1 Corinthians 5:1 says’ It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father’s wife.
1 Corinthians 5:1-13 talks about the immorality within the church. Sin is Sin and God loves the sinner but don’t think that God is please with man makes a conscious decision to let those who are living an abomination lifestyle take positions within the church.
There are living an abomination lifestyle and yet they are in the church ministering to people.
Don’t you know that you are responsible for their welfare? Jesus gave that scripture that says we are to love everyone, but we can’t turn our heads away from sin when we see it. Jesus said He loves the sinner but hates SIN!
Paul goes on to say in verse eleven that not even the pagans commit such an act. The church has adapted the ways of the world in such that they’re inseparable from them, and in this case, worse. If you can’t tell the difference, is there a difference? Corinth blended with the world. Paul tells them that “Calling oneself a Christian while continuing to live an immoral life is reprehensible and degrading and gives a false testimony to Christ.
If the true Christian has intimate association with someone who does this, the non-Christian would may assume that the church approves of such immoral ungodly living that the name of Christ would be dishonored. Questions could arise concerning the true character of the Christian’s own testimony.
In concluding each of us have a responsibility as a Christian. Don’t be afraid to speak to the leaders in your church. When you see sin and don’t say something about it then what you are really saying is, you’re in agreement with it. NEVER make excuses for someone’s sin that includes yours as well. AMEN