Throw Out the Old

Do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.
Throw Out the Old
For that reason we must again rebuke and not give way to the shameless spirits who assert that we should not frighten people with the Law nor immediately hand them over to the devil. Rather, we must teach them and tell them that the old yeast must be swept out and that they are not Christians nor do they have faith if they let their flesh have its wantonness and purposely remain and persist in sins against conscience. This is so much the worse and damnable when it is done under the name and cover of the Gospel and Christian freedom, for in that way the name of Christ and of the Gospel is slandered and despised. For that reason, this must simply be thrown away and driven out, since faith and a good conscience cannot exist with it.

From the Church Postil, sermon for Easter on 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 (Luther's Works 77:15)
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