So how would you handle a friend or someone who shows up in your group and tells you they are gay? How do you handle the man who comes to you and tells you about having an affair but he is not sure he wants to stop? What do you do with a man who keeps coming to this blog and says he can’t or won’t stop cheating on his wife…
What do you think God wants you to do? What did Jesus do? (WDJD)
How do you handle the scripture in 1Corinthians 5:9-11?
9 I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— 10 not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave this world. 11 But now I am writing you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat.
I have struggled with this scripture over the years and it took me a while and some research to figure this out…I want to know your thoughts.
I was thrown out of a real estate office because of this scripture. I was having an affair and they were a Christian office, a Christian owner. 9 years later this same man would use this same scripture to throw his son out of the same office, because of an affair…
I was an elder in a church when my affair started. I was sent a letter and told “…we are revoking your membership”. I was no longer welcome in my church…no more bulletins, no more sermon CD’s…I was cut off and thrown out. I was given this scripture and told I could never again have leadership in a church, from 1 Timothy 3:2-3;
Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.
So what do we do? The Law or the Spirit of the Law?
By the way, I do not blame this man for throwing me out of his office and I do not blame the church for throwing me out. I did what I did which caused them to do what they did. I made a mistake and I own that mistake and all of its consequences.
God bless you all and thanks for being here…