9 I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people-
10 not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world.
11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler-not even to eat with such a one.
12 For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge?
13 God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.”
Here is the line, if someone is sexually immoral and they are not are Christian that is not a surprise. These are the people that we share the gospel with, but if they are sexually immoral or anything else that’s very obviously wrong but they are Christians they have to be confronted. If they wish to continue then this is what the church notes as excommunication.
There are some who would excommunicate another for other reasons, less dramatic. We don’t want to be judgemental, the crimes here are all very deliberate.
But we differentiate between the non Christian who is not born again, and the Christian.
Within the Church, there are restrictions. You can’t just keep living the life you were living before.