DELIVER US FROM EVIL
It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named among Gentiles, that a man has his father's wife! I Corinthians 5:1
The apostle Paul was livid when he learned that someone in the church was having sex with his stepmother! I wonder what he would do today if he knew what was going on in the American church? Sexual immorality is rampant in today's consumer driven church, not to mention all the other things committed by an ignorant society of so-called un-repentant believers!
When was the last time you heard of someone being turned over to the devil for the destruction of his flesh for committing sin in the church? Because of a lack of accountability and the true gospel of Jesus Christ, no one dares to call out someone's sin, afraid they will offend a big tither! Paul didn't hesitate to turn this boy over to Satan as well as rebuke the entire assembly for their lack of concern and blatant rebellion towards God and by grieving the Holy Spirit!
This wasn't the only time Paul did this because he told Timothy he turned two others over for blasphemy! Its no wonder there is no power in today's church with demons hanging off of them like bats because of their lack of the fear of God! Even in my home church the elders put the pastor out for stealing money, even though they didn't check their finances for years and now he has come back with his followers and has locked them out of the church and they are embroiled in a lawsuit! What a stumbling block before the world!
But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those who are outside? (outside the church) Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore "put away from yourselves the evil person." I Corinthians 5:11-13
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin