Paul’s Epistles

Bible Passage Approx. Date Description Satan: A Biography
1 Thessalonians 2.18 AD 50 We wanted to come to you again, but Satan blocked our way. pp. 54-57
1 Thessalonians 3.5   I feared that the tester had tested you. p. 57
1 Corinthians 5.5 AD 54 Satan punishes a man's body so that his spirit may be saved. pp. 58-59
1 Corinthians 7.5   Spouses should not abstain too much from sex lest Satan tempt them because of their lack of self-control. p. 59
2 Corinthians 2.10-11 AD 56 What I have forgiven has been for your sake, in the presence of Christ, so as not to be outwitted by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his thoughts. pp. 60-61
2 Corinthians 11.14   Satan as angel of light. pp. 61-62
2 Corinthians 12.7-9 AD 57 Paul given a thorn in his flesh, an angel of Satan, to keep him from pride. pp. 62-63
Romans 16.20 50 BC God of peace will crush Satan under feet of Paul's disciples
(i.e., remove his obstructiveness).
pp. 63-64