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Paul the apostle fought wild animals as a gladiator

 
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Paul the apostle fought wild animals as a gladiator
1 Corinthians 15:32
[32]If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

With its seating capacity of about 25,000, the Great Theatre at Ephesus is the largest Roman theatre in Anatolia and is believed to have been the second biggest in the ancient world after the Colosseum in Rome, which had a capacity of 50,000.
[link to ephesushistoricaltours.com]

Of course he wasn't doing it for fun, he was being persecuted for his faith and could have died.






Paul was a badass, like so many anointed of God.
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
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Ok armchair scholar, what's the troo meaning, oh wisest one of all? How shall the troo meaning of the verse be understood? Use your powers, and tell us the deeper hidden meanings.
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
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hesright
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
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hesright
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2 Corinthians 11:22 Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? so am I.
2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.
2 Corinthians 11:24 Of the Hebrews five times received I forty stripes save one.
2 Corinthians 11:25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
2 Corinthians 11:26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
2 Corinthians 11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
2 Corinthians 11:28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
2 Corinthians 11:29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
2 Corinthians 11:30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
2 Corinthians 11:32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
2 Corinthians 11:33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.
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Strongs Number: G2341

Orig: from a compound of 2342 and 3164; to be a beast-fighter (in the gladiatorial show), i.e. (figuratively) to encounter (furious men):--fight with wild beasts. G2342

Use: Verb

Heb Strong:

1) to fight with wild beasts

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Paul preached to strive not with others, to not harm others, that we fight and wrestle against spirits, so we know he was not saying that he had to whoop some ass in Ephesus to really show some people that Jesus Christ is Lord and his disciples know how to fight! He's saying that he had to fight animals to save his life.
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I’m with OP on this. Scripture speaks of Paul fighting the beasts in Ephesus. And there was a colosseum for fighting beasts in Ephesus while he was there. No need to twist scripture and say ‘well... by beasts he must have meant rude humans!’

No, it means beasts as in animals at the colosseum. This was stated after he stated all the other insane trials he had to endure. After reading about everything else he went through why does your brain have a problem believing he also got put in a coliseum with wild animals especially when other scripture backs this up that believers were killed in the most inhuman ways?
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He's saying, If my faith is in vain, why would I subject myself to fighting beasts as persecution for my faith?

let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die
I believe it was a common saying for gladiators who were not very hopeful of living through the next day.
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He was a wrestler too.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
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Paul specifically mentions himself fighting in an arena historically renowned for the fights that happened with in it.


Wtf are you on about?
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78249238


Ok armchair scholar, what's the troo meaning, oh wisest one of all? How shall the troo meaning of the verse be understood? Use your powers, and tell us the deeper hidden meanings.
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It has nothing to do with being a scholar. You just need to have an understanding of old English. Which you obviously don’t.
The “troo” meaning is that Paul was referring to the men he fought. They acted like beasts. “After the manner of men(literally men)”.

Why do you people who have limited mental capacity try to act so knowledgable about things you obviously do not understand? You just show yourselves to be utter fools. Never mind, I answered my own question. Fools are ignorant of the fact that they are fools. The rest of us non-fools just have to watch you show everyone your ass.
Continue on my ignorant fool. I’m sure no one can stop your idiocy.
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78249238


Paul specifically mentions himself fighting in an arena historically renowned for the fights that happened with in it.


Wtf are you on about?
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Fools begetting fools. Learn to read and do some research before you flap your gums you ignorant twat.
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I’m with OP on this. Scripture speaks of Paul fighting the beasts in Ephesus. And there was a colosseum for fighting beasts in Ephesus while he was there. No need to twist scripture and say ‘well... by beasts he must have meant rude humans!’

No, it means beasts as in animals at the colosseum. This was stated after he stated all the other insane trials he had to endure. After reading about everything else he went through why does your brain have a problem believing he also got put in a coliseum with wild animals especially when other scripture backs this up that believers were killed in the most inhuman ways?
 Quoting: Psalm119


After the manner of men actually means MEN. Literally. My God people. There are so many resources to look up this stuff. It’s just lazy shilling on your part at this point.
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I’m with OP on this. Scripture speaks of Paul fighting the beasts in Ephesus. And there was a colosseum for fighting beasts in Ephesus while he was there. No need to twist scripture and say ‘well... by beasts he must have meant rude humans!’

No, it means beasts as in animals at the colosseum. This was stated after he stated all the other insane trials he had to endure. After reading about everything else he went through why does your brain have a problem believing he also got put in a coliseum with wild animals especially when other scripture backs this up that believers were killed in the most inhuman ways?
 Quoting: Psalm119


After the manner of men actually means MEN. Literally. My God people. There are so many resources to look up this stuff. It’s just lazy shilling on your part at this point.
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Paul was not a hypocrite. He was implying that he is better than the carnal man by referring to men as beside himself.
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1 Corinthians 15:32
[32]If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

With its seating capacity of about 25,000, the Great Theatre at Ephesus is the largest Roman theatre in Anatolia and is believed to have been the second biggest in the ancient world after the Colosseum in Rome, which had a capacity of 50,000.
[link to ephesushistoricaltours.com]

Of course he wasn't doing it for fun, he was being persecuted for his faith and could have died.






Paul was a badass, like so many anointed of God.
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Accurate translations help.

"32 If at Ephesus I fought with beasts, so to speak, "

Don't use the King James, or anything other than Catholic Bibles. They are infested with lies, changed meanings, put there by the demons to lead people astray.
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1 Corinthians 15:32
[32]If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.

With its seating capacity of about 25,000, the Great Theatre at Ephesus is the largest Roman theatre in Anatolia and is believed to have been the second biggest in the ancient world after the Colosseum in Rome, which had a capacity of 50,000.
[link to ephesushistoricaltours.com]

Of course he wasn't doing it for fun, he was being persecuted for his faith and could have died.






Paul was a badass, like so many anointed of God.
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Accurate translations help.

"32 If at Ephesus I fought with beasts, so to speak, "

Don't use the King James, or anything other than Catholic Bibles. They are infested with lies, changed meanings, put there by the demons to lead people astray.
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Paul was a gladiator, a real badass. Hollywood made Gladiator in honor of him it seems.
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I’m with OP on this. Scripture speaks of Paul fighting the beasts in Ephesus. And there was a colosseum for fighting beasts in Ephesus while he was there. No need to twist scripture and say ‘well... by beasts he must have meant rude humans!’

No, it means beasts as in animals at the colosseum. This was stated after he stated all the other insane trials he had to endure. After reading about everything else he went through why does your brain have a problem believing he also got put in a coliseum with wild animals especially when other scripture backs this up that believers were killed in the most inhuman ways?
 Quoting: Psalm119


correct
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78249238


Ok armchair scholar, what's the troo meaning, oh wisest one of all? How shall the troo meaning of the verse be understood? Use your powers, and tell us the deeper hidden meanings.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78345113

It has nothing to do with being a scholar. You just need to have an understanding of old English. Which you obviously don’t.
The “troo” meaning is that Paul was referring to the men he fought. They acted like beasts. “After the manner of men(literally men)”.

Why do you people who have limited mental capacity try to act so knowledgable about things you obviously do not understand? You just show yourselves to be utter fools. Never mind, I answered my own question. Fools are ignorant of the fact that they are fools. The rest of us non-fools just have to watch you show everyone your ass.
Continue on my ignorant fool. I’m sure no one can stop your idiocy.
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you are a true imbecile.
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78249238


Paul specifically mentions himself fighting in an arena historically renowned for the fights that happened with in it.


Wtf are you on about?
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Fools begetting fools. Learn to read and do some research before you flap your gums you ignorant twat.
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Im sure after dozens to hundreds of cultural, senantic and intentional edits of the Bible have resulted in you understanding it 100% exactly as it was meant to be understood when it was first written.

Lol fools begetting fools is 100% right on.
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You are utterly twisting and distorting scripture, assigning a meaning that is not and never was intended.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78249238


Paul specifically mentions himself fighting in an arena historically renowned for the fights that happened with in it.


Wtf are you on about?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75758325


Fools begetting fools. Learn to read and do some research before you flap your gums you ignorant twat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78014815


Im sure after dozens to hundreds of cultural, senantic and intentional edits of the Bible have resulted in you understanding it 100% exactly as it was meant to be understood when it was first written.

Lol fools begetting fools is 100% right on.
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Have any proof of your parroting?
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Saint Tekla was fed to the lions. Her righteous thoughts were extremely strong and a female lion laid down in front of her, protecting her. The Romans let her go that time (but they kept persecuting her).
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