Wait a minute….
<<it says when you are gathered in our Lord Jesus’s name and the Lord Jesus’s power is present hand him over to Satan so that the sinful nature can be destroyed.>>
What?! If the Lord Jesus’s power is present, then why can’t he “heal” the sinful nature on his own? Hand the sinful person over to Satan to be destroyed??!!
Does Jesus give up? Is Satan more powerful? Expell the immoral person so he is destroyed by Satan and lost forever in hell?
I was thinking you meant to just kick them out of the church.
This is serious stuff that christians would be doing in their deity’s name…murdering the souls of fellow humans, right?
Tell me I am misunderstanding your post, Jon.