A Study of the Unity of the Church in Diversity by Acceptance of the Various Spiritual Forms as Expressed by Paul in 1 Corinthians 12 Focusing on the Experience of Various Prayers
Chin Gi Hong
This paper is a study seeking the unity of the Church by admitting that there are diverse forms of the spirituality in the church context having diversity, through the first letter of Paul to the Church of Corinth, especially 1 Corinthians 12:1-12, in which Paul deals with the diversity of the spirituality. In the text, Paul reveals that if there are various different forms, and simultaneously there is unity of spirituality to confesses Christ as the Lord, the diverse forms make the church more beneficial and complete. In the project of the paper, the author tries to admit the different forms of spirituality especially through the training that experience various forms of prayer spirituality, and at the same time to clarify the essence and definition of the Christian prayers existing in the diverse forms of prayers. The participants experienced unfamiliar forms of prayers and the existence of other types of pray forms and learned to admit other kinds of figures.