Christian Catechism – Church Discipline

Church Discipline

If a brother or sister of the Church should fall in sin, how should such a one be dealt with?
We are to restore such a one in the spirit of meekness. – Gal. 6: 1.
But if the offender will not receive correction?
We are to admonish him two or three times. – Matt. 18: 16.
But what are we to do with him, who refuses admonition, or persists to live in gross sin?
He is to be excommunicated from the church, and we are to have no company with him, that be may be ashamed. Yet we shall count him not as an enemy but admonish him as a brother. 1 Matt. 18: 17, 1 or. 5: 11, 2 Thess. 3: 6-15.
What if he repents?
Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted by many; we must the more forgive, and comfort him. – 2 Cor. 2: 5-7.


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