Teachings By Jesus

First Corinthians

This is purportedly a letter written by the Apostle Paul to the Church at Corinth, and it is the only Biblical material on this website not taken from one of the Gospels. But it clearly does not fit where it is placed in the book of First Corinthians, it sounds like Jesus and not like Paul, and my spirit guide, Thomas, insists that Jesus channeled it through Paul. So Thomas claims that it is Jesus’s last words to the world, if you will. It certainly does sound like Him!


If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give away all my possessions to charity, and if I surrender my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.


Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous; love does not brag, it is not arrogant. It does not act disgracefully, it does not seek its own benefit; it is not provoked, does not keep an account of a wrong suffered, it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It keeps every confidence, it believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.


Love never fails. But if there are gifts of prophecy, they will fail. If there are tongues, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with. For now we know in part and prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away with. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up all childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I have been fully known. But now faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love (1Cor 13).