Even though there was division at Corinth, Paul realized unity was still possible. I thank God that not one of you I baptized, except Crispus and Gaius; lest any one should say that for my name you were baptized. This cannot mean that they were to be united in precisely the same shades of opinion, which is impossible - but that their minds were to be disposed toward each other with mutual good will, and that they should live in harmony. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/1-corinthians-1.html. BibliographyVincent, Marvin R. DD. New York, USA. If you have any reverence for his authority as a sovereign, if you have any regard for his undertaking as a Saviour, look that there by no divisions amongst you, but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind, and in the same judgment.". "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". If God wants His people to speak the same thing, then speaking different things, and this is certainly true concerning unity and doctrine, will always be wrong. (13) The first part of this epistle, in which his purpose is found, to call back the Corinthians to brotherly harmony, and to take away all occasion of discord. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". "Robertson's Word Pictures of the New Testament". Here, faction, for which the classical word is στάσις :division within the christian community. By—Rather, through. Philippians 2:2), and to experience unanimity in their judgment of what they needed to do. Brothers: exact term used for the sons of one human father. Ver. 109. Some have seen the lack of unity in the denominational world and decided a "unity-in-diversity" approach is needed. BibliographyConstable, Thomas. Paul wanted them to take the same view of things, to have the same mind (cf. If we have a head other than Him, we have more heads than God has authorized. Used by permission of Broadman Press (Southern Baptist Sunday School Board). Christians are ONE in Christ! Compare 1 Corinthians 1:12. Here as well as11:18 the term may be understood as describing cliques (Brown, 3:544). Paul does not mean, "that ye be reconstituted," as if he thought them already disorganized, but, "that ye may be in the state of a well-ordered assembly." Jean 9:16Sur quoi quelques-uns des pharisiens dirent: Cet homme ne vient pas de Dieu, car il n'observe pas le sabbat. Thayer (p448) defined name (onoma) as "to beseech one by employing Christ's name as motive or incentive." Many other interpreters take γνώμη as referring to the practical disposition (to love); whereas νοῦς denotes the theoretical understanding. Whether any figurative reference, however, of κατηρτ. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ice/1-corinthians-1.html. This conjunction expresses a very strong contrast, and the contrast is between Paul's thankfulness (verses1-9) and the division described in the rest of this chapter. 25-26], "through the name of our Lord Jesus Christ"-"the name of Christ indicates all that Christ is known to be, as Saviour and Master and Lord." [Note: Ibid, p47.]. There, as here, the decision of the mind is meant, rather than the opinion upon which it was formed. Romans 15:5-6; 2 Corinthians 13:11. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/1-corinthians-1.html. But that ye be joined in the same mind - Affections, desires. Disposition - opinion [Alford]. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". This arranging or adapting to an end applies to things, to persons, or to members of a society." Mark 2:21 (rent). -1 Corinthians 1:10 It doesn’t take one very long to look around and realize that we live in a very divided world. No divisions ... All divisions are contrary to the will of Christ; and by reference to the perfect unity which is the ideal of Christian relationships, Paul highlighted the broken fellowship which had marred the body of Christ in Corinth. That sameness, therefore, does not preclude the friendly discussion of points of difference in thought and judgment, with a view to mutual better understanding and the promotion of harmony, but it doubtless does preclude party-differences and hostility. And I baptized also the house of Stephanas. 10. 171, gives many other examples. Now I beseech, παρακαλω, I exhort you, brethren — You have faith and hope, secure love also; by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ — That endearing name, infinitely preferable to all the human names in which you glory. Jérémie 32:39Je leur donnerai un même coeur et une même voie, Afin qu'ils me craignent toujours, Pour leur bonheur et celui de leurs enfants après eux. "But that you be well and surely adjusted." The unity which Paul desired was a union in faith and love. But I exhort you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ that you may all speak the same thing, and there may not be among you divisions, but you may be fully equipped in the same mind and in the same opinion. 1 Corinthiens 1 10 Je vous exhorte, frères, par le nom de notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, à tenir tous un même langage, et à ne point avoir de divisions parmi vous, mais à être parfaitement unis dans un même esprit et dans un même sentiment. When there are divisions in a society, the κατάρτισις is wanting (2 Corinthians 13:9; comp καταρτισ΄ός, Ephesians 4:12); hence Greek writers also use καταρτίζειν in speaking of the establishment of right relations by the removal of disunion (as here), sedition, or the like, Herod. "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". (Erdman p. 28) "By all that the Lord Jesus means to you." 1851. “But I exhort (appeal to) you, brothers:” the reproof to be given stands in painful contrast ( δέ) with the Thanksgiving. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/1-corinthians-1.html. After this introduction the apostle comes to the fact which gives rise to this exhortation. σχίσματα] the same thought in prohibitive form (comp Romans 12:14, al(161)), but designating the evil forbidden more generally, according to its category. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, And that there be no divisions among you -, schismata“schisms.” No divisions into contending parties and sects. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 1:10". 3. In secular Greek this third word sometimes described "‘ploughing' (rending the ground)" (Brown, ).