I am fascinated by Church members disagreeing with the scriptures. This morning in Gospel Doctrine class we discussed these verses from 1 Cor. 5:9-13. Perhaps a half dozen people explained why Paul could not possibly mean what he obviously means, namely that in the Church we shouldn't associate with unrepentant fornicators. Was Paul a self-righteous bigot, or what?

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9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

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.

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.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
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What other scriptures are there that members find difficult? Some are ready for milk while others are ready for meat. The scriptures are nothing if they are not meaty.


John W. Redelfs [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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"There is no place in this work for those who believe only
in the gospel of doom and gloom. The gospel is good
news. It is a message of triumph." --Gordon B. Hinckley
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All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR


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