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1 Corinthians 5:9-13 Christians- Be Careful Who Your Friends Are



“I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within? But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.” 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 KJV


Paul is still discussing in this section the purity of the local church but as a by-product he talks about who Christians have as their friends.

It’s an important lesson. Hope it helps you.



This is the 32nd video in a series of teaching videos on the book of First Corinthians.

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  1. This is a very important subject, and you covered it very well.

    In my experience, when a gathering endeavours to follow 1 Corinthians 5 and disfellowship someone, there is still a tendency for individual believers to maintain social contact with that person. Family connections aside (which you covered well), the call isn’t simply that we’d not break bread with someone: it’s that we’d have nothing to do with them. I’m not sure whether it’s ignorance of Scripture, or simply laziness…

    At any rate, thanks.

  2. That’s a good teaching brother.