The church at Corinth was not only a divided church, but it was a church that was filled with immorality.
As we look at this passage it become somewhat clear that many in the church knew about the immorality and refused to confront it.
As we read think about the church in America today.
Paul had received reports that there was sexual immorality in the church at Corinth. And it was NOT good.
1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that does not occur even among pagans: A man has his father’s wife. 2 And you are proud! Shouldn’t you rather have been filled with grief and have put out of your fellowship the man who did this?
1 Corinthians 5:1-
The word translated “sexual immorality” is the Greek word “porneia” from which we get our English word pornography.
The church was apparently boasting that they were so open minded that even the sexually immoral could be a member in good standing.