August 2, 2022•265 words
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- Do you submit yourselves to the government and discipline of the Church, and promise to further its purity and peace?
PART 2: DISCIPLINE
Westminster Confession of Faith,
- Of Church Censures
III. Church censures are necessary for the reclaiming and gaining of offending brethren; for deterring of others from the like offenses; for purging out of that leaven which might infect the whole lump; for vindicating the honor of Christ, and the holy profession of the gospel; and for preventing the wrath of God, which might justly fall upon the Church, if they should suffer his covenant, and the seals thereof, to be profaned by notorious and obstinate offenders.
Mat 7:6; 1 Cor 5 throughout; 1 Cor 11:27-34 with Jude 1:23; 1 Tim 1:20; 5:20.
IV. For the better attaining of these ends, the officers of the Church are to proceed by admonition, suspension from the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper for a season, and by excommunication from the Church, according to the nature of the crime and demerit of the person.
Mat 18:17; 1 Cor 5:4-5, 13; 1 Thes 5:12; 2 Thes 3:6, 14-15; Titus 3:10.
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