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? on Matthew 10:28

Yeah, I’ve pointed that out, too, occasionally. :wink:

Sorry for the delay in getting your post through the spamcatcher, Origen; I really thought I had let it through already, and was surprised to still see it in the catcher this morning. Must have gotten distracted just before hitting the approve button.

You’ll have to post a few more times before the system code starts letting you through automatically. I approved your second post, too, so that’s two more to go (or maybe only one more, I keep forgetting what the limit is set to).

What is meant by this “deliver for destruction of flesh so soul is saved”?
Any ideas
1 Corinthians 5
3For I, on my part, though absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged him who has so committed this, as though I were present. 4In the name of our Lord Jesus, when you are assembled, and I with you in spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus, 5I have decided to deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of his flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.6Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump of dough? 7Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 8Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

  9 I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10 I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler—not even to eat with such a one. 12For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.

We’ve talked about that verse quite a bit over the years; but if you want to create a new thread for it (within the one new thread a week rule), that’d be fine. :slight_smile: