17 July 2009

What to do with the C Street Republicans (1 Corinthians 5:1-5)

It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles [Democrats]...
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ...
deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved... 1 Corinthians 5:1-5

It almost sounds like Paul was talking about the C Street Republicans [Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC), and former Rep. Chip Pickering (R-MS)]. (Of course he wasn't really. He was talking about a believer that had sex with his father's wife. But close enough.)

Still, the passage isn't entirely clear to me.

Let's say we try to apply Paul's instructions to the C Street adulterers. How would be go about it?

  • How do we deliver them to Satan in the name of Jesus? I'm not even sure where Satan lives these days. And even if we can find him, how can we be sure that it's really him?

  • After Satan gets them how will he destroy their flesh? Will he burn them to death like God often does? Or will he bury them alive or give them a disease that causes their bowels to fall out?

  • And when Satan destroys their flesh, how will that cause their spirits to be saved? If Satan causes their spirits to be saved, does that mean that Satan is their savior?

It's a bit confusing to me. But I think it's worth a try.


Jerome said...

Very good questions.

Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com said...

There's nothing sinister about the C Street Fellowship. The group just believes that "love thy neighbor" trumps the Ten Commandments if you're rich, white, male and Republican.



Matthew Blanchette said...

I think Bill Maher termed it best when he stated that, among the C-Street Republicans, for them, it was the Nine Commandments.

Unknown said...

"How do we deliver them to Satan in the name of Jesus? "

hauhauhuahauhaa I cannot stop laughing about this !!!