The Way They Were
| How marvelous is the
saving power of Christ. Consider the kind of people the members of the
church of Christ in Corinth had been. First Corinthians 6: 9-11,
"Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of
God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers,
nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor
covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners shall inherit the
kingdom of God. And such were so of you: but ye are washed, but ye are
sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the
Spirit of God."
They once were people who were lost, but they did not remain that way. Being forgiven, they were clean. Even the most wicked kind of people can be saved if they will come to Christ.