Why we should not let the world settle our disputes

1 Corinthians Bible Background

08.24.2015 New Testament: 1Co 6.9–11

To read the Bible in a year, read First Corinthians 6 on August 24, In the year of our Lord 2015

By Don Ruhl

The members of the body of Christ in ancient Corinth brought lawsuits against one another, and Paul rebuked them for it. In the end, the saints will judge the world; How then can we let the world judge our internal disputes? Then Paul said,

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6.9–11). 

Christians have been washed, sanctified, and justified and now think differently than they did in the past. How then can Christians let fornicators, idolaters, and others judge the disputes of Christians? Worldly people have a different world view, a different standard, a different way of understanding life, as evidenced in their lives.

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