- Mar 15, 2017
I think you naturally shun the person not because you are being mean, but because oil and water don’t mix.
2 Corinthians 6:14
For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?
His individual was an unrepentant, open sinner within the church who had fallen into serious immorality. According to your interpretation of Hebrews, there is no hope for this guy, yet here is Paul when the man has done the impossible (apparently) and repented, urging the body to restore him.
This matters because many on this forum may have had Christian backgrounds, have fallen into sin and/or deception and are here looking for answers, fellowship and maybe restoration.