Bible: 1 Cor 6:1-11

Lawsuits

6:1 When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the saints? 6:2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? 6:3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters! 6:4 So if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? 1  6:5 I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians? 2  6:6 Instead, does a Christian sue a Christian, 3  and do this before unbelievers? 6:7 The fact that you have lawsuits among yourselves demonstrates that you have already been defeated. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? 6:8 But you yourselves wrong and cheat, and you do this to your brothers and sisters! 4 

6:9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived! The sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, passive homosexual partners, 5  practicing homosexuals, 6  6:10 thieves, the greedy, drunkards, the verbally abusive, 7  and swindlers will not inherit the kingdom of God. 6:11 Some of you once lived this way. 8  But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ 9  and by the Spirit of our God.

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