1 Corinthians – Judge the Sin

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“Even though I am not with you in person, I am with you in the Spirit. And as though I were there, I have already passed judgment on this man in the name of the Lord Jesus. You must call a meeting of the church. I will be present with you in spirit, and so will the power of our Lord Jesus.  Then you must throw this man out and hand him over to Satan so that his sinful nature will be destroyed and he himself will be saved on the day the Lord returns.” 1 Corinthians 5:3-5

This is one of the problems with sin in our churches today. We don’t judge sin. We just condone sin in our churches. We say that if we tell someone that they are sinning we don’t love them. We say that Jesus loved everybody. Yes, He did but He also judged sin. If we don’t tell a person that he is sinning and he needs to change his way, we really don’t love them. They will be judged on the day-of-judgment. God will judge them and they will spend eternity in hell. Paul is telling us that unless we judge the sin, this person will be destroyed. It is our responsibility to warn the people of their sins. “When the watchman sees the enemy coming, he sounds the alarm to warn the people. Then if those who hear the alarm refuse to take action, it is their own fault if they die. They heard the alarm but ignored it, so the responsibility is theirs. If they had listened to the warning, they could have saved their lives.  But if the watchman sees the enemy coming and doesn’t sound the alarm to warn the people, he is responsible for their captivity. They will die in their sins, but I will hold the watchman responsible for their deaths.” (Ezekiel 33:3-6) I believe that the Bible is clear how we handle the members of the church who will not change and keep on sinning.

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