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I Corinthians 5: 9 - 13
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         I Corinthians 5: 9    ( King James Version )
  I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:  
v. 10   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.  
v. 11   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.  
v. 12   For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?  
v. 13  But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person. 
 New International Version
5: 9    I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people -
v. 10  not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world.
v. 11   But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater, or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
v. 12   What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
v. 13  God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."
Related texts in Spirit of Prophecy
Among the more serious of the evils that had developed among the Corinthian believers, was that of a return to many of the debasing customs of heathenism. One former convert had so far backslidden that his licentious course was a violation of even the low standard of morality held by the Gentile world. The apostle pleaded with the church to put away from among them "that wicked person." "Know ye not," he admonished them, "that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened."  {AA 303.2}
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