Tag Archives: discipline

“What does the Bible say about tough love?”


 “Tough love” is an expression that is generally thought of as a disciplinary measure where someone is treated rather sternly with the intention of helping them in the long run. For example, tough love may be the refusal to give … Continue reading

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“Does God punish us when we sin?”


In order to answer this question, we first need to distinguish between punishment and discipline. For believers in Jesus, all our sin – past, present, and future – has already been punished on the cross. As Christians, we will never … Continue reading

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“What does the Bible say about church discipline / excommunication?”


Excommunication is the formal removal of an individual from church membership and the informal separation from that individual. Matthew 18:15-20 gives the procedure and authority for a church to do this. It instructs us that one individual (usually the offended party) … Continue reading

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