Often we identify ourselves in individualistic terms rather than in terms of membership to a larger whole. The Bible however, points to corporate responsibility, even when dealing with the ramifications for sin. God is clear about how to handle sin among His body of believers, and presents a command to His followers to “purge the evil from among them” when necessary. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians implores the church to evaluate their actions (sin or otherwise) as a people, not as individuals.
Scripture: Exodus 12