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SECTION I. (Chap. XV. 1-58.) State of Opinion on the Doc-

ADMONITIONS, AND EXPLANATIONS OF SPIRITUAL CHRIS-

TIANITY, ADDRESSED CHIEFLY TO THAT PORTION OF THE

CORINTHIAN CHURCH WHOSE AFFECTIONS, BY HIS FIRST

EPISTLE, WERE REGAINED TO PAUL.

SECTION I. (Chaps. I. 1 - 24 — II. 1-4.) St. Paul's Thankful-

ness for an Experience which qualified him for the Ministry

of Consolation. — Fellowship in Suffering for a Holy Cause

should protect from Misconstruction. - Explanation of his de-

ferred Visit.

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SECTION II. (Chaps. II. 5-17 — III. 1 – 18.) Paul's Restoration

of the Penitent. — The Salvation of Forgiveness. —His Thank-

fulness that the Light had healed, and not aggravated, Sin.-

Truthfulness his whole Competency as an Apostle of Truth.

– Letter and Spirit.

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SECTION III. (Chap. IV. 1-18.) Sensibility to Human Opinion.

Paul's Reliance on combined Truthfulness and Love. -

Christ the Truth. - The Power of Faith in him to sustain the

Inner Man.

291

SECTION IV. (Chaps. V. - VII. 1.) The two Redemptions; of

Soul, and of Body. — The Christian on Earth has obtained

the one, and looks for the other. - This Spiritual Redemption

makes Self-glory a Self-contradiction, for to live in Christ is

to be dead to Self as Christ was dead. - In this Law of the

Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus, St. Paul finds Protection for the

THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL

TO THE CORINTHIANS.

PART I.

(CHAPS. I.-IV.)

THE DISSENSIONS OF THE

CORINTHIAN CHURCH.

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