by Harley Howard

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The Dangers of Carnality: Who is Paul? (3 of 28)
Series: The Epistle of 1 Corinthians
Harley Howard
1 Corinthians 3:1-7

1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

As we approach this third chapter, it is essential to see how the Corinthians were in such a state spiritually to where Paul could not teach them with any spiritual depth. This was the result of their carnality, which was demonstrated in their division over personalities and styles of preaching, rather than looking at all of God servants as that-servants. Instead, they should have given God the glory for allowing them the privilege of hearing His word and growing in Christ. Their divisiveness was as clear a picture of worldliness and walking in the ways of the world as anything else the world does.

Of course in today's church we suffer from the same problem but do not have the integrity to admit it. We are so filled with our own carnality that we are willing to lie to ourselves to believe that the real issue of being divided over personalities and styles of preachers is not carnality, even though the Bible is absolutely clear that it is. As we will see, this condition places us in the position spiritually where we cannot receive any depth of spiritual truth whatsoever and as such may fail to see our real spiritual condition before God as we plunge further and further away from Him and any hope of recovery.

There are many so-called churches that have long ago lost any hope of spiritual recovery and have adapted to that horrific state where God no longer can speak to them through the preached word. Instead they have their damnable traditions and entertainment, which allows them the freedom to indulge in their carnalities under the guise of spiritual growth and freedom-which does not exist!

I was watching a preacher from Chicago the other night right before bed and I watched just about 25 minutes of what he was ...

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