Can’t we all just “get along” (no and here is why) – Part 1

In love, we are not to allow a Christian ‘brother’ who is practicing evil to remain in our midst. See this case found in 1st Corithians 5. A man is evidently shacking up with his stepmother. “Drive him out” is Saint Paul’s admonition. Don’t let him worship with you, don’t associate with him. Why? To make the person doing the evil understand that it is evil because of the hardships, disease, and other problems experienced, and then to come back in sorrow and penance, all to SAVE THAT PERSON’S SOUL. Another major reason is that immorality will grow on others, like a little leaven causes a lump to expand. This is most certainly to happen.

Jesus said that he came for division, not to bring peace. He wants to separate the good from the evil, with the result that some of the evil people will repent, and along with all of the good faithful people, be saved.

No, we can’t just all “get along”. It hasn’t happened and it won’t happen Make no mistake, separating good and evil (sleeps and goats) is love, for “God is love” (1st John 4:16).

You may read the entire chapter from Corithians here. 

This is part 1. See part 2 which talks about how we are to love another Christian “brother” that has gone astray,

Here are the relevant excerpts:

1 It is actually reported that there is immorality among you, and of a kind that is not found even among pagans; for a man is living with his father’s wife. 2 And you are arrogant! Ought you not rather to mourn? Let him who has done this be removed from among you.

6 Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened.

11I wrote to you not to associate with any one who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or robber — not even to eat with such a one.

“Drive out the wicked person from among you.”

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