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St. Paul's Chain Letter To The Corinthians

1. The Chain Letter of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians. With charity
all things are possible. This epistle comes to you from Philippi.
Grace be to you and peace. Spiritual gifts will be delivered unto you
within four days of receiving this letter - providing you in turn send
it on.

2. This is no joke. Send copies to whomsoever among the Gentiles or
superstitious peoples of other denominations you would comfort in all
their tribulation. Do not send material things. Charity vaunteth not
itself, is not puffed up.

3. While visiting the household of Stephanas, a Macedonian proconsul
received the epistle and was greeted by his brethren by a holy kiss.
But he broke the chain, and now he is become as sounding brass or a
tinkling cymbal.

4. Gaius bestowed all his goods to feed the poor, and gave his body to be
burned, but it profited him nothing. He failed to circulate the
letter. However, before his death, he received the unleavened bread of
sincerity and truth.

5. Do note the following: Crispus had the gift of prophecy, and
understood all mysteries, and all knowledge, and had all faith, so
that he could remove mountains. But he forgot that the epistle had to
leave his hands within 96 hours, and now he is nothing.

6. In A.D. 37, the epistle was received by a young Galatian woman who put
it aside to copy and send out later. She was plagued by various
problems: thrice she was beaten with rods, once she was stoned, and
thrice suffered shipwreck. On the last day of these occasions, she
spent a night and day in the deep. Finally, she copied the letter. A
trumpet sounded, and she was raised incorruptible.

7. Remember: Believeth all things, hopeth all things. The chain never

St. Paul


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