by Harley Howard

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1st Corinthians Chapter 5 (8 of 28)
Series: The Epistle of 1 Corinthians
Harley Howard

I want to say from the onset that the study of this chapter will not be popular with those who are under the foolish notion that Christians have no right to judge and that there should be no judging in God's church. The ramifications of this chapter applied to the carnal church of today would have a tsunami type effects in any church body.

People who usually make that statement about the absence of any judgment in the church or in the lives of other professing believers, more times than less, say that to avoid the conviction of their wickedness and sinful when confronted by those whom the Lord sends to deal with us.

It is quite obvious that a high percentage of these people know very little Bible because it would take someone unfamiliar with the whole of scripture to make such a ridiculous statement.

Not surprising that whenever a church or individual professing believer is allowed to wallow in their sinfulness and that sinfulness is not addressed, then the sins that were manifest in the Corinthian assembly, as the sins of multitudes of so-called churches today, go unabated, unstopped and unchallenged. It is also apparent that the sins in Corinth and the sins in the churches of today which I described, continues to increase while the word decreases and eventually is eliminated.

It is these conditions, which we who do teach and practice the Bible are facing on a continual basis, and it is indeed a horrible thing to see. Whole so-called churches completely ignoring any scriptural direction and mandate, yet claiming to be of the Lord. Professing believers whose lives are no different that their so-called worldly counterparts, have the audacity to claim to be saved. Saved from what, I ask? There are evidently few who have traveled the straight and narrow road and fewer there be that can even find it.

It would be easy for me to stand here this morning a ...

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