Even if, for certain, the apostle had granted pardon of fornication to that Corinthian, it would be another instance of his once for all contravening his own practice to meet the requirement of the time. He circumcised Timotheus alone, and yet did away with circumcision.
He therefore made some concession, as was necessary, for a time; and this was the reason why he had Timothy circumcised,
(conversion to) the faith, he would have done (it), just as (he did) the other (actions) which he did adversely to the (strict) letter of his own rule, to suit the circumstances. of the times: circumcising Timotheus
or when he circumcises Timothy,
For they, who had received from our Lord power and authority, had no need that laws should be appointed for them by others. For Paul also, and Timothy,
For he says that when Barnabas, and John who was called Mark, had parted company from Paul, and sailed to Cyprus, "we came to Troas; "
" And then he carefully indicates all the rest of their journey as far as Philippi, and how they delivered their first address: "for, sitting down," he says, "we spake unto the women who had assembled; "
It appears probable enough that this man possesses a demon as his familiar spirit, by means of whom he seems able to prophesy,
accordingly, when the unclean creature was upbraided with having dared to attack a believer, he firmly replied,
And this also is done in the present day, in that the devil is scourged, and burned, and tortured by exorcists, by the human voice, and by divine power;
For there is no use of a sleeping man, as there is not of a dead man. Wherefore we ought often to rise by night and bless God.
(from praying) in public? In every place, he means, which opportunity or even necessity, may have rendered suitable: for that which was done by the apostles
Acts 16:25 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Of this same thing in the Acts of the Apostles: "But about the middle of the night Paul and Silas prayed and gave thanks to God, and the prisoners heard them."
What can I here deplore in so great a crime? or in what words can I lament such great wickedness? For we are not relating the crucifixion of Gavius,
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