The Idol’s Temple and the Insider Movement Paradigm: An Examination of 1 Corinthians 8–10


  • Doug Colman


Should believers in Jesus remain involved in religious activities and rituals of their religion of birth after coming to faith in Jesus as Lord? This is the question with which Kevin Higgins begins his recent article examining 1 Corinthians 8–10 and its implications for “insider movements.” This is a critical question and an important passage as it pertains to the Insider Movement paradigm (IMP), and once again Higgins has made a valuable contribution to the conversation. This article is not intended as a response to Higgins per se. Prior to my awareness of Higgins’ recent article, I had planned to address 1 Corinthians 8–10 in relation to the IMP. However, Higgins’ latest contribution affords the opportunity to interact directly with more specific claims.



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