Paul arrives in the ancient city of Corinth, the most important trade city of ancient Greece. From the non-Christian standpoint Corinth had everything: shipping ports, Aphrodite (pagan goddess of fertility), alcohol, legalized religious prostitution, gambling, unbridled hedonism. It had pottery, bronze works, and shipbuilding yards. From the Christian standpoint, Corinth lacked the only true God and His righteousness. To resolve this, God not only sent Paul to Corinth with the gospel of Jesus Christ, but God had many people there just waiting to be saved and they did not yet know it. This made what lay ahead of Paul, worth the troubles.