Ioannis Coleti-Enarratio in Primam Epistolam S. Pauli Ad Corinthios; An Exposition of St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians. Now First Published

Ioannis Coleti-Enarratio in Primam Epistolam S. Pauli Ad Corinthios; An Exposition of St. Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians. Now First Published

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...after that same pattern; in this at least being conformed to Christ, and being themselves in Him. This is the meaning of the eni l Cor. x. 13. Ib. oer. 17. pression: We being many ore one bread and one body;--all of us, that is, who partake of the one bread and the one cup. That is the one nourishment on which we are fed, distributed to the whole society as to one body; that all men, being nourished by the one, may be one in that whereby they are nourished; not themselves assimilating the nourishment, but being transformed by it, as by the stronger, into itself. For herein is the very secret of our conformity and union; in that Christ, though received in common by-different persons, passes not into their differing nature. They who commu nicate are not stronger than He who is communicated; but the different ones, being formed anew to oneness by the stronger Christ, succeed in passing into the very being on whom they feed. Perhaps the expression of St. Paul quoted above' may not inaptly harmonize, in its condensed language, with this sense, as well as be opposed to it. I mean the question: Do we emulate the Lord? are we stronger than he? For at the table of the Lord the case is this, that the communicants of Christ are transformed into Him; whereas, at the table of devils, they either change the devils, into themselves, or are changed into the devils. If they boastfully declare that they so change them, then are they emulating the Lord, in attempting to do what belongs to Him. It remains therefore that they are changed into the devils; being men that have no strength without Christ, and are easily conquered. And thus, at the table of devils, these men who are not stronger than the Lord, become themselves devilish. In whatsoever any...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980980
  • 9781236980984