| The church in
Corinth had serious problems and Paul wrote them in order that these
problems would be corrected. Some gloss over the seriousness of their
error by saying they still were a church of Christ and covered by His
blood. But being covered by His blood is conditional (1 John 1:7). Paul
gave them no comfort in their sins but was giving them "space to
repent" (Rev. 2:21) lest their candlestick be removed.
Are we to think if Corinth ignored Paul's warning that they would indefinitely be considered a church of Christ and deserving of continued fellowship? Such is to abuse and misuse what Paul was writing. But some do this because they want churches in error to remain in fellowship regardless of how far removed from truth they go or how long they are like that..
Those in error need correction. Paul gave it. Those who repent are forgiven. Those who do not will lose their identification as a church of our Lord.