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Is church discipline unloving?  How many times it has happened in churches all across America where leaders in the church say practicing church discipline as described in the Bible in such places as Matthew 18 is “unloving.”  Then their reasoning continues with the conclusion that “if  church discipline is unloving therefore we should not practice church discipline.”

We as Christians must ask if this type of argument is biblical.

Let me be clear up front that I think people can mess up church discipline in an unloving manner, just like how people can mess any good and right act outwardly with a wrong motive and attitude.

However the issue I want to deal with is whether church discipline in of itself is “unloving.”  I think the contents of the book of 1 Corinthians helps us answer this question biblically.

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What Is a Healthy Church Member

Thabiti M. Anyabwile. What Is a Healthy Church Member?  Wheaton, IL: Crossway, June 9th, 2008.  127 pp.

Over the last few years I’ve read this book different times with others in different context ranging from our church’s small groups and also one on one.  The last time I finished this book was a few months ago.  I’m somewhat surprised that I have not written a review of this book until now.

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