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Metaphysical meaning of Corinth (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of Corinth (mbd)
Corinth, cor'-lnth (Gk.)--ornament; ornamentation; beauty

A city of Greece, where a Christian assembly was established. It was to this assembly that Paul wrote his two Epistles to the Corinthians (I Cor. 1:2; II Cor. 1:1).

Meta. Corinth (ornament, beauty), forty miles to the west of Athens, contained the Greek temple of Venus, which was dedicated to the worship of love. So we discern that it was at the love center in consciousness that the Truth sought to do a work. Paul here is referred to as the word of Truth, and Corinth is the love center. Paul wrote his matchless poem on love to the Corinthians. But this center was largely given over to licentiousness. Under the guise of religion, more than a thousand courtesans were attached to the temple of Venus at Corinth as assistants, says secular history. So the need of purification, and of the lifting up of the affections here at the love center in human consciousness, is very great when the word of Truth first enters to do its redeeming work.

Paul's going from Athens to Corinth (Acts 18:1) signifies the withdrawal of the power of the word of Truth from the intellectual center (Athens) and its entrance into the love center (Corinth).

Preceding Entry: consciousness
Following Entry: Corinthians