Christians today are known for being judgmental towards and keeping our distance from those outside the church, especially the one’s we consider sinners. Right? We see Christians protesting, holding up picket signs, putting people down – all which communicates judgment towards the non-Christian world. We also see Christians building their own private schools, rec centers, coffee shops, all of which (whether intentionally or not) keeps distance between Christians and the (sinful) non-Christian world.
So it’s a real kick in the pants to read 1 Corinthians 5, which explicitly states that we are not to judge or keep our distance from those outside the church, but are to judge and keep our distance from sinful people inside the church.
Say what?!? Yes, that is exactly what it says. Now can you imagine if we actually practiced it?