I have always read this passage with some burning questions;
How then do we continue to love them if we shun them? If we “refuse to eat with them”, cutting off all association, where is the place of love and tolerance? So many Christians struggle with these issues…
How exactly does cutting them off help them?
Can you shut someone out and still pray for them? What’s the motive of our hearts when we shut someone out? Does that not elevate us to a place of self righteousness? Thinking we are better than they are?
Has this theology actually helped a sinner come back?
This is Apostle Paul’s doctrine to the Corinthian church. What would Jesus do?
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