1 Corinthians 2:9-3:7 – TALE OF THREE MEN

There are three types of men mentioned in this passage.

THE SPIRITUAL MAN RECEIVES UNDERSTANDING – 2:9-13, 15-16

THE NATURAL (UNSAVED) MAN IS REFUSED UNDERSTANDING – 2:14

THE CARNAL MAN IS RESTRICTED IN UNDERSTANDING – 3:1-7

The carnal man is saved, but is limited in understanding because he is not allowing the Spirit of God to control him. According to vs. 3, men are carnal when there is “envying, and strife, and divisions” among them.