Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Have No Fellowship With Sin

  • The Bible Exhorts Us To Separate Ourselves From Evil:
          -"Bad company corrupts good morals." (1 Corinthians 15:33)
  • Comments On The Text Of 1 Corinthians 15:33:
          -Originally, the Apostle Paul wrote his first epistle to the Church of Corinth in response to the divisions which formed as a result of pride. Disputes arose from within this sect of people because the source of contention was from the soul, sin. Individual members who made up the population of the Corinthian church were ensnared to fornication, adultery, incest, homosexuality, idolatry, thievery, greed, and many other strains of carnal thinking. Another major doctrinal heresy that caused division was the rejection of our Lord Jesus Christ's resurrection. This led up to Paul pronouncing the expression, "Bad company corrupts good morals." By uttering this declaration, the apostle was telling his audience to avoid the people who denied that Christ rose bodily from the grave. Moreover, we can infer from this text that evil is contagious. In other words, sin can infect the human conscience in the same manner that a virus can invade the cells of the human body. If we do not choose to flee from evil, then our ability to discern what is good will weaken because we are placing ourselves within the grasp of spiritual temptation. Sin can take over our lives, and has proven to be deadly to the soul. Verily, we would do well to heed to this saying.

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