Paul of Tarsus went to Greece to spread the gospel. The people of the Corinth city were very wicked. The Jews rejected him and thus he began preaching to the Gentiles, which led to the birth of the church of Corinth.
The sins of the Corinth church originated from their misunderstanding of Gods law (Jones 714). According to Corinthians 5:1-8, Paul says that the Corinthian were immoral since they accepted and tolerated a man who was having sex with his father’s wife (verse 1-2 KJV). This shows that members of the Corinth church were comfortable with this kind of immorality. They believed that an immoral person who came to church was better that an immoral person who did not come to church (Grindheim 689). Paul was against this since he believed it would bring down the church. Men and women of the church did not honor the conjugal rights of their spouses. Due to this, members of the Corinth church were often involved in affairs and thus the church lack morality.
The Corinth church was very loyal to its preachers and teachers rather than being loyal to the gospel. Paul condemned the members of the church followed the examples of their leaders rather than following the teachings of the gospel. He also condemned the leaders of the church for worshiping reason as if it were God. Most of the leaders doubted the resurrection of Jesus and this in turn was transferred to the members of the church.
Paul also pointed out that the Corinth church misused the lords supper. Some members who came to participate in the Lord’s Supper left the church very drunk. Paul saw this as turning the holy feast into a pagan party. Paul said, “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks from the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:27 KJV).
In conclusion, the Corinth church had multiple sins that were addressed in the letters Paul wrote to them.