“If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.”
King James Version (KJV)
3:17 If any man destroy the temple of God - Destroy a real Christian, by schisms, or doctrines fundamentally wrong. Him shall God destroy - He shall not be saved at all; not even as through the fire.
1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God. "Ye are the temple of God" (1Co 3:16). In that temple the Spirit dwelt, as the Shekinah had dwelt in the temple of God at Jerusalem; it was therefore a holy temple, and an awful sin to defile it. Him shall God destroy. Under the old dispensation, death was the penalty of polluting the temple. See Ex 28:43 Le 16:2 Nu 4:20 18:32.