Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Have No Fellowship With Sin

        "Bad company corrupts good morals." (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 group 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, and a host of other strains of carnal thinking. Another major problem that caused division within the church at Corinth was the rejection of 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 cells of the human body. If we do not flee from evil, then our ability to discern what is good versus evil becomes tarnished. We find ourselves within the grasp of sin. Sin can take over our lives, and has been proven to be deadly to our souls.

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