The New Testament
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1 Corinthians 14:40

40 But all things must be done 1becomingly and in 1aorder.

401 The apostle's concern for the church was that Christ as God's center and the church as God's goal might be carried on and carried out, with all things done becomingly and in good order before men and the angels (4:9; 11:10). Our natural life is useless in fulfilling such a high purpose. The experience of Christ crucified (1:23; 2:2) for the termination of our self and the experience of Christ in resurrection as our daily sanctification and redemption (1:30) are needed for a proper church life.