I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner not even to eat with such a person. 1 Corinthians 5:9-11 New King James Version
Do you see the important part of this passage?
They are talking about someone who claims to be a Christian but is living as in the world.
If we only associated with Christians how could we bring in non Christians to our divine family?
Now sexually immoral as includes homosexuals so any homosexual that says that Jesus loves them so they can live that filthy lifestyle and there is no where in the Bible that says they are not to live that lifestyle I will quote this passage amongst others. This will upset the politically correct but Jesus was never politically correct either. We are not to condemn them but neither ate we to accept that behaviour in our churches.
How about covetousness?
That is where you want something very much that someone else has. That leads to jealousy which leads to fights.
An idolater is someone who worships something or someone. Let me ask you this: do you talk about Jesus as much as you do your favourite movie, singer or TV star? Do you send as much money on Jesus as you do buying these “stars” promotion goods? The same goes for sports “stars.
A reviler is a party animal. Do you spend as much time being with Jesus as you do in the bar?
A drunkard is self explanatory.
An extortionist is someone who overcharges for their goods, at least that is one definition.
Do you see a brother who overcharges for their services?
These souls know this is ungodly behaviour and are not to be allowed to be in the company of Christians. They are like rabid dogs who can and do infect the congregation. Especially susceptible are the new believers and children.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Yehew (God of His people) bless me to attempt to correct those who have gone astray in Your divine family If they choose to follow Satan rather than You please bless me to wisely, graciously and meekly disassociate myself from their company until they correct their behaviour. I humbly request this in the name of He who refused to allow any pretenders in His company Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.