Friday, March 14, 2014

Hating the Sin and not the Sinner

Avoiding Sin

1 Corinthians 5:7-13, Matthew 5:29-30

1. The word fornication did not mean then what it does now. The word fornication means now to for two unmarried people to have intercourse. The term then, meant any extramarital intercourse between two people. I feel as if the moral condition back then mirrors a lot of the moral condition of our day. People give way to their desires and do what feels good to them. We have prostitution as they did then and we also have people who have affairs or relationships outside of marriage.

2. Paul suggested that you “put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” To not allow yourself to trifle with sin. The verses in Matthew apply because we are not to hate the sinner but to hate the sin. We should cast away the sin and not the person. If we know we are doing something wrong then we can repent and change, and cast away that sin. 

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