There are very many different effects of written and spoken language. Words alone convey quite basic meaning.
Sunday, August 21, I teach a course on 1 Corinthians at the seminary, have used the commentaries you cite as textbooks, and have more familiarity with the literature generally than you do. Partaking in sexual immorality most certainly does have to do with paganism. It has to do, at least in part, with a return to the immoral lifestyles out of which they emerged, though Paul admits in the case of incest they are even outdoing the pagans in immorality.
Paul repeatedly warns Gentile converts in all his letters not to live as they once lived as Gentiles who did not know God.
In 1 Thess 4, Gal 5, 1 Cor2 Cor 12, Romans 1, 6, 8, 13not to mention texts in Col 3Ephand the Pastoral Epistles, Paul repeatedly states that if believers adopt again their old Gentile practices, especially sexually immoral practices, they will not inherit the kingdom of God.
The argument of silence comes entirely from you, not me; although in your case it is more an ignoring of multiple texts. Nor is it possible to ignore these texts simply because they include vice or offender lists, because in most of the cases cited above Paul buttresses the list with his own theological elaboration to make the same point.
For example, the vice list in 1 Cor 6: The reason why the community is to put him temporarily out of the community until he comes to his senses is that this is a last-ditch measure to wake the offender up, lest he be excluded from the kingdom.
Paul goes on to reiterate the point of the vice list of 6: Similar issues arise in 1 Thess 4 where Paul reminds the Thessalonian believers that he warned them before and now warns them again that if they return to their old Gentile sexual behaviors they will have rejected God who will be an avenging force against them.
It is not necessary for a Christian to renounce Christ in order to engage in such behaviors and thereby put himself or herself at risk of losing eternal life. The incestuous man claimed to be a believer.
When introducing the offender list in 6: Contrary to what you say, the commentators do not state that knowledge, not sexual immorality, is a problem.
Bad use of knowledge is certainly a key problem. But the fact that Paul spends chs. The only place in the letter where he explicitly recommends removal of a member from the community in a letter that you rightly note often focuses on unity is over a question of sexual immorality ch.
To make the claim you make is to indicate an inadequate knowledge of Pauline thought. Paul says next to nothing about bad theology in chs. He is concerned about its impact on the community but the impact he is concerned about is sending the message that sexual offense is no big deal i.
On the contrary, Paul was the one who imposed such standards on all his communities. The strong were wrong for insisting to the weak that they should live out their freedom in Christ even if it meant violating their consciences by getting them to do something that the weak still thought was wrong i.
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