Discipline. Faithful exercise of Church discipline is one of the marks of a true church. It is also a privilege enjoyed by members in such a church (cf. Mt 18:15-17; 1 Cor 5:1-13). Members must resolve from the moment he joins a church that he will respect the authority and discipline of the church should he need correction in doctrine or life later on. It is to despise the ordinance of Christ not to join a church for fear of future discipline; and it is a contemptible sin against Christ to withdraw from a church once discipline is exercised.
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