Paul has addressed the sins of the world in Romans 1:16-32, and several other places, but here in 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 (NLT) he is writing the church in Corinth. A city that was known for its prostitutes and other forms of sexual sin and lust, amongst other things like idolatry, drinking, gossip, revilers, etc. So let's read the verses, and go from there -"When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin. But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. --->You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that.<--- I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people (we don't have to leave the world for these kinds of folks, as our churches, like the one in Corinth, has compromised itself to near death, in the name of tolerance, to make itself more friendly to those who claim to believe but still associate with sin). Don’t even eat with such people. It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning. God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, ---->“You must remove the evil person from among you.”<---- Points: 1) He was not talking to outsiders, sinners. He was talking to those inside the church, who continued to sin. 2) Paul goes so far as to say, "Don't eat with these people!" 3) The responsiblity to police or judge sin among believers is that of the body. God is, will and has already judged those outside the church! 4) Paul makes no bones about what is going on in the church, and he issues a spiritual ultimatium, to be rid of it! Remove the evil ones from among you!!! That is one heavy teaching. And it covers every sin from fornication to idol worship, to reviling, to gossip, to hate, to anger, to drinking, to cussing, to telling dirty jokes, to greed and coveting. It is exhaustive, and it is, once again, not for those outside the church, but for those inside, looking out. So what say ye? It is well beyond time for the church to look within and straighten itself out, so that its witness can be impecable and unimpeachable! And for me, the responsiblity starts with the pastor. As they say, the buck stops there! God will hold pastors accountable for what they knew and failed to address. Surely the path is NARROW, and the times will have their difficulties. The path is for growing in holiness, not for returning to the vomit, like a dog does! I mean, you and I were delievered from darkness, WHY in the world would you ever entertain the thought, or thoughts, of returning to any shade of darkenss?