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Old 05-06-2009, 06:55 PM
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I tried Matthew 18 many times with different people but you can never force anyone to admit their own sin. So it doesn't work very well. Paul mentions In Roms 16:17 that if a man is divisive not to mark him and avoid him.

1Corinthians is the only place where Paul has the church deliver one over to Satan because of a sin not even named among the unbelievers. 1Co 5:1-6 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife. And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you. For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed, In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? The reason was so others would not begin to think it was ok to sin so blatantly.

In 2Tim 3:5 Paul instructs us to turn away from those who are described in the previous verse. and they are not unbelievers they are church leaders and members.