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“And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have gone into mourning and have put out of your fellowship the man who has been doing this?” 1 Corinthians 5:2

This church was proud of its tolerance, love and open-mindedness towards a Christian who was involved in sexual immorality. They understood being a Christian gave them freedom, but they were using their freedom to indulge themselves. Elsewhere, Paul wrote about, “ungodly people who pervert the grace of our God into a license for immorality” (Titus 1:4). When we appreciate the extent of God’s forgiveness towards us, we’ll be motivated towards godly behaviour.