THE RESURRECTION of CHRIST
Paul’s purposes for writing the Corinthians were several. His first purpose was to deal with several moral problems and the divisions that had formed as people had divided into fan-clubs and were proclaiming themselves followers of Paul, Apollos, Peter or Christ. His second reason was to deal with several questions that had been asked in a letter the Corinthians had sent to him. A third purpose that appears throughout the book is Paul’s defense of his apostolic authority.