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Jesse's 1 Timothy Chapter 1 comment on 1/18/2022, 3:20pm...

Jeanette,

Paul also did the same thing back in 1 Corinthians 5:5 for the man who wouldn't repent in the church in Corinth. He says deliver him over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that his soul might be saved in the day of the Lord. Notice that it is for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

In Galatians Chapter 6, Paul says that if someone is overtaken by a sin, he says you who are spiritual, restore such a one. No matter what discipline is involved, it always must be to reach the goal of restoration. Not only did the Christians in Corinth remove this man because Paul said they had to discipline him. He wouldn't repent so they removed him from the fellowship.

Later on, he repented but they wouldn't let him back in. So they went from one extreme to the other. They let him stay there, but after they excommunicated him for a short time, they wouldn't let him back in after he repented.

You see, the whole point is to deliver such a one over to Satan. If they want their sin, and they don't want to repent, but they still want to fellowship in the church, give them over to Satan. Separate them from fellowship so that their flesh will be destroyed. But the goal is so that their spirit will be saved in the day of the Lord. So it's not punishment. It's to get the person to repent. A person who truly belongs to the Lord will not stay away for very long before they repent and seek to be accepted back into Christian fellowship!

 


Gigi's 1 Timothy Chapter 1 comment on 1/17/2022, 7:18pm...

Jeanette

If you read 2 Timoth 2:14-18 you will find out why Paul rebuked these men. As to what it means to give them over to Satan, I don't know what that means. Perhaps the commentary on that verse would be helpful.

But th blasphemy they spoke was that the resurrection of believes had already happened, andPsul excommunicated them (expelled them from the church ).

 


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