1 Corinthians 1:6 Index
"Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you:"
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"Even as . . . "

  • The force of these words appears to be that the knowledge of the plan of salvation through Jesus Christ was made plain and established by the mighty working of the Holy spirit in the church at Corinth, and that power was still working in the church, supplying proof of the favor of God and the truth of the gospel in the same measure as when the message of deliverance was first preached in that city. (6BC 661)

" . . . testimony of Christ . . . "

  • Or, "concerning Christ."
  • The result of the abundant outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the Corinthian believers was the establishment of their faith in the gospel, their deep-rooted conviction and acceptance of the truth of the demonstration of God's love in the sacrifice of Jesus. Not only was the apostles' testimony concerning Christ believed and accepted, but through the accompanying power of the Spirit of God the church received the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 1:7). These gifts are enumerated in (1 Corinthians 12:1; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Ephesians 4:8; Ephesians 4:11; Ephesians 4:12; Ephesians 4:13). The purpose of the gifts of the Spirit is declared to be the development of the church until it reaches unity and perfection in Jesus (Ephesians 4:12-15). (6BC 661)

" . . . confirmed . . . "

  • Or, "established."
  • The impartation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit to the early church, including that at Corinth, reveals Gods intention to provide His people with abundant means to stand firm and to bear witness concerning the faith to the unbelieving world. (6BC 661)
  • The testimony of Christ was confirmed in the Corinthian church; and what was the result? They came behind in no gift. (EW 143)