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Daily Bible Verse - 2/13/2008 - 1 Corinthians 15:33

NIV Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
KJV Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
NASB Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
1 Corinthians 15:33

Evil company corrupts good habits. Paul is referring to the false teachers who had come into the church at Corinth, denying the resurrection.

The Christians should realize that it is impossible to associate with evil people or evil teachings without being corrupted by them. Evil doctrine inevitably has an effect on one's life. False teachings do not lead to holiness.

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (1 Co 15:33). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Resurrection Teachings

Some Corinthians were confused about the resurrection of Jesus and what it has to do with them. Some apparently didn't believe that bodies will be resurrected. Instead, these people have adopted the Greek understanding that only the soul is immortal. Paul teaches that Jesus-soul and glorified body-were both resurrected and witnessed by hundreds.
Paul reveals that some day, in an instant, "our dead and decaying bodies will be changed into bodies that won't die." Our former bodies made from dust will become like that of "the one who came from heaven." When this happens, Paul says, the prophecies of Isaiah and Hosea will be fulfilled, and people will praise God saying, "Death has lost the battle! Where is its victory? Where is its sting?" (Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14).

Miller, S. M., & Gross, P. (1998). How to get into the Bible. Includes index. (345). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

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