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1 Corinthians was addressed to the congregation which was made up primarily of paganism was located in Corinth At that time Corinth was a highly urbanized and religiously diverse city which made it very helpful to the early Christian movement Pauls first letter to the Corinthians he was answered numerous questions and demanded numerous changes ranging from the rich eating with the poor at the church suppers vv 1118-22 to curbing the acceptance of sexual immorality vv 51-13 to abstaining from taking fellow Christians to court vv 612-20 to answering the question on the acceptability of eating meat begot from pagan sacrifice vv 81-13 to the role of women in the church vv 112-16 to the importance of prophesying vv 141-40 and much much more Therefore in the chapter 15 of 1 Corinthians Paul was deeply concerned to correct Corinthians beliefs about the resurrection and he suggests that these beliefs do have definite behavioral consequences Hays 252 And the problem is that Corinthians do not believe the resurrection of the dead In the text we can see Paul asked to Corinthians that now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead But if there be no resurrection of the dead then is Christ not risen vv 1512-13 Throughout this point we can see that this problem is a big problem among in Corinthians It is because if Corinthians does not believe Christ is no resurrection from dead then it means their preaching is vain and their faith also is vain In additionally it is illogical for them to continue speaking in the name of Christ However we can break chapter 15 down into six parts to analyze each parts and Pauls response in each of them There are vv 1-11 The resurrection of Christ vv 12-19 Denial of resurrection of the dead vv 20-28 Because Christ has been raised all
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