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No Contract With A Christian

Can anyone provide scripture-based reason for a pastor to admonish one person to not have any contact with another person when both Christians attend the same church?

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 ---debor on 12/3/05
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1 Corinthians 5:9-13
---elmer on 1/2/08

Elder ... as usual you talk sense, but I felt from the question that both parties remained members of the church.
Bruce ... the questioner has said that it was not because of the possibilty of imoroper relationship. It still seems toi me that the pastor is attempting to control people when he has no right.
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/5/05

If you are talking about specific people rather than generalities, perhaps the pastor knows something about one of the people involved that he is not at liberty to divulge to the other that would make him/her an unreliable partner.
---Bruce5656 on 12/5/05

The Pauline Letters or the Epistles outlines in some instances and admonishes why some parties should not associate. You can read through the Epistles and see if what is written adresses the situation.
---guyiyae4898 on 12/5/05

I ain't run my mouth on this one yet but thanks for the comments. In I Cor 5 Paul placed someone out of the local fellowship because of their sin to correct them. Paul also separated from Mark one time for some problem between them. He later called for Mark and complemented him for being profitable to the ministry. There is a time that we need to break fellowship in order to correct things.
---Elder on 12/5/05

Alan, what I know of the details I think that there were problems and one person presented some things (accurate or inaccurate) and the pastor is leaning on "peace" being wisdom and to support that no contact is appropriate. I was looking at it from an angle of no contact between two people in church and where brotherly love, servanthood, unity could ever come into play this way. That was all.
---debor on 12/4/05

Delor ... I WILL respond, if only to apologise if I was rude I have never heard of any pastor making such a ruling, and would find it extraordinary if I did come across it. Except in the case of a morally innappropriate relationship developing. Elder's scriptur would clearly apply in that situation ... I cannot think of any other situation where the pastor has the right to interfere
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/4/05

Alan, I find your comment rude and judgmental. I was asking for scripture that would support ANY reason because I do not know the reason and had never heard of this in all the years I've been in church. Please do not respond. I am not finding your input helpful. At least Elder provided a scripture even though it doesn't apply to this situation, it could apply to another situation, so at least it showed me something in the Bible. God bless.
---debor on 12/4/05

Delor ... you have still not told us the situation where this occurred.
I am tempted to think that your question is mischievous
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/4/05

The potential to fornicate can be present in many Christian relationships. A pastor would need to tell many to not have any contact if this was the case. And even if it were, if people repent, should old/forgiven sin be held in their faces as they move on and move forward? Generally speaking, how far do pastor's counseling rights go in other people's problems in relationship? Where does forgiveness, love, servanthood, and unity come into play between Christians who are not to have contact?
---debor on 12/3/05

Elmer ... the scripture alone is little help. Are you suggesting that there may be the danger of an immoral relationship between Debor and the other Christian?
Unless the pastor sees some danger in a freindship, he has no right to stop them meeting
---alan8869_of_UK on 12/3/05

sounds like ol'satan is showing his ugly head.
---shira on 12/3/05

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