Tuesday, November 12, 2013
5 Reasons for Church Discipline
Ronnie Rogers, pastor of a Southern Baptist church in Norman, Oklahoma wrote a blog post on The Five Reasons for Church Discipline. His five reasons are redemption, correction, protection, purification and justice. Pastor Rogers makes some good points which should be thoughtfully considered by all churches exercising biblical church discipline. If I were labeling these, I might call them five "goals" rather than "reasons" -- not because they aren't reasons, but because I feel most people think differently when they think of reasons. "Because they committed adultery"; "Because he taught false doctrine"; etc. would be what most people I know think of when they think of "reasons". Be that as it may, give Ronnie Rogers's piece a read and see what you think.