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Call To Discernment

Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle ----- [NEW AND IMPROVED BLOG UNDER CONSTRUCTION] 

July 17, 2015

7:45 AM - Is Exposing Error "Shooting Our Own Wounded"?

Shooting Their Own Wounded

(excerpts)

The Lord has commanded the churches to exercise discipline toward unrepentant members who are committed to gross sin and error (1 Corinthians 5; Titus 3:10-11). Is that shooting the wounded? It is oftentimes considered so by those who are the objects of the discipline and by those who are  sympathetic to them, but proper church discipline, though severe, is not destructive. It has a three-fold goal of glorifying Christ in His church, purifying the congregation, and bringing the sinner to repentance.

"Was our Lord shooting the first century churches in Revelation 2 and 3 when He walked in their midst and exposed their sins and failures and commanded them to repent? The kindest and most biblical thing a faithful servant of God can do is expose unscriptural conduct to lead to repentance, lest God step in and judge severely and chasten in a most severe matter.

Full article
http://www.wayoflife.org/database/shooting_their_own_wounded.html

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