Purge The Evil Person From Among You
In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul confronts the Church for ignoring an ongoing case of incest by a member of the Church. Instead of feeling sad about the sin this man openly indulged, the Corinthians continued to be proud of themselves and judgmental of others. Though the woman was not the man’s biological mother, this qualified as incest under Jewish law and even the moral standards of that time’s pagan culture. It was a clear and indisputable case of open sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 5:1–2). Paul commands the Church to remove the man from among them.