What does it mean to follow Jesus? What does a Christian identity look like? Well, Paul has some ideas. He's all about instructing believers in the things they need to do in order to live good Christian lives. Not only is this stuff that God wants for them (which Paul is totally privy to); it's also stuff that sets them apart from the Gentiles.
Questions About Christian Identity
Why do you think Paul is so concerned about managing his own reputation and identity in the community?
One of the things that makes the Thessalonians right-thinking Christians is that they believe what Paul is peddling. How do you think Paul sees other Christians that might have a slightly different point of view?
Why is Paul so interested in stopping everyone's sexy times?