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What do you think about this verse?

"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 5:12-13

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:49 PM on Aug. 16, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • bullshit

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 5:52 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • That is one terrifying quote!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • No thats not right! God judges all!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • That's horrible. How could anyone ever feel comfortable going to church?

    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. 


    Answer by teamquinn at 6:37 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • well I guess people jump the gun without fully understanding the scripture.
    This passage is speaking to the church of Corinth. Apparently there were people in the church of Corinth that were believers but acting immorally. Sound familiar? It still happens in many churches today.
    This is how chapter 5 starts 1It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and immorality of such a kind as does not exist even among the Gentiles, that someone has his father's wife. 2You have become arrogant and have not mourned instead, so that the one who had done this deed would be removed from your midst.

    See what it says in the first sentence? This is being addressed to the Corinthians and they are being rebuked for letting this immorality continue in the church. Immorality is sin.
    We are not to associate with immoral people IN the church. It is not talking about outside the church. cont...

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:42 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • If someone who is immoral refuses to change ( this is not talking about new believers) then they are to be handed over to satan for they choose not to obey but cause division in the church with their immorality.
    9I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people;
    10I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world.
    11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler--not even to eat with such a one.
    See it makes a huge difference what next two passages mean when we read the entire chapter.
    We are to take care of our own in the church. Matt 8 talks about the steps to deal with a brother or sister in sin.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:45 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Matthew 18 I mean ( silly fingers)

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:47 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • Yeah teamquinn very good ! :-)

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:47 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

  • I was seen as the evil person with in and treated as such and guess what, they were the ones being prejudice not me. So it is bullshit.

    Answer by DevilInPigtails at 9:16 PM on Aug. 16, 2009

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