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He blames them for going to law before unbelievers. Of sins that exclude from the kingdom of heaven. The evil of fornication.

[1] Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to be judged before the unjust, and not before the saints? [2] Know you not that the saints shall judge this world? And if the world shall be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? [3] Know you not that we shall judge angels? how much more things of this world? [4] If therefore you have judgments of things pertaining to this world, set them to judge, who are the most despised in the church. [5] I speak to your shame. Is it so that there is not among you any one wise man, that is able to judge between his brethren?

[6] But brother goeth to law with brother, and that before unbelievers. [7] Already indeed there is plainly a fault among you, that you have lawsuits one with another. Why do you not rather take wrong? Why do you not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? [8] But you do wrong and defraud, and that to your brethren. [9] Know you not that the unjust shall not possess the kingdom of God? Do not err: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, [10] Nor the effeminate, nor liers with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor railers, nor extortioners, shall possess the kingdom of God.

[7] A fault: Lawsuits can hardly ever be without a fault, on the one side or the other; and oftentimes on both sides.

[11] And such some of you were; but you are washed, but you are sanctified, but you are justified in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of our God. [12] All things are lawful to me, but all things are not expedient. All things are lawful to me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. [13] Meat for the belly, and the belly for the meats; but God shall destroy both it and them: but the body is not for fornication, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. [14] Now God hath both raised up the Lord, and will raise us up also by his power. [15] Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid.

[12] All things are lawful: That is, all indifferent things are indeed lawful, inasmuch as they are not prohibited; but oftentimes they are not expedient; as in the case of lawsuits, etc. And much less would it be expedient to be enslaved by an irregular affection to any thing, how indifferent soever.

[16] Or know you not, that he who is joined to a harlot, is made one body? For they shall be, saith he, two in one flesh. [17] But he who is joined to the Lord, is one spirit. [18] Fly fornication. Every sin that a man doth, is without the body; but he that committeth fornication, sinneth against his own body. [19] Or know you not, that your members are the temple of the Holy Ghost, who is in you, whom you have from God; and you are not your own? [20] For you are bought with a great price. Glorify and bear God in your body.

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