A Biblical Analysis of Corrective Church Discipline: God's Loving Plan to Rescue and Restore Believers

A Biblical Analysis of Corrective Church Discipline: God's Loving Plan to Rescue and Restore Believers

by Dr. Todd M. Fink
A Biblical Analysis of Corrective Church Discipline: God's Loving Plan to Rescue and Restore Believers

A Biblical Analysis of Corrective Church Discipline: God's Loving Plan to Rescue and Restore Believers

by Dr. Todd M. Fink

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Overview

God is the one who has raised the issue and spoke about church discipline. It’s His topic, and it’s His business! Christ talked about it, the Apostle Paul spoke of it, James mentioned it, and other New Testament authors dealt with it as well. We are commanded to preach the whole counsel of God, so we shouldn’t pick and choose the topics we like and avoid the ones we dislike. However, it is clear today that this vital aspect of God’s counsel is largely being neglected and rarely practiced. Despite its biblical basis, the idea of church discipline can be controversial among Christians and churches. Even though virtually every organization or business practices it, for some reason, we think it’s wrong when done in the church. For example, a fraudulent lawyer can be debarred, an abusive player in the NBA can be fined, an employee can be dismissed, a doctor who is accused of malpractice can lose his or her medical license, a teacher can be fired, and so forth. The fact that other organizations or groups have some means of correcting or removing its members is widely accepted, however, if it’s done in the church, many negatively react. There is a lot of confusion and differing views regarding this biblical doctrine. However, when it’s carefully looked at, it’s not really that hard to understand. This book tackles this important doctrine head-on and seeks to let God say what He intended to say about church discipline.


Product Details

BN ID: 2940156008476
Publisher: Dr. Todd M. Fink
Publication date: 03/08/2019
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: eBook
File size: 299 KB

About the Author

Dr. Todd M. Fink is founder & director of Go Missions to Mexico Ministries, Holy Land Site.com Ministries, and Selah Book Press. He received his Bachelor of Theology Degree from Freelandia Bible College, did Master of Divinity studies at Western Seminary, received a Master of Theology Degree from Freedom Bible College and Seminary, and a Ph.D. degree in theology from Trinity Theological Seminary. Currently, he is working on a Master of Biblical Studies Degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. He served as youth/associate pastor for 12 years at an evangelical church in Oregon, (1987-1998). Todd is currently serving as pastor and missionary with Go Missions to Mexico Ministries (1998-present), is an author, and has a passion for the Holy Land.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction 1

Chapter 2: What Is Corrective Church Discipline? 7

Chapter 3: Old Testament & Corrective Discipline 27

Chapter 4: Jesus & Church Discipline 33

Chapter 5: New Testament & Church Discipline 39

Chapter 6: What Is the Purpose of Church Discipline? 53

Chapter 7: The Biblical Steps of Church Discipline 67

Chapter 8: What Does “Tell It to the Church” Mean? 73

Chapter 9: The Meaning of “Gentile & Tax Collector” 85

Chapter 10: Who Should Be Put in Church Discipline? 107

Chapter 11: How to Treat Christians in Church Discipline 111

Chapter 12: How to Treat Non-Christians in Sin 129

Chapter 13: What God Does in a Sinful Believer’s Heart 133

Chapter 14: Why So Little Church Discipline Today? 141

Chapter 15: Consequences of No Church Discipline 153

Chapter 16: Implementing Church Discipline 165

Chapter 17: Church Discipline Should Not Be Abusive 185

Chapter 18: How to Handle Gossip in Church Discipline 191

Chapter 19: The Results of Church Discipline 195

Chapter 20: When Does Church Discipline End? 203

Chapter 21: Restoring & Rebuilding Fallen Believers 211

Chapter 22: Conclusion 221

Bibliography 227

About the Author 230

Other Books by Todd M. Fink 231

Connect with Todd (Mike) 232

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