Hmm .. handing over to .. um why? Reminiscing on some of the conversations of last week . This thought dawned on me just now . 1 Corinthians 5:5 5hand this man over to Satan, so that the flesh may be destroyed and his spirit saved on the day of the Lord. 1 Timothy 1:18-20 18Timothy, my son, I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight, 19holding on to faith and a good conscience. Some have rejected these and so have shipwrecked their faith. 20Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme. What teaching have you received on this? have you done this without even knowing it? What is this all about anyway? It sounds like it has a redemptive purpose i.e. "so the body might be destroyed but the soul saved on the day of the Lord" but 1) what have you been taught on it? and 2) have you ever done it? if so, 3) why? and 4) Looking back on your life . is there a time when this might have happened to you? 5) How is this particular thing different from the Lord chastening us like children ?