1 Corinthean 15:1-11 Reflection:
Just as we have today, Paul had to contend with all sorts of strange teachings. Perhaps it was a bit more reasonable then as people were still led by superstition and had not been taught the Christian faith.
But we now believe anything and we have much less excuse because with very little effort we can find orthodox teaching on the net, in books or wherever. Paul is quite firm on this, saying that the gospel will only bear fruit in our lives if we believe exactly what the Church teaches.
We have so many semi Christians in the world and in some areas of our lives many of us hold ideas that are not compatible with the church.
It takes me back in my mind to what an old monk told me. He said, “Turlough, if you disagree with something that the church teaches on moral issues, then you change your mind.”
I have found this advice to be always right; when I think that I know better than the church, if I study and meditate upon it, I invariably turn out to be wrong.