Our Lord Appears After His Ascension.
F I. Cor. XV. 8.
f 8 and last of all, as to the child untimely born, he appeared to me
also. [Since Paul reckons this among the
767bodily appearances of
our Lord, we have included it in our work; but it borders upon those spiritual
appearances which belong rather to apostolic history and may be classed with
the vision of Stephen (Acts vii. 55) and
John (Rev. i. 9–17), to which it
was near kin. Accounts of the appearance will be found in the ninth,
twenty-second and twenty-sixth chapters of Acts. For completeness' sake we
might also add the words of Jesus at Acts xx.
35, viz.: It is more blessed to give than to receive. These
words quoted by Paul are not found in the gospel. The earthly life of Jesus
shades off into the celestial, but we think that he have now given all that may
be rightly included in the former.]