Quotes of Author: Matt-schmucker
What is church discipline? In the narrowest sense, it is the act of excluding someone who professes to be a Christian from membership in the church and participation in the Lord’s Supper for serious unrepentant sin – sin they refuse to let go of. More broadly, church discipline is the act of excluding an individual who carelessly brings disrepute onto the gospel and shows no commitment to doing otherwise.
Reference: Something Different, Tabletalk, March, 2009, p. 64. Used by Permission.
Sin in the church, left unaddressed, hurts our evangelism, leaves the proud unchecked, confuses young believers, hardens the unrepentant, and, worst of all, brings shame on the name of Christ.
Reference: Something Different, Tabletalk, March, 2009, p. 65. Used by Permission.