The First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians

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Introductory Notice

Introductory Note to the First Epistle of Clement to the Corinthians

Chapter I.--The salutation. Praise of the Corinthians before the breaking forth of schism among them.

Chapter II.--Praise of the Corinthians continued.

Chapter III.--The sad state of the Corinthian church after sedition arose in it from envy and emulation.

Chapter IV.--Many evils have already flowed from this source in ancient times.

Chapter V.--No less evils have arisen from the same source in the most recent times. The martyrdom of Peter and Paul.

Chapter VI.--Continuation. Several other martyrs.

Chapter VII.--An exhortation to repentance.

Chapter VIII.--Continuation respecting repentance.

Chapter IX.--Examples of the saints.

Chapter X.--Continuation of the above.

Chapter XI.--Continuation. Lot.

Chapter XII.--The rewards of faith and hospitality. Rahab.

Chapter XIII.--An exhortation to humility.

Chapter XIV.--We should obey God rather than the authors of sedition.

Chapter XV.--We must adhere to those who cultivate peace, not to those who merely pretend to do so.

Chapter XVI.--Christ as an example of humility.

Chapter XVII.--The saints as examples of humility.

Chapter XVIII.--David as an example of humility.

Chapter XIX.--Imitating these examples, let us seek after peace.

Chapter XX.--The peace and harmony of the universe.

Chapter XXI.--Let us obey God, and not the authors of sedition.

Chapter XXII.--These exhortations are confirmed by the Christian faith, which proclaims the misery of sinful conduct.

Chapter XXIII.--Be humble, and believe that Christ will come again.

Chapter XXIV.--God continually shows us in nature that there will be a resurrection.

Chapter XXV.--The phoenix an emblem of our resurrection.

Chapter XXVI.--We shall rise again, then, as the Scripture also testifies.

Chapter XXVII.--In the hope of the resurrection, let us cleave to the omnipotent and omniscient God.

Chapter XXVIII.--God sees all things: therefore let us avoid transgression.

Chapter XXIX.--Let us also draw near to God in purity of heart.

Chapter XXX.--Let us do those things that please God, and flee from those He hates, that we may be blessed.

Chapter XXXI.--Let us see by what means we may obtain the divine blessing.

Chapter XXXII.--We are justified not by our own works, but by faith.

Chapter XXXIII.--But let us not give up the practice of good works and love. God Himself is an example to us of good works.

Chapter XXXIV.--Great is the reward of good works with God. Joined together in harmony, let us implore that reward from Him.

Chapter XXXV.--Immense is this reward. How shall we obtain it?

Chapter XXXVI.--All blessings are given to us through Christ.

Chapter XXXVII.--Christ is our leader, and we His soldiers.

Chapter XXXVIII.--Let the members of the Church submit themselves, and no one exalt himself above another.

Chapter XXXIX.--There is no reason for self-conceit.

Chapter XL.--Let us preserve in the Church the order appointed by God.

Chapter XLI.--Continuation of the same subject.

Chapter XLII.--The order of ministers in the Church.

Chapter XLIII.--Moses of old stilled the contention which arose concerning the priestly dignity.

Chapter XLIV.--The ordinances of the apostles, that there might be no contention respecting the priestly office.

Chapter XLV.--It is the part of the wicked to vex the righteous.

Chapter XLVI.--Let us cleave to the righteous: your strife is pernicious.

Chapter XLVII.--Your recent discord is worse than the former which took place in the times of Paul.

Chapter XLVIII.--Let us return to the practice of brotherly love.

Chapter XLIX.--The praise of love.

Chapter L.--Let us pray to be thought worthy of love.

Chapter LI.--Let the partakers in strife acknowledge their sins.

Chapter LII.--Such a confession is pleasing to God.

Chapter LIII.--The love of Moses towards his people.

Chapter LIV.--He who is full of love will incur every loss, that peace may be restored to the Church.

Chapter LV.--Examples of such love.

Chapter LVI.--Let us admonish and correct one another.

Chapter LVII.--Let the authors of sedition submit themselves.

Chapter LVIII.--Blessings sought for all that call upon God.

Chapter LIX.--The Corinthians are exhorted speedily to send back word that peace has been restored. The benediction.

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