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Old 05-24-2009, 03:20 PM
Bill Bill is offline
Join Date: Nov 2008
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Default Identified as sinner

In response to cb6445 regarding giving people time before invoking church discipline in 1 Corinthians 5:11. Paul speaks of people who are identified by their sin, not righteous people who have fallen into a sin which they despise and want to be delivered from with a broken and contrite heart. I think that for a person to be identified by a sin, that person must be stubbornly determined to continue in that sin and not repent. It seems to me that determining the difference between those two conditions would probably take some time, especially since deliberate hypocritical sinners are usually very good at deception, blame-shifting, etc.