of this Earth. One chapter I found most interesting in his letters was chapter 15 in which Paul discusses the resurrection of Jesus. This is the one of the most significant issues concerning nearly all religions, and it concerns the fate of man following their death. Paul believed that the inevitable resurrection of the body must be trusted through faith and he did what he could to reassure the people of Corinth in this passage. .
             Paul's objective in this passage was to show how the resurrection of Jesus is fact the basis of the Christian faith, to determine why Jesus was in fact raised from the dead, and to also reveal our own future resurrection from the dead. The reason why Paul stressed these important facts regarding Jesus' resurrection was because the Corinthian church was having concerns at the time about the resurrection of the dead. Coincidentally, there were teachers at the time of the Corinthian church that were claiming that there would not be any resurrection. But Paul wanted to answer these false accusations from these teachers by reminding them of the lessons they learned from the gospel which asserted the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He reminds them by saying, "For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures" (3-4).

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