1 Corinthians 6 – Should You Take Your Fellow Believer To Court?



“Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints? Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life? If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church. I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brethren? But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before the unbelievers. Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 KJV


Imagine suing your brother! Never you say! Drag the family name though the muck! You won’t catch me doing that. Well that’s exactly what they were doing in Corinth.

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This is the 33rd video in a series of teaching videos on the book of First Corinthians.

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One comment

  1. I appreciate you drawing the distinction between criminal and civil law. I’ve known several believer’s who’ve interpreted 1 Corinthians 6 as forbidding reporting a fellow Christian to the authorities. No, the issue in 1 Corinthians is civil suits: going to the “justice system” to settle disputes between brethren.

    Thanks for all your effort in this series!