Monday, August 2, 2010

Church Discipline Which Honors God

Sunday, August 01, 2010
Galatians 6:1-5
Discipline: this is missing in the church world today. Discipline is good for you if you are eight or eighty years old. Today in our world and sadly in the church people can live anyway they want to. We aren't made right with God because of our behavior or does one’s behavior cause one to go to hell. We are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus. However after a soul is made right with God there are behaviors the Lordship of Christ calls us to and other behaviors we are told not to do.
The purpose of discipline should always be to restore the person.
Now discipline is misused in the church. There are churches who have kicked people out of their church because they didn't like the way their church was going not because of some kind of sin. Church discipline should always be because of behavior which God calls sinful. There is a cult that teaches their group is the only true church the Jehovah's Witnesses. They kick so many people out of every year not because of sin but because those souls have done things that their leadership doesn’t like. Now their discipline goes so far as to keep families apart. Think about this if you are told you belong to the only true church and then you are kicked out of that church what will happen well the person who doesn’t know Christ might do something horrible like take their life. The other misuse of discipline is churches who never do it and allow its members to be on their way to heaven but live like hell. Now I am not backing away from believing once somebody is saved they are saved forever but the child of God who sins will lose reward. It is time for our church to use church discipline in a proper Bible based way. Every church and true follower of the Lord Jesus must embrace the fact they were created and created again to bring glory to God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

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