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### Immorality Defiles the Church 1It is actually reported _that there is_ sexual immorality among you, and such sexual immorality as is not even named[[a](https://www.biblegateway.com/passag e/?search=1+Corinthians+5&version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-28456a)] among the Gentiles—that a man has his father’s wife!2 And you are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he who has done this deed might be taken away from among you. 3 For I indeed, as absent in body but present in spirit, have already judged (as though I were present) him who has so done this deed. 4 In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when you are gathered together, along with my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 deliver such a one to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.[[b](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Cori nthians+5&version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-28460b)] 6 Your glorying _is_ not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?7 Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.[[c](https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthi ans+5&version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-28462c)] 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened _bread_ of sincerity and truth. ### Immorality Must Be Judged 9 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 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.11 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. 12 For what _have_ I _to do_ with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”[[d](https://www.biblegat eway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+5&version=NKJV#fen-NKJV-28468d)]

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1 Sara Di Diego = "This verse was used to justify judging baptized people who believed in the "wrong" way, in the early Church.  Early Christians did not pursue or attack Muslims, Jews, etc. as they did to Christians from different sects.  Another reason Early Christians did not put Jews to death was due to the belief that they were still God's chosen people."