About the Author
It's the 21st Century! Where in the world is the Church going? Are the problems in our churches today radically different from those of the Apostle Paul's day? The answer to that question is both yes and no. Using I Corinthians as a guide, author Joseph M. Bianchi shows how church problems of our day closely parallel those of the Corinthian church, at the same time demonstrating how the unique church problems of our time can be solved with a good dose of 1st-century biblical wisdom. In this book you will discover:
•What really lies at the core of church splits and conflicts
•How to know whether we are using worldly or Bible-based wisdom
•What it means to be a biblical "steward"
•The proper application of "Christian liberty"
•Whether Evangelical Christians should be afraid of "tradition"
•... and much more
My girlfriend and I just finished a study of 1 and 2 Corinthians. I picked this up at a seminar because I was interested to see how the Corinthian church paralleled the churches I have actually been a member in today. The author is right on with his assessments. Many churches today act like the Corinthian church of Paul's day and the words testify to what I have seen but also, when read with wisdom, help those in our churches today see the way a true church (the entire body) should act and behave and strive for. I highly, highly, highly recommend this book for a good overview. I'm waiting for his analysis on 2 Corinthians to come out and parallel its chapters.