Since the Corinthians did not seem to take this matter seriously Paul had to do something to set the stage for the importance of this issue and develop a judgment for the Church at Corinth and for the all who live during entire Church Age to follow. Paul used his authority as an apostle to provide guidance for this and future situations that the Church would encounter. First he told them to call a meeting, which he would be there in spirit providing guidance through his letters. A properly prayerful meeting truly seeking God‚Äôs will in this situation would receive His guidance. The Greek word for destroyed is olethron and means to use the Destroying Angel. In any excommunication from Christian fellowship a person is cast to the ways of the world and therefore loses the God‚Äôs protection, which was previously enjoyed. Most are not even aware of the level of Godly protection we enjoy by being in Christian fellowship. This is one reason why it is commanded in the New Testament.