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1 Corinthians 5:3-4 I have already pronounced judgment in the name of the Lord Jesus on the man who has done such a thing.
Paul encourages Christians to judge one another and even to drive some unrepentant sinners out of the church. While I disagree wholeheartedly with the approach of kicking people out of church, I can see a place for a community of Christians compassionately supporting one another in making ethical decisions. The idea of living in such a community sounds useful, if the motivation were loving and the advice were given humbly and kindly. We must take care though to always resist the temptation to indulge in self-righteousness and pronounce judgment.
Today the Church remembers Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr of Smyrna, 156.