The whole Bible, but particularly a book like 1 Corinthians, illustrates the titanic clash between two opposing spiritual kingdoms. Jesus taught about both the kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan—the greatest clash the world has ever known. The book of 1 Corinthians, in particular, illustrates important facets of this cosmic clash, because the struggling saints in Corinth are caught up in the conflict between their former lifestyle and the standards of the Kingdom. Inevitably, strains appear. The clash takes various forms in the overlapping religious and cultural contexts, but the truth of the Gospel—as always—makes itself known. In these twenty-five chapters, Bryan Williams walks readers through this powerful struggle, in which good—not evil—wins.
Bryan Williams was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1958, he moved to England to attend London Bible College. In 1962, Williams gained a B.D. from the University of London and an ALBC diploma from London Bible College. At the invitation of the Bible Institute of South Africa, he began lecturing there in 1970, and held various positions there. In 1977, he completed his Ph.D. through the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. For years, he has led home Bible studies and served in various church committees. He has written numerous books, and has devoted his life to developing tools to help people study the Bible more fruitfully. Bryan and his wife, Barbara, live in Cape Town, South Africa.