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this view there are manifest objections. (1.) It should follow on in due order and time. Christ is not the obvious sense; it is not that which will the first-fruits.-Christ first in time, and the occur to the great mass of men who interpret the pledge that they should rise. See Note on ver. Scriptures on the principles of common sense; it 20. Afterward. - After he has risen. Not beis an interpretation which is to be made out by fore, because their resurrection depended on ! reasoning and by theology-always a suspicious | him. They that are Christ's.—They who are 1 circumstance in interpreting the Bible. (2.) It Christians. The apostle, though in ver. 22 he i is not necessary. All the wicked will be raised had stated the truth that all the dead would
up from the dead, as well as all the righteous. rise, yet here only mentions Christians, because (Dan. xii. 2. John v. 28, 29.) (3.) The form of | to them only would the doctrine be of any consothe passage requires us to understand the word lation, and because it was to them particularly "all" in the same seuse in both members, unless that this whole argument was directed. At his there be some indispensable necessity for limit- coming. When he shall come to judge the world, ing the one or the other. (4.) The argument of and to receive his people to himself. This proves the apostle requires this. For his object is to that the dead will not be raised until Christ shall show that the effect of the sin of Adam, by in- | reappear. He shall come for that purpose : and troducing temporal death, will be counteracted he shall assemble all the dead, and shall take his by Christ in raising up all who die; which would people to himself. See Matt. xxv. And this not be shown, if the apostle meant to say that declaration fully met the opinion of those who only a part of those who had died in consequence | held that the resurrection was past already. See of the sin of Adam would be raised up. The ar- 2 Tim. ii. 18. gument would then be inconclusive. But now it is complete, if it be shown that “ all" shall be
VER. 24. Then cometh the end, when he shall raised up, whatever may become of them after. have delivered up the kingdom - to God, even wards. The sceptre of death shall be broken, 1
the Father ; when he shall have put down all and his dominion destroyed, by the fact that all | shall be raised up from the dead. Be made alive.
rule and all authority and power. -Be raised from the dead; be made alive, in a
z Dan, vii. 14, 27. sense contradistinguished from that in which he here says they were subjected to death by Then cometh the end. Then is the end; or Adam. If it should be held that that means that then is the consummation. It does not mean
all were made sinners by him, then this means, that the end, or consummation, is to follow that i as has been observed, that all shall be made event, but that this will be the ending, the wind
righteous, and the doctrine of universal salvation ing up, the consummation of the affairs under has an unanswerable argument; if it means, as
the mediatorial reign of Christ. The word "end" it obviously does, that all were subjected to tem- | (Télos) denotes properly a limit, termination, poral death by him, then it means that all shall completion of any thing. The proper and obbe raised from the dead by Christ.
vious meaning of the word here is, that then shall
be the end or completion of the work of redempVER. 23. But y every man in his own order; ]
tion. That shall have been done which was inChrist the first-fruits; afterward they that are tended to be done by the incarnation and the Christ's, at his coming.
work of the atonement. The race shall be rey 1 Thess. iv. 15--17.
deemed; the friends of God shall be completely
recovered ; and the administration of the affairs But erery man.-Every one, including Christ of the universe shall be conducted as they were as well as others. In his own order.--In his pro- | before the incarnation of the Redeemer. Some per order, rank, place, time. The word cáyua understand the word "end" here, however, as a usually relates to military order or array; to the metaphor, meaning “ the last, or the rest of the arrangement of a cohort, or band of troops ; to dead ;" but this is a forced and improbable intertheir being properly marshalled with the officers pretation. The word “ end” here may refer to at the head, and every man in his proper place the end of human affairs, or the end of the kingin the ranks. Here it means that there was a doms of this world; or it may refer to the end proper order to be observed in the resurrection of the mediatorial kingdom of the Redeemer; of the dead. And the design of the apostle is, the consummation of his peculiar reign and work probably, to counteract the idea that the resur resulting in the surrender of the kingdom to the rection was passed already, or that there was no Father. The connexion demands the last interfuture resurrection to be expected. The orderpretation, though this involves also the former. which is here referred to is, doubtless, mainly When he shall have delivered up, (tapaow.)This that of time; meaning that Christ would be word means properly to give near, with, or to first, and then that the others would follow. But any one; to give over, to deliver up.- Robinson. it also means that Christ would be first, because It is applied to the act of delivering up persons it was proper that he should be first. He was | to the power or authority of others, as, c. 9. to first in rank, in dignity, and in honour; he was magistrates for trial and condemnation. (Natt. the leader of all others, and their resurrection v. 25. Mark xv. 1. Luke xx. 20 :) to lictors, or depended on his. And as it was proper that a soldiers, for punishment, (Matt. xviii. 24;) or to leader or commander should have the first place one's enemies, (Matt. xxvi. 15.) It is applied on a march, or in an enterprise involving peril also to persons or things delivered over or suror glory ; so it was proper that Christ should be rendered, to do or suffer any thing. (Acts xv. first in the resurrection, and that the others 26. 1 Cor. xii. 3. Eph. iv. 19.) It is also applied to persons or things delivered over to the care, God.- To God as God; to the Divinity. Tbe charge, or supervision of any one, in the sense of Mediator shall have given up the peculiar poser giving up, intrusting, committing. (Matt. xi. 27 ; , and rule as Mediator, and it shall be exereised xxv. 14. Luke iv. 6, 10, 2:2.) Here the obvious | by God as God. Even the Father.- And (cai) sense is that of surrendering, giving back, deli- the Father. The word “ Father," as applied to vering up, rendering up that which had been God in the Scriptures, is used in two sen sesto received, implying that an important trust had designate the Father, the First Person of tbt been received, which was now to be rendered Trinity, as distinguished from the Son; and in back. And according to this interpretation, it a broader, wider sense, to denote God as sustainmeans, (1.) That the Lord Jesus had received oring the relation of a Father to his creatures, as been intrusted with an important power or office the Father of all. Instances of this use are too! as Mediator. Comp. Note, Matt. xviii. 18. (2.) numerous to be here particularly referred to. It! That he had executed the purpose implied in that is in this latter sense, perhaps, that the word is trust or commission; and, (3.) That he was now used here-not to denote that the Second Persau rendering back to God that office or authority of the Trinity is to surrender all power into the which he had received at his hands. As the hands of the First, or that he is to cease to exerwork had been accomplished which had been cise dominion and control ; but that the poser is contemplated in his design; as there would be no to be yielded into the hands of God as God. L. € further necessity for mediation when redemption as the universal Father, as the Divinity, without should have been made, and his church reco being exercised in any peculiar and special inanvered from sin and brought to glory, there would | ner by the different persons of the Godbead, as be no further need of that peculiar arrangement had been done in the work of redemption. At 1 which had been implied in the work of redemp the close of the work of redemption this pecalia: tion, and of course all the intrustment of power arrangement would cease; and God, as the aniinvolved in that would be again restored to the versal Father and Ruler of all, would exercise hands of God. The idea, says Grotius, is, that | the government of the world. See, however, he would deliver up the kingdom as the go. | Note on ver. 28. When he shall hare put doar vernors of provinces render again or deliver up -- When he shall have " abolished." or brought their commission and authority to the Cæsars to nought, all that opposed the reign of God 40 who appointed them. There is no absurdity in rule, &c. All those mighty powers that opposed this view ; for if the world was to be redeemed, God and resisted his reign. The words bere it was necessary that the Redeemer should be used do not seem intended to denote the several intrusted with power sufficient for his work. / departments or forms of opposition, but to be When that work was done, and there was no general terms, meaning that whatever opposed further need of that peculiar exercise of power, God should be subdued. They include, of course, I then it would be proper that it should be restored, the kingdoms of this world ; the sins, pride, and or that the government of God should be admi corruption of the human heart; the powers of nistered as it was before the work of redemption darkness—the spiritual dominions that oppuse was undertaken ; that the Divinity, or the God God on earth and in hell; and death and the head, as such, should preside over the destinies grave. All shall be completely subdued, and of the universe. Of course, it will not follow cease to interpose any obstacles to the advancethat the Second Person of the Trinity will sur ment of his kingdom and to his universal reign. render all power, or cease to exercise govern A monarch reigns when all his enemies are subment: it will be that power only which he had dued or destroyed; or when they are preveated as Mediator; and whatever part in the admi- | from opposing his will, even though all should nistration of the government of the universe he not voluntarily submit to his will. 'The follovshared as Divine before the incarnation, he will ing remarks of Professor Bush present a piacstill share, with the additional glory and honour sible and ingenious view of this difficult passage, of having redeemed a world by his death. The and they are therefore subjoined here. * Ii the kingdom.—This word means properly dominion, opinion of the eminent critie, Storr, may be adreign, the exercise of kingly power. In the mitted, that the kingdom here said to be de New Testament, it means commonly the reign livered up to the Father is not the kingdom of of the Messiah, or the dominion which God Christ, but the rule and dominion of all adsense would exercise through the Messiah ; the reign powers--an opinion rendered very probable by of God over men by the laws and institutions of the following words : 'when he shall bare put the Messiah. See Note, Matt. iii. 2. Here it down (Gr. done away, abolished) all rule, and 2:1 means, I think, evidently, dominion in general. authority and power, and ver. 25, 'till he hath It cannot denote the peculiar administration over put all his enemies under his feet,'-then is the the world involved in the work of mediation, passage of identical import with Rev. ix. 15. refor that will be ended ; but it means that the ferring to precisely the same period : . And the empire, the sovereignty, shall have been deli- seventh angel sounded; and there were great vered up to God. His enemies shall have been voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of the subdued. His power shall have been asserted. world are become the kingdoms of our Lord and The authority of God shall have been establish- of his Christ ; and he shall reign for ever and ed, and the kingdom, or the dominion, shall be ever.' It is, therefore, we conceive, but a pein the hands of God himself; and he shall reign, | culiar mode of denoting the transfer, the making not in the peculiar form which existed in the over of the kingdoms of this world from their work of mediation, but absolutely, and as he did former despotic and antichristian rulers to the over obedient minds before the incarnation. To sovereignty of Jesus Christ, the appointed heir
and head of all things, whose kingdom is to be is here personified as a tyrant, exercising desererlasting. If this interpretation be correct, potic power over the human race; and he is to we are prepared to advance a step farther, and be subdued. suggest that the phrase, “ he shall have delivered up,' (Greek, rapaon.) be understood as an in VER. 27. For he «hath put all things under his stance of the idiom in which the verb is used feet. But when he saith, All things are put without any personal nominative, but has refer
under him; it is manifest that he is excepted ence to the purpose of God as expressed in the Scriptures; so that the passage may be read, which did put all things under him. • Then cometh the end, (i. e, not the close, the
c Ps. viii. 6. final winding up, but the perfect development, expansion, completion, consummation of the Di For he hath put. God has put by promise, purvine plans in regard to this world,) when the pro- pose, or decree. All things under his feet.--He phetic announcements of the Scriptures require has made all things subject to him; or has apthe delivering up (i. e. the making over) of all pointed him to be head over all things. Comp. adverse dominion into the hands of the Messiah, Matt. xxviii. 18. John xvii. 2. Eph. i. 20—22. to whose supremacy we are taught to expect that it is evident that Paul here refers to some proevery thing will finally be made subject.'”—Illus- mise or prediction respecting the Messiah, though trations of Scripture. A more extended exami- he does not expressly quote any passage, or make nation of this difficult passage may be seen in it certain to what he refers. The words " bath Storr's Opuscula, vol. i. pp. 274–282. See also put all things under his feet" are found in Ps. viii. Biblical Repository, vol. iii. pp. 748–755. 6, as applicable to man, and as designed to show
the dignity and dominion of man, Whether the VER. 25. For he must reign, till he hath put all psalm has any reference to the Messiah, has been enemies under his feet.
made a question. Those who are disposed to see
an examination of this question, may find it in #Ps. ii. 6--10; xlv. 3–6; ex. 1. Eph. i. 22. Heb. i. 13. Stuart on the Hebrews, on ch. i. 6–8; and in
Excursus ix. of the same work, p. 568–570. Ed. For he must reign. It is fit, or proper (ôi,) | 1833. In the passage before us, it is not necesthat he should reign till this is accomplished. It sary to suppose that Paul meant to say that the is proper that the mediatorial kingdom should psalm had a particular reference to the Messiah. continue till this great work is effected. The All that is implied is, that it was the intention of word “must” here refers to the propriety of this God to subdue all things to him ; this was the continuance of his reign, and to the fact that this general strain of the prophecies in regard to him ; was contemplated and predicted as the work which this was the purpose of God; and this idea is he would accomplish. He came to subdue all accurately expressed in the words of the psalm ; his energies. See Ps. ii. 6-10; or Ps. cx. 1, or these words will convey the general sense of * The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my the prophetic writings in regard to the Messiah. right hand until I make thine enemies thy foot- It may be true, also, that although the passage in stool.” Paul, doubtless, had this passage in his Ps. viii, has no immediate and direct reference to ereas affirming the necessity that he should reign the Messiah, yet it includes him as one who posuntil all his foes should be subdued. That this sessed human nature. The psalm may be underrefers to the Messiah is abundantly clear from stood as affirming that all things were subjected Matt. xxii. 44, 45.
to human nature; i. e. human nature had domi
nion and control over all. But this was more TER. 26. The last enemy that shall be destroyed!
particularly and eminently true of the Messiah is death.
than of any other man. In all other cases, great b Hos. xiii. 4. 2 Tim. i. 10. Rev. xx. 14
as was the diguity of man, yet his control over
"all things” was limited and partial. In the 1 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.- Messiah it was to be complete and entire. His i The other foes of God should be subdued before dominion, therefore, was a comelete fulfilment, i.e.
the final resurrection. The enmity of the human filling up (lipoua) of the words in the psalm. heart should be subdued by the triumphs of the Under him alone was there to be an entire aczospel. The sceptre of Satan should be broken complishment of what is there said ; and as that and wrested from him. The false systems of re- psalm was to be fulfilled, as it was to be true that ligion that had tyrannized over men should be it might be said of man that all things were subdestroyed. The gospel should have spread everyject to him, it was to be fulfilled mainly in the where, and the world be converted to God. And person of the Messiah, whose human nature was Dothing should remain but to subdue or destroy to be exalted above all things. Comp. Heb. ii. death, and that would be by the resurrection. It 6–9. But when he saith. When God says, or would be, (1.) Because the resurrection would be when it is said ; when that promise is made rea triamph over death, showing that there was specting the Messiah. It is manifest.-It must one of greater power, and that the sceptre would be so ; it must be so understood and interpreted. be wrested from the hands of death. (2.) Be- That he is excepted, &c.—That God is excepted ; cause death would cease to reign. No more that it cannot mean that the appointing power is would ever die. All that should be raised up to be subject to bim. Paul may have made this would live for ever; and the effects of sin and remark for several reasons. Perhaps, (1.) To Tebellion in this world would be thus for ever | avoid the possibility of cavil, or misconstruction ended, and the kingdom of God restored. Death of the phrase, "all things," as if it meant that
God would be included, and would be subdued to ending, was indeed clearly predicted. See him ; as among the heathen, Jupiter is fabled to ! Sam, vii. 16. Psa. xlv. 6. Isa. ix. 6,7. Dan. have expelled his father Saturn from his throne ii. 44 ; vii. 14. Luke i. 22, 23. Heb. i. s. But and from heaven. (2.) It might be to prevent these predictions may be all accomplished on the supposition, from what Paul had said of the the supposition that the peculiar mediatorial extent of the Son's dominion, that he was in any kingdom of the Messiah shall be given up to respect superior to the Father. It is implied by God, and that he shall be subject to him. For, this exception here, that when the necessity for (a) His kingdom will be perpetual, in contrathe peculiar mediatorial kingdom of the Son distinction from the kingdoms of this world. should cease, there would be a resuming of the They are fluctuating, changing, short in their authority and dominion of the Father, in the duration. His shall not cease, and shall comanner in which it subsisted before the incarna tinue to the end of time. (b) His kingdon tion. (3.) The expression may also be regarded shall be perpetual, because those who are brought as intensive or emphatic; as denoting, in the most under the laws of God by him shall remain subabsolute sense, that there was nothing in the uni- Lject to those laws for ever. The sceptre Deter verse, but God, which was not subject to him. shall be broken, and the kingdom shall abide God was the only exception; and his dominion, all eternity. (c) Christ, the Son of God, in his therefore, was absolute over all other beings and divine nature, as God, shall never cease to rugl things.
As Mediator, he may resign his commission and
his peculiar office, having made an atonement, VER. 28. And when all things shall be subdued having recovered his people, having protected
d unto him, then shall the Son also himself be and guided them to heaven. Yet as one with subject unto him
the Father; as the “ Father of the everlasting that put all things under
| age,” (Isai. ix. 6,) he shall not cease to reigt. him, that God may be all in all.
The functions of a peculiar office may have bett d Phil. iii. 21.
e Chap. xi. 3.
discharged, and delegated power laid down, and
that which appropriately belongs to him in virtle And when, &c.-- In this future time, when this of his own nature and relations may be resumed shall be accomplished. This implies that the time and executed for ever; and it shall still be true has not yet arrived, and that his dominion is now that the reign of the Son of God, in union, of exercised, and that he is carrying forward his in oneness with the Father, shall continue for plans for the subjugation of all things to God. ever. (5.) The interpretation which atfirms that Shall be subdued unto him.-Shall be brought un- | the Son shall then be subject to the Father in der subjection. When all his enemies shall be the sense of laying down his delegated authority, overcome and destroyed ; or when the hearts of and ceasing to exercise his mediatorial reig, the redeemed shall be entirely subject to God. has been the common interpretation of all times When God's kingdom shall be fully established This remark is of value only, because in the over the universe. It shall then be seen that he interpretation of plain words, it is not probable is Lord of all. In the previous verses he had that men of all classes and ranks in different spoken of the promise that all things should be ages would err. The Son also himself. - The subjected to God; in this, he speaks of its being | term “ Son of God” is applied to the Lord Jesus actually done. Then shall the Son also himself be with reference to his human nature, his incarsubject, &c.--It has been proposed to render | nation by the Holy Ghost, and his resurrect.oh this, “even then shall the Son," &c.; implying, from the dead. See Note on Rom. i. 4. lite that he been all along subject to God; had acted | fers, I apprehend, to that in this place. It diri under his authority; and that this subjection not mean that the second person in the Trian. would continue even then in a sense similar to as such, should be subject to the first; but it that in which it had existed ; and that Christ means the incarnate Son, the Mediator. - fie would then continue to exercise a delegated au
man that was born, and that was raised from the thority over his people and kingdom. See an | dead, and to whom this wide dominion bad bepi article “ on the duration of Christ's kingdom,” | given,-should resign that dominion, and that by Prof. Mills, in Bib. Rep. vol. iii. p. 748, seg. the government should be reassumed by the
e Di, But to this interpretation there are objections. I vinity as God. As man, he shall cease to extra (1.) It is not the obvious interpretation. (2.) It | cise any distinct dominion. This does not means does not seem to comport with the design and evidently, that the union of the divine ang bu scope of the passage, which most evidently refers | man nature will be dissolved; nor that importan to some change, or rendering back of the autho- | purposes may not be answered by that cont rity of the Messiah; or to some resumption of union for ever; nor that the divine perfect authority by the Divinity, or by God as God, in may not shine forth in some glorious ? a different sense from what existed under the through the man Christ Jesus; but tbat the per Messiah. (3.) Such a statement would be unneces- | pose of government shall no longer be exer sary and vain. Who could reasonably doubt that in that way; the mediatorial kingdom, as the Son would be as much subject to God when all
ct to God when all shall no longer be continued, and power slidi. things had been subdued to him as he was before ? exercised by God as God. The redeemed (4.) It is not necessary to suppose this in order
suppose this in order | still adore their Redeemer as their incan to reconcile the passage with what is said of the God, and dwell upon the remembrance of perpetuity of Christ's kingdom and his eternal
n and his eternal work, and upon his perfections; (Rev. l. 3,5 reign. That he would reign ; that his kingdom
ign ; that his kingdom, v. 12 ; xi. 15 ;) but not as exercising the per would be perpetual, and that it would be un- | power which he now has, and which was not
| ful to effect their redemption. That God may be lemn argument. (c) It does not accord with all in all.-That God may be supreme; that the the strain and purpose of his argument. If this Divinity, the Godhead, may rule; and that it custom had been referred to, his design would may be seen that he is the Sovereign over all have led him to say, " What will become of them the universe. By the word “God,” (ó ococ,) for whom others have been haptized? Are we Withy and Hammond, I think correctly, un- | to believe that they have perished?” (d) It is derstand the Godhead, the Divine nature, the far more probable that the custom referred to in Divinity, consisting of the three persons, with- | this opinion arose from an erroneous interpretaout respect to any peculiar office or kingdom. | tion of this passage of Scripture, than that it
existed in the time of Paul, (5.) There remain VER. 29. Else what shall they do which fare two other opinions, both of which are plausible,
and one of which is probably the true one. One baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at
is, that the word baptized is used here as it is in all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
Matt. xx. 22, 23; Mark x, 39 ; Luke xii. 50,
in the sense of being overwhelmed with calamiRom. vi. 3, 4.
ties, trials, and sufferings; and as meaning that | Else what shall they do, &c.—The apostle here | the apostles and others were subjected to great
resumes the argument for the resurrection which trials on account of the dead, i. e. in the hope of ' was interrupted at ver. 19. He goes on to state the resurrection; or with the expectation that further consequences which must follow from the dead would rise. This is the opinion of the denial of this doctrine, and thence infers that | Lightfoot, Rosenmüller, Pearce, Homberg, the doctrine must be true. There is, perhaps, | Krause, and of Prof. Robinson, (Lex, art. Bare no passage of the New Testament in respect to ricw,) and has much that is plausible. That the which there has been a greater variety of inter- / word is thus used to denote a deep sinking into pretation than this; and the views of expositors | calamities, there can be no doubt. And that the now by no means harmonise in regard to its apostles and early Christians subjected themselves, meaning. It is possible that Paul may here refer | or were subjected to great and overwhelming catoy some practice or custom which existed in his | lamities on account of the hope of the resurrection, time respecting baptism, the knowledge of which is equally clear. This interpretation, also, agrees is now lost. The various opinions which have with the general tenor of the argument ; and is been entertained in regard to this passage, to- | an argument for the resurrection. And it implies gether with an examination of them, may be that this was the full and constant belief of all seen in Pool's Synopsis, Rosenmüller, and who endured these trials, that there would be a Bloomfield. It may be not useless just to refer | resurrection of the dead. The argument would to some of them, that the perplexity of commen be, that they should be slow to adopt an opinion ta:ors may be seen. (1.) It has been held by which would imply that all their sufferings were some that by “the dead” here is meant the Mes- endured for nought, and that God had supported sah, who was put to death, the plural being them in this in vain ; that God had plunged them ised for the singular, meaning “the dead one." | into all these sorrows, and had sustained them in
(2.) By others, that the word baptized here is them only to disappoint them. That this view | taken in the sense of washing, cleansing, purify- | is plausible, and that it suits the strain of remark
ing, as in Matt. viii. 4; Heb. ix. 10; and that in the following verses, is evident. But there the sense is, that the dead were carefully washed / are objections to it. (a) It is not the usual and and purified when buried, with the hope of the natural meaning of the word baptize. (6) A resurrection, and, as it were, preparatory to that. | metaphorical use of a word should not be re13.) By others, that to be baptized for the dead sorted to unless necessary. (c) The literal means to be baptized as dead, being baptized | meaning of the word here will as well meet the into Christ, and buried with him in baptism, | design of the apostle as the metaphorical. (d) and that by their immersion they were regarded This interpretation does not relieve us from any as dead. (4.) By others, that the apostle refers of the difficulties in regard to the phrase " for to a custom of vicarious baptism, or being bap the dead ;” and (e) It is altogether more natural tized for those who were dead, referring to the to suppose that the apostle would derive his arpractice of having some person baptized in the gument from the baptism of all who were Chrispiace of one who had died without baptism. || tians, than from the figurative baptism of a few This was the opinion of Grotius, Michaelis, Ter- | who went into the perils of martyrdom.--The tullian, and Ambrose. Such was the estimate other opinion, therefore, is, that the apostle here which was formed, it is supposed, of the import- | refers to baptism as administered to all believers. ance of baptism, that when one had died without | This is the most correct opinion ; is the most Dang baptized, some other person was baptized | simple, and best meets the design of the arguover his dead body in his place. That this cus- | ment. According to this, it means that they had tom prevailed in the church after the time of been baptized with the hope and expectation of a Paul, has been abundantly proved by Grotius, resurrection of the dead. They had received and is generally admitted. But the objections this as one of the leading doctrines of the gospel to this interpretation are obvious. (u) There is when they were baptized. It was a part of their To evidence that such a custom prevailed in the full and firm belief that the dead would rise. The Live of Paul. (b) It cannot be believed that argument according to this interpretation is, that find would give countenance to a custom so this was an essential article of the faith of a
pseless and so contrary to the Scripture, or Christian ; that it was embraced by all; that it that he would make it the foundation of a so-constituted a part of their very profession; and