Item description for Where Does Christian Freedom End?: First Corinthians Chapter Eight Exegetical Commentary Series (Exegetical Commentary) by Spiros Zodhiates...
Overview Where Does Christian Freedom End? Dr. Zodhiates discusses the issue of Christian liberty as one relates to weaker brethren, non-believers, and the community in which he lives. the commentary is based on the conflicts experienced by believers in Corinth who were making an effort not to offend those weaker in the faith. Contains Greek and Scripture indexes.
The city of Corinth during New Testament times was filled with temples where the people sacrificed animals to idols they considered to be gods. Thus, when the Apostle Paul preached the gospel in Corinth (Acts 18:1-17) and both Jews and Gentiles were saved, he had also the task of discipling the Christians in matters concerning idols they had once worshiped.Now that these converts believed in the true God and forsook idols as Jesus Christ became their Lord and the true God became their Father, Paul taught them that the idols considered as gods by the heathen were nonentities. They were mere figments of the imagination of man.A practical question faced by these new Christians in Corinth regarded the food they should eat. The meats that were sacrificed to idols were available in the marketplace for purchase, including the Christians. Since these meats were cheaper and the idols were considered nonentities by the Christians, Paul believed and taught that eating this food was up to each individual Christian's conscience. Paul claimed that food does not commend us to God, nor does it detract from the relationship of man to God (1 Cor. 8:8).The main point addressed in this commentary was the question about whether or not eating this food would offend a "weak" brother. This chapter was written by Paul to help develop the conscience to the point that the believer does not merely do that which pleases him, but that which brings glory to God.
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Studio: AMG Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.28" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.35" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2004
Publisher AMG Publishers
Series Exegetical Commentary
ISBN 0899574696 ISBN13 9780899574691
Availability 0 units.
More About Spiros Zodhiates
Spiros Zodhiates was a recognized authority on the Greek New Testament, and had edited and edition of the Modern Greek New Testament. Dr. Zodhiates was formerly the president of AMG International (Advancing the Ministries of the Gospel) a worldwide evangelistic and relief ministry. He had authored more than 150 exegetical books and booklets in both the Greek and English languages. He was the main editor for the Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible, which has sold over 1.8 million copies since 1984. Dr. Zodhiates passed away in October 2009.
Spiros Zodhiates currently resides in Chattanooga, in the state of Tennessee.
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