1 corinthians 14:33 commentary

... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. aux Corinthiens, for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. Some say religious unity is impossible, but this is not what the Bible teaches. Because God. Paul’s context in 1 Corinthians 14 is more focused on what the Corinthian Christians do when they come together as a church than on what they do in their own devotional life. The Greek word for confusion often signifies the political tumults of cities, and here indicates that there had been very decided disorders in Corinthian assemblies. It unquestionably so lay in the apostle’s own mind. God originally created the earth with such perfection and beauty that the angels shouted with joy!Our Creator does all things in an organized manner and completes all His works in exquisite splendor. As in all the churches of the saints, let the women keep silence in the churches. They should always in the sanctuary demean themselves in a reverent manner, and with such decorum as becomes people when they are in the presence of a holy and pure God, and engaged in his worship. This could only lead to perplexity and disharmony. … On the other hand, the ref[2179] to the example of the other Churches appropriately concludes the Apostle’s appeals on the weighty subject, of universal interest, which has occupied him throughout this chapter. Having dealt with different aspects of ministry Paul now refers all his arguments to God. Religion does not produce it; and the tendency of tumult and confusion is to drive religion away. (33) For God is not the author of confusion.—Better, For God is the God, not of confusion, but of peace. untersucht, ii. Let us, therefore, bear in mind, that, in judging as to the servants of Christ, this mark must be kept in view — whether or not they aim at peace and concord, and, by conducting themselves peaceably, avoid contentions to the utmost of their power, provided, however, we understand by this a peace of which the truth of God is the bond. the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets: For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. A couple of comments are in order regarding this evidence. "As in all the churches of the saints"-these rules that governed the public worship applied to all congregations. 1 Fee gives the textual evidence as follows: “Most MSS (including P 46 A B K Ψ 0243 33 81 1739 Maj) include these verses here [after v. 33]; they are found after v. 40 in D F G 88* a b d f g Ambrosiaster Sedulius-Scotus, thus the entire Western tradition” (The First Epistle to the Corinthians [NICNT] 699, n. 1). As in all the Churches. In 1 Corinthians 10:17 Paul said the Lord's Supper (observing it every Sunday) is one of the things that unifies true Christians. We must be part of the one church built by Christ instead of belonging to a church built by man. The as, taking into its grasp 1 Corinthians 14:33, necessarily includes under one glance all the laws laid down by Paul for the Corinthian Church, under the great maxim that God is author of order alone, and places them under the sanction of the then Catholic Church. “I have hitherto enjoined upon you nothing that is not observed in all the Churches, and, in this manner, they are maintained in peace. It will not prompt many to speak or pray at once; nor will it justify tumultuous and noisy assemblages. While the Greeks were at the very top of the world’s learning, it was confined to the men. He is the God who, at the beginning of the world, arranged everything in order. That is calm, serious, orderly, heavenly. The comparison (875) does not refer merely to what was said immediately before, but to the whole of the foregoing representation. Or stop at "peace," and connect, "As in all churches of the saints, let your women keep silence in the churches.". Ép. This confirms our view of 1 Corinthians 14:30-32. As the next verse shows, religious division is usually based on the fact that people are not willing to truly accept and follow the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 14:34-35. Throughout history people have not been satisfied with God's church so men and women have created alternative groups that offer people a variety of other beliefs and practices. And this can in fact be seen as looking back to all he has been saying about controlling the ministry to His people, not just to the last verses. God does not cause wild behaviour and he does not approve of it. . And this may even have been exacerbated by the fact that the women sat separately from the men as they did in the synagogue. And peace was to reign, not confusion, so that this was not in view. of peace, harmony, unity, and concord among his prophets and teachers, and so of order, for the former cannot be without the latter; where there is no order in the ministry, there can be no peace among the ministers, nor comfort in the churches; but God is the God of peace, he calls for, requires, disposes, and approves of peace and order among all his people: as in all churches of the saints. Other leading editors (Tisch., Mr[2173], Hn[2174], Hf[2175], Bt[2176], Gd[2177]) link this qualification to the following context; but it comes in clumsily before the impv[2178] of 1 Corinthians 14:34, and the repetition of is particularly awkward. The Greek word for confusion often signifies the political tumults of cities, and here indicates that there had been very decided disorders in Corinthian assemblies. In all the churches God is a God of peace (irreconcileable with fanatical disorders); let Him not among you In all the churches God is a God of peace (irreconcileable with fanatical disorders); let Him not among you seem to be a God of confusion (cf. "God is not a God of confusion"-"disorder, unruliness, disruption..a state of confusion, conflict and disorder." 1 Corinthians: Conclusions of 14:33-35 Because Paul’s letter is a high context communication, it is difficult to discern what was happening in 1 st Century Corinth—it is even more difficult to extract principles that can add evidence to the complementarian versus egalitarian debate. As in all the churches of the saints. He has rather been giving them the example of the worldwide church and the instruction of the God of peace. Taking a closer look at 1 Corinthians 14, se see the overall concern is orderly assemblies. Speaking sacramentally, we refer to the bread as the body of Christ and the wine as His blood in order to proclaim that He is truly present when we sit at His table. For God is the God, not of confusion, but of. That is why Paul has instructed them in line with the behaviour of all the churches. 33. Verse by verse study through 1 Corinthians. He has not simply been attacking them. Apparently, not only was the worship services being disrupted by selfish prophets and tongue-speakers, it had also been disrupted by a certain group of women. Here he teaches them, among spiritual gifts, which they should prefer, and by what rules they should make comparison. Let it be your care, therefore, to borrow, what other Churches have found by experience to be salutary, and most profitable for maintaining peace.” His explicit mention of the term saints is emphatic — as if with the view of exempting rightly constituted Churches from a mark of disgrace. 1 Corinthians 14:33 New King James Version 33 For God is not the author of [ a]confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. Although Catholicism uses this word to describe the deceased (some are considered for sainthood if they meet certain criteria), the Bible repeatedly portrays saints as living Christians. Yet, in the meantime, the most of persons fly into a rage about nothing, or they trouble the Church, from a desire that they may, by some means, rise into view, and may seem to be somewhat. Jesus' church is not the only one that exists in the world; there are thousands of counterfeit assemblies (churches). James Rosscup writes that "This was the great work in the life of the versatile Dean of Canterbury. He begins the chapter, 1 Corinthians 10:1–4. “So in all the churches of the saints, let the women be silent in the churches; for it is not permitted them to gabble, but let them be subordinate, as truly the law says.” This is simply a continuation of the Pauline strictures on the disorders prevalent in the Corinthian church, resultant from this incorrigible enthusiasm after the deep things of God, which certainly was highly commendable within itself, but by no means out of harmony with the order necessary to mutual edification. Therefore every spirit which is from him, must be capable of control. When men pretend to be influenced by the Spirit of God in doing what God forbids, whether in disturbing the peace and order of the church, by insubordination, violence or abuse, or in any other way, we may be sure that they are either deluded or impostors. He reminded the Corinthians about unity ( 1 Corinthians 12:12-31) and rebuked them for not having it ( 1 Corinthians 1:10; 1 Corinthians 3:3). It unquestionably so lay in the apostle’s own mind. Denomination: Nazarene. We must, indeed, in the first place, make it our aim, that the truth of God may, without contention, maintain its ground; but if the wicked resist, we must set our face against them, and have no fear, lest the blame of the disturbances should be laid to our charge. It is a well- known fact that the heathens never did, neither do they now, educate their women. is a word of the LXX and later Gr[2168], denoting civil disorder or mutiny; it recalls the and of 1 Corinthians 1:10 f., 1 Corinthians 11:18 f., to which emulation in the display of spiritual powers seems to have contributed.—“As it is in all the Churches of the saints”: in evidence of the “peace” which God confers on human society, P. can point to the conduct of Church meetings in all other Christian communities—a feature proper to “assemblies of the saints”. For accursed is that peace of which revolt from God is the bond, and blessed are those contentions by which it is neces sary to maintain the kingdom of Christ. It also demonstrates lack of submission as they disrupt the words of the male public speakers, and is unnecessary because they can ask at home. by nailing fast his directions with the authority of the, of the then small Christendom. God is never the author of confusion, so that anything that causes confusion is not of God. Here is a final and solemn reason why the prophets of Cor[2169] should practise self-control and mutual deference: cf.1 Corinthians 11:16; also 1 Corinthians 1:2 b, and note; 1 Corinthians 16:1.—On the connexion of the clause, see Ed[2170] or El[2171] W.H[2172] attach it to 1 Corinthians 14:31, regarding 1 Corinthians 14:32-33 a as a parenthesis; but this breaks the continuity of 1 Corinthians 14:31-32; nor does it appear that “all the churches” had the superabundance of prophets that necessitated the restrictions imposed in 1 Corinthians 14:29-31. akatastasia. This church can also be identified by using the information entitled "An overview of New Testament Christianity" located at the end of this commentary. This devotional on 1 Corinthians 14:33 points out that obedience is key to defeating chaos and distraction because God is not the author of confusion. Ép. God has given us the "perfect law of liberty" ( James 1:25) and told us to follow the "one faith" ( Ephesians 4:5) which was delivered "once for all time" to the saints ( Jude 1:3). "for"-The reason behind the instruction found in the previous verses. Let your women, &c. — The last clause of the preceding verse is by some critics, and among the rest Bishop Pearce, joined with this, so as to make this sense; as in all the churches of the saints, let your women keep silence in the churches, namely, of Achaia. Unlike in the mystery religions, which were not to be taken as a model of Christian behaviour, God's prime concern for His people is peace. [2171] C. J. Ellicott’s St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians. Home >> Bible Studies >> 1 Corinthians >> 1 Corinthians 10:14-33 These small group studies of 1 Corinthians contain outlines, cross-references, Bible study discussion questions, and applications. to the Corinthians, St. Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians, Commentaire sur la prem. [2173] Meyer’s Critical and Exegetical Commentary (Eng. 2 (2te Auflage, 1874). Paul formerly permitted women to give testimony in worship services (11:4-16). Jesus used this word in Matthew 16:18 to say He would establish only one church ( Matthew 16:18). I have frequently known the showers fall so copiously during the introductory service that when the time arrived for me to preach the roar of fifty people preaching at once without stopping simply forced me to utilize this Scripture, telling them that God’s order required them to be silent while I preached to the multitude who had been attracted thither by the Pentecostal uproar and were going fast down to death, the Lord in mercy giving us and them that precious opportunity to save them from Hell. Greetings In The Holy Name Of Jesus Yahshuah, My sisters and brothers, I come to … 1 Corinthians 14 1-Corinthians 14:34 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." , necessarily includes under one glance all the laws laid down by Paul for the Corinthian Church, under the great maxim that God is author of order alone, and places them under the sanction of the then Catholic Church. ◄1 Corinthians 14:33 ► For God is not the authorof confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. At Corinth one evil of neglecting the principles of order just laid down was that women spoke in the public assemblies. For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. As in all the churches of the saints.'. references to encouragement and consolation (1 Cor 14:3, 31) and the scene describing the ideal exercise of prophecy (1 Cor 14:24–25). Note here the denial that God is the author of any manifestations that disturb peace. Compare 2 Corinthians 6:5. We must be part of the one church built by Christ. Grateful he may be, and he may and will express his gratitude; prayerful he will be, and he will pray; anxious for others he will be, and he will express that anxiety; but it will be with seriousness, tenderness, love; with a desire for the order of God's house, and not with a desire to break in upon and disturb all the solemnities of public worship. This term is found in every New Testament book except Galatians,, James, Second and Third John. It is not limited to this particular case. Jesus "never" knew these men and women because they "never" became part of the one spiritual body He purchased with His blood ( Acts 20:28). No additional words are needed to be understood. The Church is the Church of God, and should bear on it the moral image of its King: there should be order, therefore, not confusion, in their assemblies. If division in a local congregation is bad ( 1 Corinthians 1:10), what can be said about the disunity that comes from thousands of "different churches"? 13. [2169] Corinth, Corinthian or Corinthians. Useful Bible Studies > 1 Corinthians Commentary > chapter 14. Verses 14-33 spell out Paul’s bottom line in the matter of idol-meats. A. Beet’s St. Paul’s Epp. Scripture: Genesis 1, 1 Corinthians 14:33, Matthew 11:28-30. As in all churches of the saints.—It is best to make these words read as the commencement of the next subject, thus:—As in all the churches of the saints, let the women keep silence in the churches. 1 Corinthians 14:33 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Corinthians 14:33, NIV: "For God is not a God of disorder but of peace--as in all the congregations of the Lord's people." Так бывает во всех церкваÑ. He definitely wants women involved in the public gatherings of the body of Christ. The. In fact, Jesus issued a strong warning about these imitations in Matthew 7:22-23 : "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many mighty works? This is as true now as it was then. 1:10, 11; 14:26). (876). Under these circumstances I have frequently quoted this verse, “The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets; for God is not the author of confusion, but of peace.” “So now please keep your hallelujahs on the inside till I preach to these people, then you can turn loose again if you want to.” So gospel history repeats itself. About Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. and by Westcott and Hort, though the latter regard the words and the spirits - of peace as parenthetical. And that such claims of being moved by the divine Spirit to disorder are false, is clear from this solemn fact, that. Thus, we can conclude that Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians 14:33-35 are not saying what might first appear as black ink on white paper, lest he be guilty of contradicting himself. At Corinth one evil of neglecting the principles of order just laid down was that women spoke in the public assemblies. God has promised to save those who "hold fast His word" ( 1 Corinthians 15:2). To suppose that God inspires His prophets to speak two or three at a time, to make a tumult in the Church and refuse control, would be to suppose Him the author of confusion, of chaos instead of cosmos.— (see parls.) Paul here appeals to them, and says that this was the fact wherever the true religion was spread, that it tended to produce peace and order. The religious world says unity is not possible, but God says we cannot have New Testament Christianity without unity. Trans.). aux Corinthiens (Eng. Reply 1 Corinthians 14:33 Context. [2170] T. C. Edwards’ Commentary on the First Ep. "Orderly reverence is a mark of the churches." Today this church still exists and it can often be found in many communities by seeking out a group that designates itself as the "church of Christ." Such chattering in church is shameful because it breaks down the atmosphere and indicates insufficient reverence. And we may learn, therefore: (1) That where there is disorder, there is little religion. The first century church was unified in "heart and soul" ( Acts 4:32). 1 Corinthians 14 1-Corinthians 14:35 The women are to keep silent in the churches; for they are not permitted to speak, but are to subject themselves, just as the Law also says. No additional words are needed to be understood. [2172] Westcott and Hort’s The New Testament in Greek: Critical Text and Notes. Chrysostom believed that 1 Corinthians 14:36-38 applied to 14:34-35 only, showing that it was an important command, and that women must in submission. The worship of the idols in Corinth was characterized by frenzy and disorder.."The Corinthians must therefore cease worship that reflects the pagan deities more than the God whom they have come to know..God is neither characterized by disorder nor the cause of it in the assembly." The Greek word here used justifies this conclusion. 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