Have with Beliar?
Or what does a believer
Share with an unbeliever?”
τίς δὲ συμφώνησις Χριστοῦ πρὸς Βελιάρ, ἢ τίς μερὶς πιστῷ μετὰ ἀπίστου;
Paul continued to ask what agreement (τίς δὲ συμφώνησις) does Christ (Χριστοῦ) have with Beliar (πρὸς Βελιάρ)? What does a believer share (ἢ τίς μερὶς πιστῷ) with an unbeliever (ἀπίστου)? Only this Corinthian letter used this word συμφώνησις, that means agreement, harmony, or concord. Paul continued with this string of opposites that cannot be reconciled. He had two ironic questions. What agreement does Jesus Christ have with Beliar, another Hebrew name for Satan that is only found here among all the canonical Greek biblical works. In the same way, the believer and the unbeliever do not share anything in common. The answers are simple. Of course, there is nothing in common between Christ and the devil or between believers and unbelievers. What do you share with unbelievers or believers?