This was not the custom in any other churches, therefore the example of other churches was against such a practice. 33, а к ст. Paul used a similar expression in. 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. The word church (ekklesia) is discussed in the commentary on, 18. While Paul is regulating the tongue-speakers and prophets, he sees the need to regulate the conduct of some ladies in Corinth. 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. Trans.). When people will not fully submit to Jesus' authority and the word of God, the end result is religious division. As in all the churches of the saints. He definitely wants women involved in the public gatherings of the body of Christ. 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. Paul formerly permitted women to give testimony in worship services (11:4-16). Since Jesus established only "one church," the thousands of denominations that now exist were started by others (individuals as well as groups of people). The word "saints" (hagios) meant "set apart for God's use." It is the character of God that determines what is proper worship. It prevented God being the author of confusion. The Greek word here used justifies this conclusion. See Luke 21:9. And peace was to reign, not confusion, so that this was not in view. As in all churches of the saints - As was everywhere apparent in the churches. In each of the above interpretations, the conclusion is the same: 1 Corinthians 14 teaches that women are to be silent in the general assembly of the church. This is as true now as it was then. 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. Verses 14-33 spell out Paul’s bottom line in the matter of idol-meats. 33. 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”. 1 Corinthians 14:33. 30 If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace. The gospel, new and strange to those people so recently converted out of heathenism, and especially when so wonderfully augmented and intensified by those powerful spiritual gifts, filling the women as well as the men with a flaming zeal to catch and remember every word as enunciated by the speaker, we are not surprised that the wives, sitting by their husbands, ever and anon spoke to them, asking information about what the preacher was saying. Here he teaches them, among spiritual gifts, which they should prefer, and by what rules they should make comparison. 33.For God is not of confusion. 2. (33) For God is not the author of confusion.—Better, For God is the God, not of confusion, but of peace. 1 Corinthians 10:1–4. David Guzik commentary on 1 Corinthians, in which Paul addresses the problem of divisions in the church in Corinth, and how the wisdom of God triumphs. by nailing fast his directions with the authority of the, of the then small Christendom. Different groups with different ideas created confusion and tensions (e.g., 1 Cor. (Willis p. 511), 1. And this may even have been exacerbated by the fact that the women sat separately from the men as they did in the synagogue. 1 Corinthians 14:40, NASB: "But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner." This church can also be identified by using the information entitled "An overview of New Testament Christianity" located at the end of this commentary. Therefore every spirit which is from him, must be capable of control. akatastasia. 33 For God is not a God of disorder(A)but of peace(B)—as in all the congregations(C)of the Lord’s people. 1 Corinthians 14:33King James Version (KJV) 33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 33.And that such claims of being moved by the divine Spirit to disorder are false, is clear from this solemn fact, that God is not the author of confusion. 1:10, 11; 14:26). At Corinth one evil of neglecting the principles of order just laid down was that women spoke in the public assemblies. Ép. Paul spoke about unity in the Roman letter ( Romans 12:4; Romans 12:16). This precedent shows the incorrectness of later scholars, who, in opposition to all ancient authority, bring this clause to begin the following paragraph, making it read: “As in all the Churches of the saints let your women keep silence in the Churches.” The jingle of the double use of, , here, is offensive; which Dr. Hodge covers up, but does not remove, by illegitimately translating: “As is the case in all other Christian Churches, let your women keep silence in the public assemblies.” Some of the old commentators have thought necessary to insert “I teach” after, in them, that Paul intends to adduce. John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Hodge's Commentary on Romans, Ephesians and First Corintians, Living By Faith: Commentary on Romans & 1st Corinthians. "As in all the churches of the saints"-these rules that governed the public worship applied to all congregations. 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. Then it was new and impetuous, like a river leaping from his mountain source with awful roar, foam and demonstration; but after rolling on hundreds of miles, joined by many tributaries, he deepens and broadens into a mighty arm of the sea, bearing on his heaving bosom the commerce of many nations. 1 Corinthians 14:40 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 1 Corinthians 14:40, NIV: "But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way." Verse by verse study through 1 Corinthians. ... Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. 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. 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. (873) We must understand the word Author, or some term of that kind. The Woman Left Back Series Contributed by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jan 6, 2020 | 749 views. He begins the chapter, , 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. [2170] T. C. Edwards’ Commentary on the First Ep. 2 (2te Auflage, 1874). Although verse33deals with the first century spiritual gifts, this passage contains an important principle about denominationalism (it tells us the religious division and confusion that exists in the world is not from God). This is a truth of wide application. 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. Our Creator does all things in an organized manner and completes all His works in exquisite splendor. 1 Corinthians 14:33b-35 is not a quotation. 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. "Orderly reverence is a mark of the churches." Having dealt with different aspects of ministry Paul now refers all his arguments to God. 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. 1 Corinthians Commentary. (4) all those pretended conversions, however sudden and striking they may be, which are attended with disorder, and confusion, and public outcries, are to be suspected. God has promised to save those who "hold fast His word" ( 1 Corinthians 15:2). The comparison (875) does not refer merely to what was said immediately before, but to the whole of the foregoing representation. references to encouragement and consolation (1 Cor 14:3, 31) and the scene describing the ideal exercise of prophecy (1 Cor 14:24–25). If anything else causes confusion in their meetings, such as too much prophecy, then God is also not its author. Here Jesus spoke of people who belonged to a group that professed to love and serve Him, but Jesus said He "never" knew these people. [2176] J. 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." It unquestionably so lay in the apostle’s own mind. 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." 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. And He will not support anything that disturbs that peace. The religious world says unity is not possible, but God says we cannot have New Testament Christianity without unity. This is the reason why the spirits of the prophets must be assumed to be subject to the prophets. Jesus' church is not the only one that exists in the world; there are thousands of counterfeit assemblies (churches). 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. He has not simply been attacking them. It is a well- known fact that the heathens never did, neither do they now, educate their women. 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. But the earth had somehow become formless and chaotic so that God had to refashion it before man could be created. 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. At Corinth one evil of neglecting the principles of order just laid down was that women spoke in the public assemblies. Religion does not produce it; and the tendency of tumult and confusion is to drive religion away. No person who is under its influence is disposed to engage in scenes of confusion and disorder. “I have hitherto enjoined upon you nothing that is not observed in all the Churches, and, in this manner, they are maintained in peace. 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. But this statement is also a finalising statement. For God is not (the author) of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. [2175] J. C. K. von Hofmann’s Die heilige Schrift N.T. No additional words are needed to be understood. 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. 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. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, hōs en pasais tais ekklēsiais tōn hagiōn. 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. The religious world relishes division because it "gives people a choice," but God says He is "not the author" (KJV) of confusion and division. 25 Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. Rather than being unruly, one who speaks God’s message must be peaceful. As in all the churches of the saints, let the women keep silence in the churches. 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. The church of Corinth was noted for the disorder rampant in that assembly (verse 33). So the Holiness Movement, at first impetuous and uproarious, is now broadening over the whole world, and exploring the deep mysteries of God’s Word and Spirit in the latent experiences wrought by the silent lightning in the deep interior of the subterranean regions of the fallen human spirit; thus moving on in silent majesty to conquer the world for Christ and bring back the King of Glory. Ours is a supernatural faith, and we expect a supernatural meeting with the Lord in the sacrament. If he wills order to prevail in the church, he never impels men to be disorderly. Taking a closer look at 1 Corinthians 14, se see the overall concern is orderly assemblies. Therefore God doesn"t cause people to roll on the floor, faint, or lose control in the worship. And we may learn, therefore: (1) That where there is disorder, there is little religion. the deduction drawn in 1 Corinthians 11:3. * [14:20–22] The Corinthians pride themselves on tongues as a sign of God’s favor, a means of direct communication with him . Paul also spoke about unity in Ephesians 2:13-14. [2167] Calvin’s In Nov. Testamentum Commentarii. "God is not a God of confusion"-"disorder, unruliness, disruption..a state of confusion, conflict and disorder." Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for 1 Corinthians 14:33 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources ... Sermon Notes for 1 Corinthians 13:13 ← Prior Section. Thousands of counterfeit assemblies ( churches ) the men as they did in the sacrament an manner. Impossible, but of peace and love, as in all the churches the... One of the saints. ' their mouths which he has rather been giving them the example of versatile... The only one that exists in the meat market without raising any on! 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