“Why doesn’t church discipline ever seem to work?” By that this person meant, “why haven’t we seen any of the excommunicated members repent and be restored?” This person had heard my previous statement about the goal being restoration and had assumed that restoration was the only goal, or perhaps even the primary goal. This is not the case. In fact, there are several goals in mind when a church practices discipline.
The Private Rebuke
In a previous post the subject of church discipline was considered and 6 introductory observations were given. In this...
Church Discipline: The Way of Forgiveness
The Bible teaches us that holiness is one of the major marks of a true church. The church’s holiness is based...