I. If there is still no repentance—the offender remains firmly attached to his sin, despite two chances to repent—the matter is taken before the church. The book of First Corinthians therefore becomes an instructional guide for us on how to deal with them.
Commonly; rather, actually or absolutely; Elsewhere in the New Testament the worn only occurs in Matthew 5:24; 1 Corinthians 6:7; 1 Corinthians 15:29. Most of their problems came from a misunderstanding of God's law. Paul seems confident that, while sin and death linger on in the world, those who are united with Christ have the power of God to ward off the attraction of sin. 5-6 - Addresses moral impurity & the church’s attitude toward unrepented sin in the lives of its members. Today, the church continue to face many of these same problems even centuries after Paul wrote this letter.
Here is 1 Corinthians 5:9-13. When Paul addresses same-sex sexuality in the immediate context, he is speaking of its practice outside the Church; he doesn’t say one word about how to handle homosexual sin among those who are inside the church (6:9-11) This is an odd way of reading that text. Church at Corinth not grounded in this truth, so much impurity within it. Tertullian renders it "in totum." Paul addresses a public immorality issue in the church at Corinth. The offender then has a third chance to repent an 2. If the offender refuses to acknowledge his sin and repent, then two or three others go to confirm the details of the situation.
Question: "What does the Bible say about church discipline?" 1 Cor. Paul says they should “mourn” instead of boasting. Sin in the Church A Study of I Corinthians 6:9-10. by Jeffrey W. Hamilton . Church discipline is the biblical process of confrontation and correction carried out by individual Christians, church leaders, or the entire church body when a member of Christ's body is involved in a matter of open sin. While in Ephesus, Paul learned about the problems that arose in the newly formed church in Corinthians and wrote this letter to instruct them on how to deal with these problems. 3. St. Paul must have felt it to be a bad feature in the character of the Corinthian Church that they had not mentioned this gross scandal in their letter. Their problems did not come from a rebellious attitude toward God. WHEN OPEN SIN IN THE LIVES OF CHRISTIANS IS IGNORED, THE CHURCH BECOMES GUILTY OF SIN – 5:1-2, 6. The church at Corinth had many problems in living the Christian life. Apparently some young Corinthian Christian is living in a very inappropriate relationship with his step mother. Context . Paul’s concern is that this brother’s sin is very known in the church and the church is boasting about it’s openness in the face of sin.