A Message of Warning and Entreaty
He had entreated them to make an entire surrender to God; for he knew that when the soul fails to
make this surrender, then sin is not forsaken, the appetites and passions still strive for the mastery, and temptations confuse the conscience.
The surrender must be complete.
Satan is constantly seeking to introduce distrust, alienation, and malice among God's people.
Christians should not appeal to civil tribunals to settle differences that may arise among church members. Such differences should be settled among themselves.
The apostle felt at liberty to mention how and by whom he had been informed of the divisions in the church. It hath been declared unto me of you, my brethren, by them which are of the house of Chloe, that there are contentions among you.
1 Corinthians 1:1