1Corinthians 5:5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
I read some ones comment on this verse and had to thing what is this person thinking.
He said that the man in the bible that took his fathers wife was a Christian. because the bible says " that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.".
Big mistake to assume the man was a Christian because of that statement.
Because if you assume that that statement deems him a Christian then you must also assume that the statement " To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh" means that if the other Christians in that church refused to deliver him over to Satan then he would have no longer been a Christian and would have lost his salvation and went to hell.
We do not have anything to do with someone else losing salvation or keeping salvation. A persons salvation is between them and God only.
What Paul was saying was that the Christian's there needed to turn him over to Satan so that the man could see his sin and later get saved. Because if you keep convincing him he is a Christian then he may never get saved and he would die lost.
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