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Samuel Rutherford

Samuel Rutherford was born in 1600 and died in 1661.  These were turbulent years.  They witnessed the reigns of the three most despotic Stewart kings, James VI, Charles I and Charles II; the signing of the National Covenant in 1638; the English Civil War; the deliberations of the Westminster Assembly; the beheading of the King; the occupation of Scotland by Cromwell's army; and the restoration of Charles II in 1660.  No other period in British history saw such upheaval.

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Exegesis of 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

Apart from variations in detail there is little disagreement among commentators, ancient or modern, on the exegesis of 1 Corinthians 6.1-11.  The following summary represents in substance the views of Barrett, Calvin, Edwards, Fee, Findlay, Grosheide, Hodge, Prior, Sampley. These reflected such unanimity that there seemed little point in widening the search.  The difficulty arises not in the exegesis, but in the application. 

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