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“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
originally posted by: KaelemJames
God Himself handed Job over to Satan. Paul suffered from "a thorn in his side. Jesus a Himself was tempted by satan. It is to overcome evil. To make one stronger.
…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. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church?…
In what context do you refer to that bible passage? Or rather, if you would care to frame your query with more focus on what it is that I do, that pertains to it, and how I square that with myself, I would be happy to answer your question!
I am not picking and choosing. It is GOD and God alone who has place to judge us. No mortal has that right, and to establish candidates for being abandoned to Satan, or given to him, it is necessary for human to judge human, and we are instructed are we not "judge not, lest ye be judged"?
No one on this planet is free enough from sin to cast such stones at another.
originally posted by: 0zzymand0s
a reply to: LABTECH767
For the last time: A sin is a sin is a sin. If they profess faith in Jesus, and are saved, they are just as hellbound as you are for eating bacon and shellfish. There is no difference.
But most people do not know how to calculate logically what is a sin and what is not