1 Corinthians 5:5

To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
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AD 400
If this man were not thrown out, the spirit of the church would not be saved on the day of judgment, because the source of the contamination was infecting them all. Commentary on Paul’s Epistles.

Clement Of Rome

AD 99
"So Paul also; for he, too, states something of this nature when he says, "Whom I have delivered to Satan, that he might live in the spirit; "

Cornelius a Lapide

AD 1637
To deliver such an one to Satan. Theophylact thinks that by these words Paul actually excommunicates the fornicator, but it is truer to say that by them he orders his excommunication to be carried out by the prelates in the Corinthian Church. If otherwise, he would have said, "I deliver," instead of "I have judged to deliver;" and the same is borne out by his bidding that he be delivered over to Satan in public assembly of the Church. 2. Observe that the ancients understood this passage of the power and act of excommunicating which is lodged in the prelates of the Church. So Chrysostom, Anselm, Augustine, and others quoted by Baronius, p448 , A.D57. 2. The excommunicate are said to be delivered over to Satan, because being ejected from the fellowship of Christ and His Church, and being deprived of all its benefits, its prayers, suffrages, sacrifices, and Sacraments, of the protection of God, and of the care of pastors, they are exposed to the tyranny and assaults of the devil, whose ...


AD 420
Paul has delivered over to Satan those who had already blasphemed of their own free will.

Severian of Gabala

AD 425
When Paul says that this man must be delivered to Satan, he does not mean that he should be handed over to the power of the evil one. Rather, all the evils of this life, for example, diseases, sorrows, sufferings, and other circumstances, were attributed to Satan, and it is in this sense that Paul uses the term here. What he means is that this man should be exposed to the hardships of life. .

Shepherd of Hermas

AD 150
""I would know, sir "I said, "Of what nature are these diverse tortures and punishments? ""Hear "he said, "the various tortures and punishments. The tortures are such as occur during life.

Tertullian of Carthage

AD 220
The principles of natural and public law. When, however, he condemns the man "to be delivered unto Satan". that he also said, "For the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord". That "such a man must be surrendered to Satan for the destruction of the flesh; ". For, in fact, they suspect the Apostle Paul of having, in the second (Epistle) to the Corinthians, granted pardon to the self-same fornicator whom in the first he has publicly sentenced to be "surrendered to Satan, for the destruction of the flesh"

Urbanus I

AD 230
And if any one do so, then, after the sharp vengeance which is due to such a crime, and which is justly to be carried out against the sacrilegious, let him be condemned to perpetual infamy, and east into prison or consigned to life-long exile. For, according to the apostle,

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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