|Reverend LC Muzembi|
There are forms of immoral behaviours which if one person in a fellowship is allowed to go on doing, will soon affect the whole church. So Paul said if you don’t quickly deal with such matters, unethical behaviours, "your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us" 1 Corinthians 5:6-7.
Immorality, it doesn’t matter what it is, is like leaven, it must be judged otherwise it will affect the whole lump. Jesus said, "Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy" Luke 12:1.
What is it you should judge?
Paul said, "...I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner-not even to eat with such a person" 1 Corinthians 5:11
What about none believers?
He said, "what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside?" 1 Corinthians 5:12. It isn’t our job to judge outsiders, but it certainly is our job to judge and deal strongly with those who are members of the church who can’t stay pure, but are such as continue to live in sexual sin, or are covetous, cheats, thieves and idol worshipers. "In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" 1 Corinthians 5:4-5.
Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.” You must remove the evil person from among you.
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