If any of you have a dispute with another Christian, how dare you go before heathen judges instead of letting God's people settle the matter?
Don't you know that God's people will judge the world? Well, then, if you are to judge the world, aren't you capable of judging small matters?
Do you not know that we shall judge the angels? How much more, then, the things of this life!
If such matters come up, are you going to take them to be settled by people who have no standing in the church?
Shame on you! Surely there is at least one wise person in your fellowship who can settle a dispute between fellow Christians.
Instead, one Christian goes to court against another and lets unbelievers judge the case!