Your Body a Temple
This is a metaphor used by Paul, referring to the presence of the Holy Ghost in those repented and baptised – providing they have prayed for it, or have received it through ‘the laying-on-of-hands’ by one possessing the Holy Ghost. Only now the body is a temple to the Holy Ghost. So, do not be fooled when this quote is used by deceivers to preach a false message to you.
Save you’ve repented and have baptised, your body is not a temple, for you are no Christian, but a mere believer or unbeliever.
Paul preaching to Christians: repented and baptised believers.
CO1 3: 16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
CO1 3: 17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.
CO1 3: 18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
CO1 3: 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
CO1 3: 17 meaning:
Once baptised, there is no second remission for sin. Why else would God give us baptism?
HEB 10: 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
HEB 10: 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
CO1 3: 18 meaning: Before we become like little children we shall not see the kingdom of heaven. Thus we become fools first, for we now we are adults and seemingly wise ( CO1 3: 19).
JOH 3: 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.