What does 1 Corinthians 5:5 mean? Deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh

What does 1 Corinthians 5:5 mean? In 1 Corinthians 5:5, Paul says, “You are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.” What is Paul telling the church in Corinth to do? What does the phrase, “Deliver to Satan” mean? And to what does “destruction of the flesh” refer?

In this Bible study, Wes McAdams and Travis Pauley discuss a listener’s voicemail about 1 Corinthians 5:5. How should the church today understand and apply this passage? How can we reconcile church discipline with loving and accepting people? Is it really loving to practice church discipline?

This episode of the Bible Study Podcast is part of the, “What Does This Passage Mean?” series. During this series, Wes and various guests will study a different passage of the Bible in context. We will discuss both the meaning and application of some difficult passages of Scripture. If you have a passage you would like for us to discuss, send us a note: RadicallyChristian.com/contact or leave a voicemail at 707-238-2216.

Some of the passages discussed in this Bible study:

  • Deuteronomy 13:5
  • Deuteronomy 17:7, 12
  • Deuteronomy 21:21
  • Deuteronomy 22:21, 22, 24
  • Judges 20:13

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