"It isn't my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, 'You must remove the evil person from among you.'" 1 Corinthians 5:12-13Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:49 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 6:11 PM on Aug. 16, 2009
O.K. if you will take the time to read the whole chapter, the people Paul is talking about are engaged in perverse sexual activities, such as incest. He says they have having sex with their step-mother. So we are not talking about people who sin occasionally. We are talking about serious behaviors. Also, these people were doing these things and refusing to repent. They were claiming to be Christians yet engaging in behavior most people of their society would find disgusting. Talk about hypocrisy. So Paul rightly says they are to be expelled from the church. The church should be a place for people to come and feel safe but not live in open rebellion to God's word. Sorry, sin has to be called sin. As Christians we are called to be different, to be committed to try to live Godly lives. Do we fail, yes, daily, but we are suppose to be willing to learn and change.
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