Sectarianism Is Sin

10 Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, (A)that you all [a]speak the same thing, and that there be no [b]divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. 11 For it has been declared to me concerning you, my brethren, by those of Chloe’s household, that there are [c]contentions among you. 12 Now I say this, that (B)each of you says, “I am of Paul,” or “I am of (C)Apollos,” or “I am of (D)Cephas,” or “I am of Christ.” 13 (E)Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?

14 I thank God that I baptized (F)none of you except (G)Crispus and (H)Gaius, 15 lest anyone should say that I had baptized in my own name.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 1:10 Have a uniform testimony
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:10 schisms or dissensions
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:11 quarrels

Sectarianism Is Carnal

And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to (A)babes in Christ. I fed you with (B)milk and not with solid food; (C)for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and [a]behaving like mere men? For when one says, “I am of Paul,” and another, “I am of Apollos,” are you not carnal?

Watering, Working, Warning

Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but (D)ministers through whom you believed, as the Lord gave to each one? (E)I planted, (F)Apollos watered, (G)but God gave the increase. So then (H)neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. Now he who plants and he who waters are one, (I)and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor.

For (J)we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are (K)God’s building.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Corinthians 3:3 Lit. walking according to man