In 1 Corithians 15:32, it says that Paul fought beasts

Posted by Peter A Vandever in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

In 1 Corithians 15:32, it says that Paul fought the beast in Ephesus. He did not have a prayer meeting, a gospel tent meeting or a campmeeting…. he had a battle in the second heavens.

Jerrod Buffington [11/07/2015 3:57 AM]
Good word

John Kissinger [11/07/2015 8:48 AM]
???????????? – “fighting wild beast” (one word) and not The Beast of Revelation if this is what you were trying to say…

Link Hudson [11/08/2015 12:40 PM]
I think I’ve heard people try to tie this in the the ‘natural brute beasts’ of Jude as a reference to ungodly people.

John Kissinger [11/08/2015 3:53 PM]
these words some take literally, supposing that Paul was condemned to fight with wild beasts; others explain them tropically of a fierce contest with brutal and ferocious men (so ??????????? in Ignatius ad Rom. 5 [ET] (etc.); ????? ??????? ???????? says Pompey, in the Appendix, bell. 104:2,61; see ??????). The former opinion encounters the objection that Paul would not have omitted this most terrible of all perils from the catalog in 2 Corinthians 11:23ff THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON http://biblehub.com/greek/2341.htm

Peter A Vandever [11/08/2015 4:13 PM]
my take: spirit of religion.

John Kissinger [11/08/2015 4:26 PM]
I’d agree that the beasts were some sort of demonic spirits

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