How well do we understand God’s intentions?

1 Corinthians 5:9-13 

In these readings Paul was preaching about not to associate with people who indulge in  sexual sin.  Then he explains further that he wasn’t talking about outsiders who sin great sins (You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that) but to not associate with anyone who claims to be a believer.

Perhaps you know a “believer” that indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people

In  my  case, I have tried to reason with people, just as others tried to reason with me before my epiphany.  I continually talk about God’s plan.  All one has to do is understand the 10 commandments and, especially, what we are taught in the gospels how to follow God’s intentions.  In Mark 10:2-5 the Pharisees tried to trap Jesus by asking about divorce.  Moses allowed it, they said. But Jesus responded, “He wrote this commandment only as a concession to your hard hearts, which means Moses caved.  It was not God’s intention.  He states that in Matthew 19:8, Jesus replied, “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended.

Me?  When I am unable to persuade someone to consider what is true, I retreat, not out of defeat, but to prepare myself for a next time.   I saw a quote that said,

“Just because it’s legal, doesn’t make it moral.”



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