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Is This Man Saved

1 Corinthians 5," To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus." Paul talking about the man who had had his father's wife. Is this man saved at this time or was he going to be saved later?

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It certainly suggests that we're not necessarily saved now, doesn't it?

Read 2 Cor for further developments in his story.
---Jack on 1/30/08

Linda all who are first converted have their battles of sin. We either then grow in Christ(includes no longer being wordly as like the New converts in 1 Cor 3) through repentance and accepting the word. The people in 1 Cor 3 were new converts and ignoarant of spiritual mattera, they had no chance to grow yet. Those have had the chance to grow and have not(because of believing lies,falsehhoods etc.) they won't be saved.
---Matthew on 5/15/07

Just like every Christian when we are First converted(babes in Christ) we are still a little wordly. I'll reword my statement because you were right about yours. There is no such thing as a carnal mature Christian. The only time carnality is found in a Christian is a newly converted Christian(babe in Christ). When maturity and growth comes the carnmality goes bye bye PERIOD.
---Matthew on 5/15/07

Matthew, 1 Cor. 3 does not bear witness to your statement that there are no carnal Christians. Paul calls those Corinthians "carnal" and "babes in Christ" all in the same sentence. This site is full of carnal, divisive, unable to handle the meat Christians, acting as mere men instead of sons of God.
---Linda on 5/15/07

John if the man was saved then he wouldn't need to be "handed over to the Devil for the destruction of the flesh so HIs Spirit may(May doesn't mean will) be saved."
There is no such thing as a carnal Christian.
---Matthew on 5/15/07

John do you even know what destruction of the flesh is? Destruction of the flesh is required for salvation. Paul called it crucifying the old man. Crucifying the flesh/self. Jesus called it bearing your cross(Crucifying your flesh, your desires). It means saying not my will be done but the Lord's. It's saying no to our flesh and yes to the Lord's will. Without submitting to the Lord and denying ourselves we can't be saved.
---Matthew on 5/15/07

john, just because someone goes to church does not make them saved nor born-again. Even many preachers are not saved. So you are wrong, those who sin are sinners and they are not saints. Also the others in the church who made light of this ongoing gross sin are also damned unless they too repent.
---Eloy on 5/15/07

This person is one of the brethren in the church. It is encouraged for him to be handed over to satan for the destruction of the flesh that the spirit may be saved. So, according to the Scripture, this man is saved. He is carnal and in sin but it says his spirit is saved.
---john on 5/14/07

Unsaved. lit.Gk: "to deliver whom this indeed to Satan the devastation that flesh, in order that his spirit be salvaged upon that day of Lord Jesus." I Corinthians 5:5.
---Eloy on 5/14/07

1 Corinthians 5_1-8 should be evaluated as a block. The son has had a sexual relationship with his stepmother [Likely divorced from her husband by the variation of the Greek phrasing from Lev 18:8. LXX] Paul contends the man should be expelled from the congregation.

But Paul's primary criticism is of the Corinthians for their consternating attitude in tottering the situation. Tolerating a little impurity will affect the whole body, and you must expel the impurity for the sake of the congregation.
---Phil_the_Elder on 5/14/07

to add to the question, is a christian that is born again really saved as they swear they are, when they commit fornication, adultery, abuse their children, lie, steal, blaspheme God's name, take drugs, drink alcohol, mock and show hatred against others, indulge in sins of the world, do not repent, are quick to anger, ignor and scorn scriptures telling them they believe false doctrines, but they still yell praise God every week on Sunday or when the doors of the church open. my answer is NO.
---ashley on 5/14/07

The man is saved.
---Helen_5378 on 5/14/07

This means that the person wasn't saved at the time, but he might be saved in the day of the Lord.
---Rebecca_D on 5/13/07

As I read this text to answer your question no this man was not saved at that time. Paul said that he was sinning and needed to be cast out of the church and into Satan's hands that he may recognize that he is sinning so that he can seek God in Jesus name and have the opportunity to be saved.
---chara7388 on 5/11/07

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