“I just read I Cor. 5:5. What did Paul mean when he said, ‘I have decided to deliver him over to Satan?’ ” — Jesse
This sounds like a harsh judgment. Take note of the context: this letter is written to a young church experiencing numerous difficulties. In this instance, a man in the church is living in an unusually debauched situation (I Cor. 5:1). The church, instead of grieving over this, is particularly proud of its tolerance for his behavior (I Cor. 5:2).