Posts Tagged ‘Judgement within the body’

1 Corinthians 5:1-13 Whom to Judge

Some judgements are essential to eternal survival

Paul is incensed at the report he has received regarding one of the members of the Corinthian church. He is also adamant about how the body should deal with such issues; REMOVE them.

The sin addressed by Paul is flagrant and the church body has chosen not to address the elephant in the room. I’m wondering if they were taking Jesus’ words of “judge not least you be judged” for everyone. I had always understood it to be universally applicable to all, not that I am free of making judgments.

But this church was already rife with judgement. We saw that in their behavior in our last time together. So why did they let this blatant sin go unchallenged? Were they assuming that they were not supposed to judge another’s sin but could judge their spirituality? I would expect one had direct bearing on the other. Read more »