Preliminary remarks 1 Corinthians 8.

13th July 2020

Preliminary remarks

1 Corinthians 8 is all about food sacrificed to idols.  We may think that this is not such an important thing in the 21st century but it is.   First of all, we need to ascertain what the ethical key is, then we can interpret what to do with food sacrificed to idols and how believers can decide what to eat if at all and when to eat.  Can this principle then be used as a universal principle somehow to cover other ethical topics within the church?

 

I find verses 5 and 6 interesting because it mentions how Paul viewed God.  The Trinity was not formulated for another 200 years in its final state, but we see it in its germ state here.  So, in verses 5 and 6 I will go on an excursion to look at this in the text but also to step outside of my remit because I think it is an important subject.   I will also step outside my remit and show that the Koranic view on the Trinity, although recorded with good conscience is mistaken and reasons for why it is mistaken.  I will use the Late Thomas Kosmades,  a Greek speaking Turkish theologian to help me understand the historical and archaeological background to this answer

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