"What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside. Expel the wicked man among you." —- 1 Corinthians 5:12-13
A common misconception within the church is “judging” each other, but Paul makes it clear it is our DUTY as Christians to uphold the sanctity of the name of Jesus. If there are perverse Christians in the church we should be the ones to correct them. God uses His people to clean His church. We are to uphold the church in a manner that would glorify and please Him. Although there are MANY instances in which this is performed in a ungodly manner the practice is still biblical.
We should judge in a way that would cause the brother or sister to change their ways and repent, not in a way that will shun and push them away further from the Lord. I’ve witnessed this so many times and have personally done this myself, but by the grace of God He has opened up my eyes to my ignorance. When all is said and done, Christians are not above reproach we including I should be open, receptive, and be glad to be judged, corrected, and refined into the image of Christ.
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