Looking through the NT I am struck by the situations and issues which are highlighted as meaning that the person cannot be regarded as a Christian and those where correction is brought but salvation is not questioned. Paul highlights a number of serious sins and errors requiring change in the Corinthian church but never questions their salvation. Conversely, he says that those in the Galatian church who are preaching law rather than grace are following 'another gospel'. Similarly John says that anyone who claims to love God but hates his brother is a liar and the love of God is not in him. It strikes me that many modern day churches who put people out of membership for many of the sins that the Corinthians fell into but would tolerate legalism and bad relationships between their members. Do others agree that this is at odds with the model shown in the New Testament church and, if so, why do we seem to have our priorities so wrong?