The moral depravity that Paul saw at Corinth persuaded him to speak to the Spiritual needs of believers in a difficult culture. It was essentially a moral cesspool and a seaman‚Äôs paradise. It was akin to our modern day Las Vegas where divorce was commonplace, which resulted in broken lives for the new believers there. It was indeed debauched since ‚Äúeasy‚ÄĚ women roamed the streets and led Paul to catalog the sins in Romans 1:18-32. It was from this filthy trough of sin that Paul made converts. He had a difficult job ahead of himself to work with the new converts to be in the culture but now of the culture.