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ISAAC BARROW, D. D.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
SERMONS ON THE CREED, EXPOSITIONS, &c.
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
Dead and Buried.
I COR. XV. 3.
For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Chrift died for our fins, according to the Scriptures.
ST. Paul, meaning in this chapter to maintain a very fun- SERM. damental point of our religion (the refurrection of the XXVII. dead) against fome infidels or heretics, who among the Corinthians, his scholars in the faith, did oppose it; doth, in order to the proof of his affertion, and refutation of that pernicious error, premise thofe doctrines, which he having received both from relation of the other Apostles, and by immediate revelation from God himself, had delivered unto them, v páros, in the first place, or among the prime things; that is, as most eminent and important points of Chriftian doctrine; the truth whereof confequently (ftanding upon the fame foundations with Chriftianity itself, upon Divine revelation and apoftolical teftimony) could nowife be difputed of, or doubted, by any good Christian. Of which doctrines (the collection of which he styleth the Gospel; that Gospel, by embracing and retaining which they were, he faith, to be faved) the firft is that in our text, concerning the death of our Lord, undergone by him for our falvation: which point, as of all others in our religion it is of peculiar confequence, fo it much concerneth us both firmly to believe it and well