“To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.” (1 Corinthians 5:5)
This chapter contains a very unusual description of a specific case involving a brother who had sinned. The ecclesia was being scolded by Paul for their reluctance in addressing the issue.
It is difficult to believe that there could have been any question concerning the obvious wrong in the man’s actions. His offense is described as “such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife” (v. 1).
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Author: The Advocate
Keywords: Discipline, Disfellowship, Satan, Deliver unto Satan, Excommunication, Excommunicating, Delivered unto Satan
Bible reference(s): 1 Corinthians 5:5
Source: “Question Box,” The Christadelphian Advocate.
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