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Status and Spiritual gifts

As in the previous section, the issue here is status divisions, but divisions based on possession of spiritual gifts, not (at least, not directly) on wealth. Paul’s response is to promote those gifts (e.g., prophecy) and actions (e.g., love) that enhance community over those more exotic (and in Corinth, more esteemed) gifts that enhance primarily an individual (e.g., speaking in tongues)…

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