1 Corinthians 6:1-8 CEBA

Confronting lawsuits in the church

1 When someone in your assembly has a legal case against another member, do they dare to take it to court to be judged by people who aren't just, instead of by God's people?

References for 1 Corinthians 6:1

      2 Or don't you know that God's people will judge the world? If the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to judge trivial cases?
      3 Don't you know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary things?
      4 So then if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint people as judges who aren't respected by the church?
      5 I'm saying this because you should be ashamed of yourselves! Isn't there one person among you who is wise enough to pass judgment between believers?
      6 But instead, does a brother or sister have a lawsuit against another brother or sister, and do they do this in front of unbelievers?
      7 The fact that you have lawsuits against each other means that you've already lost your case. Why not be wronged instead? Why not be cheated?
      8 But instead you are doing wrong and cheating—and you're doing it to your own brothers and sisters.