Corinth was not only “Sin City” it was also “Sophisticated City”. They practically deified gifted speakers and eloquence. Paul came to Corinth from Athens, where he was mocked and ridiculed when he tried to use sophisticated arguments to persuade the Greeks. In Corinth, Paul merely preached the Gospel, in all of its bluntness, so that their faith would stand in the power of God rather than man’s wisdom. Open your Bibles to First Corinthians chapter two, as Pastor Ray Viola begins his study of the first five verses.