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amongst whom were not a few Jews and proselytes, had been per-
verted by some Judaizing teachers, who had taught them that the
observance of the ceremonial requirements of the law of Moses was
essential to salvation. This party seem, also, to have questioned
Paul's authority; insinuating that he was inferior to Peter and the
other apostles at Jerusalem, from whom they professed to have
derived their views and authority. To settle these important
matters, in which the apostle evidently considered that the veiy
life and soul of Christianity were at stake, he wrote this Epistle with
his own hand (6. 11), contrary to his usual practice of dictating his
letters. It may be divided into three parts.

i. After his usual salutation, Paul asserts his full and inde-
pendent authority as an apostle of Christ; he relates the hiflftory of

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his conyersion and introduotion into the ministry; showing that he
had received his knowledge of Christian truth, not by any human
teaching, but by immediate revelation; and that the other apostles
had recognised his Divine commission, and treated him as their
equal (i : 3.)

ii. In support of his doctrine^ that men are accepted of God by
faith alone, and not by the rites and ceremonies of the law, he
appeals to the experience of the Gkdatians since their conversion to
Christianity, and to the case of Abraham, who had been justified
and saved by faith, and shows that the design of the law was not
to supersede the Divine covenant of promise previously made with
Abi*aham, but to prepare the way, and to exhibit the nsecessity for
the gospel (3.) He draws a contrast between the state of pupilage
and the subjection of the people of God under the law, and their
happier condition imder the gospel, when, by the redemption of the
Son of God, they were put into possession of the privileges and
blessings of sonship : and addressing that portion of the Galatians who
had been heathen, he reminds them that, having been rescued from the
far more degrading bondage of idolatry, it was especially deplorable
that they should fall back into the slavery of superstition (4. i-ii).
He tenderly appeals to them as his spiritiial children, reminding
them of their former attachment to him: and then, addressing
those who relied upon the law and the letter of the Old Testament,
shows them that the history of AbrsJiam's two sons afifbrded an
emphatic illustration of the relative position and spirit of the two
contending parties $ and of the rejection of the one, and the bles-
sedness of the other (4. 11-31).

iii. He exhorts the believers to stand firm in their Christian
liberty, but not to abuse it; shows them that holiness of heart and
life is secured imder the gospel by the authority of Christ and the
grace of the Holy Spirit (5.); and enjoins upon them mutual for-
bearance, tenderness, love, and liberality; and, after again con-
demning the doctrine of the false teachers, closes his Epistle with a
declaration which may be regarded as the smn of the whole (6).

This Epistle resembles both the Epistles to the Corinthians and
Qiat addressed to the Romans. Like the first it defends Paul's
i^ostolic authority, and shows that he was taught immediately by
Christ. Like the last it treats of justification by faith alone, from
which, the Galatians very soon after Paul left them, and greatly to
his eurprise, had been seduced by false teachers, who insisted on
submission to the Mosaic law as essential to salvation, and probably
insinuated that elsewhere Paul himself had urged the same doctrine.
Mark the sharpness and tenderness of his rebuke (3. i : 4. 19) : ths
plaoe aasigned to holiness, not as the ground but aa th» fruit ot

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tal¥atkxi« and ina^Mffable from H (5. B, ti). Muk «lio how litiU
we can depend on ardour of raUgioui feeling m proof of the strragtli
of leligiouf principle (4. 15, 30).

It IS intereeiing to rmnark that the pecwni to whom tiik Epistle
was addressed were Gauls (whose name in Greek is Galatians), hol^
in name and in ofaaraoter/ They manifeet all the susoeptibility of
.mpression and fondness for ehange i^ch authors tram Gnsar to
Thierry have ascribed to that race. They reoeived the apostle as an
angelf and would have ^fiotk/dd out their eyes and given them to
him; but were "soon removed" by fiJse teachers '*to another
gospel," and then under the influence of the same ardour b^;an to
" iHte and devour one another" (4. 14, 15: 5. 15).

Connect and read as foUowB, 1. 1, 6, 11: 2. is: 3. 1, 6, zo, 15,
19, 34: 4. 1, 8, 13, 17, 31 : 5> I, 7, 13, 16, 19, 33: 6. 1, 2, 6,
11, 17, 18.

The First Epistle of Faui the Apostle to the CoriMiane.
Ephesus, ▲.». 57.

174. Corinth was a laige city, the capital of the Roman province
of Aohaia, in the southern part of Greece. Its situation on the narrow
isthmus between Peloponnesus (now called the Morea) and northern
Greece, gave it the command of the land traffic from north to south:
whilst, by its two ports on the Ionian ancr JEgean Seas, it received,
on the one hand, the rich merchandise of Asia, and, on the other,
that of Italy and the West. Possessing these advantages, Corinth
became a place of very extensive commerce. It was also distin-
guished for its sumptuous public edifices, and for the cultivation of
the elegant arts and of polite learning. The Isthmian games also,
(probably alluded to in chap. 9. 34-37), whidi were held near the
dty, had attained great celebrity, and attracted a vast concourse of
strangers from all parts. From those causes, Corinth became re-
markable for wealth and luxury; and equally so for profligacy and
licMitiousnesa, which were greatly fostered by the worship of Yenuf
established there ; so that it became ultimately the most coirupt
and eflbminate city in Greece.

The first entrance of the Christian religion into this stronghold of
vice, is related in Acts, chap. 18. Paul was then on his way from
ICacedonia to Jerusalem. After passing some time at Athens, he
came to Corinth ; and was there joined by Silas and Timothy. Ha

* See Conybeare and Howson's Li£» and Epistles of Paul, i. 36 r.

^ On the maintenance of spiritual liberty, against those who
caught that ritual observance was essential to salvation, and <iiostt
who taught that^ ''will worship" was aoceptabla obedienoa, ■••
t. s» ^1 Aom. 7. z-63 Col. 3. i6-2|«

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preached the gospel in that oity^ first to the Jews; but^ when they
** opposed themselves and blasphemed," he renounced all fellow-
ship with them, and turned to the Greeks. Some, however, of the
principal Jews believed. His fears and discouragements, while en-
gaged in this work (see chap. 3. 3: Acts 18. 9, 10), were met by a
special revelation, assuring him of the Lord's presence with him,
and of his purpose to collect a church there. Paul continued his
labours at Corinth more than a year and a half: and they were
afterwards followed up by the teaching of ApoUoaj, Acts 18. 37, a8.
Thus a numerous and flourishing church was formed; teachers were
set over them; and the ordinances of Christ were regularly ob-

It appears, however, that, ere long, their peace was disturbed by
certain individuals, who sou^t to ingraft on the doctrines of CSirist
the refinements of human philosophy. The factious teachers attempted
to depreciate the apostle, representing him as deficient in the graces
of style and the arts of oratory, and even calling in question his
apostolic authority: they also pleaded for a licentious manner of
life, under pretence of Christian liberty. Hence arose divisions and
irregularities; and the churdi was fest declining firom its original
faith, purity, and love.

This Epistle seems to have been written from Epheeus, after Paul
had made one visit to Corinth, and when he was about to make
another : see chaps. 2. i: 4. 19: 16. 5. We learn from Acts 18. x,
and 20. 1-3, that Paul visited Achaia, and doubtless Corinth, twice;
and that, on the second occasion, he went thither from Ephesus, after
having spent two years in that city. That this Epiitle was written
during that period is farUier confirmed by various incidental re-
ferences. Uee chaps. 15. 32: 16. 8; and diap. 16. 9 compared with
Acts 19. 20-41: also the salutation from the ohiuvhes of Asia in
chap. 16. 19 (see Pt. i. sec. 398); and, further, the salutation
from Prisdlla and Aquila, who were at Ephesus at that time,
AetB 18. 26.

The object of this Epistle seems to have been, partly, to reply
to one which Paul had received from the church, requesting hk
advice and instruction on some points (tee chap. 7. i); and, partly,
to correct some disorders prevailing among them, of which he had
heard from some of their members (i. 11 : 5. z : 11. 18), which had
oocasioned him daep oonoem, and led him to send Timothy to
Corinth (4. 17).

The evils which Paul sought to ooneeot among the Oo finthian s
related to the following subjects: -

Fariy-diviaions (i, 10-16: 3. 4-6). A fondneii Ibr pbih$ophy and
eJoquMG^ (i* i7f «tc.) Notorious immorality was tolerated amoqcit

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them (5.) Lauhtuits were carried on by one against anotber before
b«ith4»n judges, contrary to the rules of Christian wisdom and lofre,
and sometimes even to the principles of justice (6. 1-8). ZicerUious
indulgence (6. 9-20). In their religious assemblies, the female mem-
bers of the churchy in the enetcaae of their spiritual gifts, had mani-
fested an unfeminine deportment, laying aside the veil, the distin-
guishing mark of their sex (11. 3-10). The LorcTs supper had been
perverted by the manner in which it was celebrated (i i. 30-34) ; some
having made it an occasion of jovialty, and a source of humiliation
to their poorer brethren, yer. 30, 21. Miraculous gifts, especially
the gift of tongues, had been misused (14). And the momentous
doctrine of the resurrection had been denied or questioned (15. 12).
The matters upon which the Corinthians had requested Paul's
instructions are, i. Marriage, and the duties in regard to it in
their circimistances (7.); 2. the effect which their conversion to
Christianity produced upon a prior state of circumcision or of slavery
(7, 17-24); and 3. their duty with reference to eating things offerei
in sacrifice to idols (8.)* They had, probably, also addressed some
questions to him respecting the employment of spiritual gifts, and
the order to be observed in their religious assemblies.

In no Epistle does Paul's own character appear more illustrious
than in this. The assertion of his apostolic authority is beautifully
blended with hiunility and godly jealousy of himself (2. 3 : 9. 16. 27>
Means he diligently employs, yet is profoundly dependent (3. 6, 9:
15. 10). Fidelity he combines with the utmost tendemeBS
(}. 2: 6. 12: 4. 14); and with the noblest gifts, he prefers love to
them aU (13. x). Herein he is a pattern not only to ministers,
but to private Christians of every age.

For those who profess to have no sympathy with superstition and
little respect for authority, the Epistles to the Corinthians are
peculiarly instructive. They combine, in the most striking w&y,
the utterances of a liberal manly spirit with doctrines the most
humbling. They cherish the loftiest hopes for man, and for truth,
and they tell us how alone these hopes may be fulfilled.

In other respects, moreover, these Epistles are of great inteiest.
In their contents they are the most diversified of all the ap<»3tle'i
writings; and more than any other they throw light on the state of
the early church, and on the evil tendencies with which the gospel
had to struggle even among good men.

Connect and read as follows, 1. 1, 4, 10, 13, 17, 26: 2. i:
3. 1, 10, 16, 18: 4. I, 6, 8, 14: 5. 1, 9: 6. I, 9, i2:-7. i, 17, 25, 29:
8. i: 9. 1, 24: 11. 14, 2yAU 2, 17, 23, 27: 12. 1, 31: 13. 1. 13: 14. i,
M> 36:-16. I, 12-20, 35, Sii'U, i, 5, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23.

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The Second Epistle of Paul the Jpostle to the Corinthians,
Macedonia, A,1^, S7»

Z75. Not Tery long after writing the former Epistle, F^nl left Ef^e*
•HI, and went to Troas. Here he expected to meet Titos (whom he
had sent to Corinth); and to receive from him intelligence of the state
of the church, and of the effects of his former Epistle (2. 12). But,
not finding him there, he crossed over to Macedonia, where his
anxiety was relieved by the arrival and report of Titus. From him
Paul learned that his faithful reproofs had awakened in the minds of
the Corinthian Christians a godly sorrow, and a practical regard
for the proper disdipliae of the church. But, with these pleasing
symptoms, there were others of a painftd kind. The faction con-
nected with the false teachers was still depreciating his apostolic
authority, and misrepresenting his motives and conduct; even using
his former letter to bring new charges against him, as having failed
to keep his promise of coming to see them, and having adopted an
authoritative style of writing, little in unison, as they alleged, with
the contemptibleness of his person and speech.

Under the strong and mingled emotions caused by this intelli
gence, the apostle wrote this second Epistle; in which the language
of commendation and love is blended with that of censure, and
even of threatening; and sent it by Titus and others, intending
speedily to follow them, as it appears that he did. It was designed
to carry forward the work of reformation, to establish still further
his authority against the objections and pretensions of false teachers,
and to prepare the Corinthians for his intended visit, when he
desired to find their disorders rectified, and their promised contri-
butions for their afflicted brethren ready (8. 18: 9. 3, 5 : 10. 2, 11:
13. I, 2, 10).

Although this and the preceding Epistle are full of references to
the peculiar circumstances of the Corinthian church, they are not
the less important or instructive on that accoimt. For they contain
directions and admonitions suited to many of the ordinary circum-
stances of life which could not have been so advantageously intro-
duced in a more general discourse on the great doctrines and duties
of Christianity, Principles and rules are laid down which ai'e of
general application, especially in opposing dissensions and other
evils arising in the church, and in promoting the important duty of
Christian liberality.

The principal contents of this Epistle are as follows: —

i. The apostle, after expressing his gratitude for the Divine con-
solation granted to him under his sufferings for Christ> states the
reasons of his delay in visiting Corinth : and refers to the case ol
the guilty person upon whom discipline had been exercised ; whom .

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bfling penitent, lie exhorts them to reetore to their commumou
(I. I2:.a. 15).

iL He alludee to his labotini in the serrice of the gospel and
thfllr loeew, and to hb own penonal relation to the CotbaXbaiaBi
and It thereftiy led to tpeak of the differenoea between the luidsi^
mider the Old Ooreniiit and tinder ttie New; showing iSk6 mptniof
glory of the latter (3). He desoribea the prindplea and moiitefl by
which he and hia brethren were aotnated in fulfilling their mifiist^
in the midat of great triala and afflictions; and exhorts the Cotinlih-
iana not to frui^wte the great objects of the gospel hj the neglect
<^ CSiristian diaoipline and parity (4 :-7).

iii Then, reemning a sulgeot referred to in his former Epafiti**
with persnaalTe earnestness he recommends to them the oollectioA
for the poor among the sainta at Jerusalem; and shows the manifold
advantagea of such serrioes (8:9).

ir. He Tindicstes his apostolic authority against the insinusiaoiu
of fiOse teachers; and (though with evident reluctance) contraats
his own 1^, labonrs, and sufferings, with the character and con-
duct of those pretenders who opposed him (10 : 11): he refert, in
proof of the Divine i^proTal, to some extraordinaiy visions and
revelations with which he had been favoured (13. i-ii): shows the
openness, sincerity, and dishitereatedness of his whole <^^^
and, after a few afiSBotionate admonitions to self-examination, aod
to love and holiness, closes the Epistle with prayer and benediction
13. ii-ai: 13).

Connect and read as follows, 1. i, 3, 8, 12, 15, 33: l. 5> ^^> '^*
3 I, 4, 13: 4. 1, h 7, 13: 5. 5, II, 16, 3o: 6. i, 11, 14: 7» '> ^'
5,11, 13: 8.1, 16: 9.1,6: 10. 1, 7, 13: 11.1,5,13,16: 13.1,14,19:

n. 1, 5, 11, 14.

176. (i.) Not the least instructive part of these Epistles is the
ApostoUc ^S^* *^®y throw on the motives and spirit of the
aiShorityand apostles. In I Cor., Paul shows that not man hat
•**'*^- Christ alone is the centre of union to the church, tha*
ministers are but fellow-labourers employed and endowed by God;
to whom all their success is owing, liey are therefore neither to be
overrated nor despised. The true mfaiister of Christ may be known
by his patience, his self-denial, his holiness, and the spirit in whicli
he exalts his Lord, i Cor. i. io:-4. ^i : 3 Cor. 4 :-7 : i Thess. 3. i-i3 : 3'
2 Tim. Elsewhere, however, he insists laigely on the dignity and
authority of his office, 2 Cor. 10-13: GaL i: 3: i Cor. 15. 9; ^^'
Eph. 3. 8. In the whole of these pa£Bages the object seems three"
fold; to confirm and prove his doctrine, and to refute false teachefs,
2 Cor. II. 3 : to exhibit to Christians and to Christian ministers an
eminent example, Phil. 3, i :.4. 9; Heb. 13. 7-14; and above all to

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fllufltrate the power of Divine grace, 1 Cor. is. 9: Gal. i. 34:
r Thn. 1. 16. The whole mipplies also Important evidence of the
trnth of the godpel.*

(iL) The character of fidae teachers, against whom the ohureh o!
(iliggf^ci^ Qt Christ is often warned, may be gathered &*om many
fklse passages. Some were Judai^srs, denying the sufficiency

*"**®'** of the cross and the liberty of ike church; some philo-
sophizing teachers, corrupting the simplicity of the truth; and
others, " dogs", turning the grace of Qod into licentiousness, i Cor.
r. io:-4: 2 Cor. 11: Gal, i. 1-12: 4. 9-20: 5. 7-15: Col. 2. 16-23:
Acts 15. 13-31 :-2 These. 2. 1-12: 2 Pet. 3: Jude4-i9: i Tim. 6. 20.
2 Hm. 2. 16: I John 2. 18-24: 4. 1-6: 2 and 3 John.

(iii.) The church is many and one, i Cor. 11. 16: 14. 33: Gal. i. 22 :

I Thess. 2. 14: Acts i6. 5: 1 Cor. 12. 12-27: Eph. 4.
Tfce dkiudi. ^ ^ . ^ ^^_^^. Q^j j^ jg^^^ . Q^^ ^ ^g. j^f^^^ jg ^g.__

chosen (Eph. i. 4: i Pet. 5. 13) : loved (Eph. 5. 25: Rev. i. 5):—
redeemed by Christ (Heb. 9. 12 : i Pet. i. 18, 19), and subject to
him (Rom. 7. 4: Eph. 5. 24). Christ is its Foimdation and Head
(Eph. 2. 20: 1 Pet. i. 4, 6: Eph. 1. 22 : 5. 23 : Col. 1. 18). The church
is his body and bride (Eph. x. 23 : Col. i. 24: Rev. 21. 9 : 22. 7).
(iv.) For the general character of its members, see the descrip-
tions given at the beginning of each Epistle, and espe-

2. 13, 14: 3. 6: 4. 9, 10: Eph. 2. 13-22: Phil. i. 7: Col. i. 3-8:
I John. The whole and each member ought to be the image of
Christ, 2 Cor. 3. 18: Rom. 8. 14, 29: Eph. i. 4, 5: 4. 23, 24:
I Pet. 4. I; and the temple of the Spirit, i Cor. 3. 16, 17: 2 Cor.
6. 16: I Tim. 3. 15 : 1 John 3, 24: 4. 12, 15 : John 14, 23 : 17. 21-23.
(v.) On the duties which Christians owe one to another Scripture is
Their duties heautifully explicit. The justice and benevolence which
motives, and as men they owe to their fellows (see Romans, Pt. ii.
'^^ § 1 79)> *W 0^0 ^<^ to thehr brethren, but to them they

owe other duties besides, and all are enforced by motives peculiar to
Christians, being taken, in fact, from their mutual relation to one
another through the love and grace of their Lord, i Cor. 16.
13.16: 2 Cor. 13. 11: Rom. 12. 3-10: Gal, 6. 2: Eph. 4. i-x6:
Ool. 3. 12-15: Phil. 2. i-i6: i Thess. 4. 9: 5. n-ai: i Pet. i. 2a:
4. 8-11: 5. 1-7: 2 Tim. 2. 22: James 2. 1-18: Heb. 10.25: 13. 7,17:
I John 3. 13-23: 4. 7, II, 21: 5. 16, 17.
(vi.) Relative duties of Christians. In relation to marriage,
* It illustrates both the humility of the apostles and the priest-
hood of the whole church to notice how they ask the prayers o|
their converts, 2 Cor. 1. 11: Rom, 15. 30; Eph. 6, 19: Col. 4* f, 4:
I TheSB. 5*^5S 3 Thess. 3 i.

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BeiAtivs I Cor. 7: GaL 3. 20: E^ 5. 22-33: Col. 3. I6-19;
iotlefc X Pet. 3. 1-7: Heb. 13. 4: Tit. 2. 4, 5. On the true

dignity and becoming behayiour of Christian womeiii prerious pao-
BSgety and i Cor. 11. i*i6r 14. 34» 35 : i Tim. 2. 9-15. Ab parents,
Eph. 6. 4: Col. 3. 21: I Tim. 5. 8: 3. 4^ 5: Tit. 2. 4: 2 John. As
children, Eph. 6. i, 2: CoL 3. 20: Heb. 12. 9: i Tim. 5. i: i Pet.
5. 5 (see Job 32. 6, 7). As masters, Eph. 6. 9: Col. 4. z: Philem. 16:
James 5. 4. As servants, i Cor. 4. 2 : 7. 22 : Qal. 3. 28 : Eph. 6. 5, 6:
Col. 3. 22, 23 : 1 Tim. 6. i, 2 : Tit. 2. 9, 10: Philem. 11 : Luke 12. 41-43:
16. 10-12. As men, see Bom. Examples: Parents, Gen. 18. 19: 42. 4.
2 Tim. I. 5. Children, Ruth i. 14: Esth. 2. 20: 2 Tim. 3. 15.
Masters, Qen. 17. 23: Josh. 24. 15: 2 Sam. 6. 20: Acts 10. 2. Ser-
vants, 2 Kings 5. 2: Acts 10. 7.

(vii.) Liberality; its motives, and measure, i Cor. 16. i, 2:
2 Cor. 8: 9 : Rom. 12. 13: 15. 26, 27: i Tim. 6. 17-19: i John 3.
17-19 : James i. 27 : 2. 8 : Heb. 6. 6 : in receiving fellow Christians,
Rom. 12. 13 : Heb. 13. i, 2 : i Tim. 5. 10 : Tit. i. 7, 8 : 3 John.

Hetice it appears that though at first, the members of the diurch
at Jei*i:salem '' sold their possessions and had all things common,"
this was not intended as the rule; though all are eigoined to give
as the Lord has prospered them.

(viii.) That the love and comfort which this relation involves
rts disci li ^*y ^® secure the church of Christ must be kept free
' from impurity and disorder. Rebuke, encouragement^
censure, exclusion, restoration — all are to be exercised for the good
of the body, i Cor. 5; 2 Cor. 6. 14-18: 3.17: 10. 8: 13. 10:
Gal. 6. 1 : 2 Thess. 3. 6-15 : i Tim. 5:6:2 Tim. 3. 1-5 : 4. 3 :
Tit. I. io:-3, 10: Jude 22 : Rev. 2. 14-16, 20- 23.

(ix.) The sin and cure of divisions, i Cor. 1. 10: 4. 21 : 2 Cor. 11 ;
Sin and cure Item. i6. 17, 18 : i Tim. i. 3-7 : 6. 3-5, 20 : Tit. 3. 9-15 :
of divisions. Heb. 1 3. 8, 9. See on Christian forbearance.

(x.) The duty of Christian forbearance in relation to matters on
which there may be difference of opinion among good men, i Cor.
8:- 10 : Rom. 14. i :-i5. 7 : Matt. j8. 10 : Phil. 2. 1-7 : James 4. 11, 12 :
Acts 15. 8, 9: II. 17 : I Pet. 3. 8.

-^xi.) The right use of miraculous gifts, as prophecy, etc., is
MiracuiouB largely explained in these Epistles. These gifts were
and other intended to confirm the truth of the gospel, promote its
^ * rapid dissemination, and were essential to prove a new

revelation. Now, we are referred for evidence and for spiritual
knowledge to the Scriptures. Outward instruction, personal expe«
rience, careful study, and a spirit of devout dependence on Qod*B
teaching in his word occupy the place of miraculous endowments.
2 Tim. 2-1:3.3,15, i6:2Thess.3. i5:2Pet 1.15-21; 3. 1-4:14-17;

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James i. 5. In these passages, however, we learn that the chiirdi
of Christ ought to be edified by the willing and combined service,
according to their gifts, of all its members, i Cor. 12: 14*. Bom. 12
4-8: Gal. 3. 1-5: Eph. 4. 7.13 : Heb. 2. 1-4.

(zii.) Mark the nature, and superlative excellence of Christian
On Christian love. I Cor. 13: Col. 3. 12, 14: Gal. 5:6:1 Tim.
love. I. 5: I John 3. 10-24.

(xiii.) Mark the importance and consolation of the doctrine of the
On the resurrection of the dead, and how it is insured by the

resurrection, resurrection of our Lord, i Cor. 15 : Rom. 8. n, 19-25 :
I Thess. 4. 13-17: Rev. 20. 11-13: John 5. 21, 28.

(xiv.) Mark also with what order and devotedness the Lord's
On obscrv- Supper is to be observed, and mark that it is not sacri-
race of the filial but only commemorative, i Cor. 11. 17-34:
supper 10. 15-18: Matt. 26. 26-30: Acts 2. 42-47: 20. 7.

The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans.
Corinth, A.D. 58.

J 7 7. The Epistle to the Romans was addressed to the Christians
residing in the metropolis of that great empire, whose dominion
Uien extended over almost the whole known world.

iTie way had been prepared by Divine Providence for the intro-

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