June 23, 1985
When examining whether to implement church discipline, we must remember a foundational truth: God’s love and wisdom are unsurpassable. By uniting humble love and honest confrontation, we participate in God’s design for restoration and reunion of relationships. Reminding us that we are our brothers’ keepers, Alistair Begg describes the purposes and process of holding church members accountable. By committing to biblical discipline, we help maintain the purity of God’s fellowship and the witness of His church.
15“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
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