How do you understand 1 Corrinthians 5-4,5

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Well-known member
Feb 22, 2021
"that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus"

Note it says "MAY be", not will be. This infers that he won't for certain be saved, but that he hopefully may come to his senses, repent, and return to enjoy the saving grace of the Lord once again.
Of course, the 'may ' does not override The Total of ALL The Scriptures about
God's Eternal Salvation ( Based On
Christ's ALL-Sufficient Work On The Cross! )

Note The Judgment Seat Of Christ Conclusion for all ( faithful and
unfaithful ) 'members' of the Body of Christ:

"...If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he​
shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he​
shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire."​
( 1 Corinthians 3:8-15 )​
Scripturally Confirmed By at least 12-Dozen More 'Plain and Clear'

God's OPERATION On all HIS New-born babes In Christ!

God's Eternal Assurance!

God's Eternal Life Insurance!



Well-known member
Nov 12, 2021
Today there is so much World in God's Church and there is so much of God's Church who still think and live in this world -----it is sad but true

Jesus said ----Believers are no longer of this World just as He is not of this World -----and the Corinthian Church was definitely acting and thinking like they were still living in this World allowing corruption to remain in their midst ------

Paul was showing what Righteous Judgment really is here in his chastisement of this Church -----All True Christians are to Judge Rightly when they see evil and false doctrine being presented in their midst --and many times we just ignore what we should be rightly judging -------



Senior Member
Jul 3, 2015
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward,
not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter‬ ‭3:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬

2 Peter 3:9


Well-known member
Sep 2, 2020

“But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭9:13‬ ‭KJV‬

“I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:

but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:13‬ ‭

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:19-21‬ ‭

because he gracious he’s telling us to stop eating the forbidden deadly fruit so he can heal us forever from


Senior Member
Sep 4, 2013
Gills Exposition:

verse 4:

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,.... These words contain an account of the several things and circumstances, that should attend the awful act of the apostle, in delivering this man to Satan; it would be done "in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ"; by his command, power, and authority, and for his glory; in whose name all miraculous actions, as this was one, were performed:

when ye are gathered together; as a church, in a public manner, in one place; not to do this business, for this was purely apostolical; but to be witness of this wonderful operation, to acknowledge the justice of God in it, and that they might fear and take warning by it:

and my spirit; meaning that though he was absent in body, he should be present in spirit; and that the extraordinary gift of the Spirit of God bestowed on him would be visibly exercised upon this man before them all, as if he himself was in the midst of them; and this not by any power of his own, but

with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ; to which all such miraculous effects, as this hereafter related, are to be ascribed.


Senior Member
Sep 4, 2013

To deliver such an one unto Satan,.... This, as before observed, is to be read in connection with 1 Corinthians 5:3 and is what the apostle there determined to do with this incestuous person; namely, to deliver him unto Satan; by which is meant, not the act of excommunication, or the removing of him from the communion of the church, which is an act of the whole church, and not of any single person; whereas this was what the church had nothing to do with; it was not what they were to do, or ought to do, but what the apostle had resolved to do; and which was an act of his own, and peculiar to him as an apostle, see 1 Timothy 1:20. Nor is this a form of excommunication; nor was this phrase ever used in excommunicating persons by the primitive churches; nor ought it ever to be used; it is what no man, or set of men, have power to do now, since the ceasing of the extraordinary gifts of the Spirit, which the apostles were endowed with; who, as they had a power over Satan to dispossess him from the bodies of men, so to deliver up the bodies of men into his hands, as the apostle did this man's:

for the destruction of the flesh; that is, that his body might be shook, buffeted, afflicted, and tortured in a terrible manner; that by this means he might be brought to a sense of his sin, to repentance for it, and make an humble acknowledgment of it: